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Landscape Institute Student Travel Award 2016

To support and develop future professionals of landscape architecture, this award provides landscape students the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to develop their knowledge on a specific landscape topic which interests them.

*The deadline has now passed*

The Student Travel Award is for students studying on a Landscape Institute accredited course, to develop their knowledge on a specific landscape topic in an area of the world which fascinates them. Successful students are awarded up to £750 for a single trip to take place by the end of 2016. Travel should be extracurricular and can be in the form of a study-specific trip, or extension of existing travel arrangements for the purpose of studying.

Students are asked to come up with an original, well researched and achievable proposal, outlining the topic they want to learn about and where they wish to travel to. All applicants must fill out the application form.

This award is from a fund set up in memory of David Ashmore, Adrian Brunswick and Michael Norton, three landscape architects who were tragically killed in an air crash at Biggin Hill on 13 January 1979. A legacy was added to the fund on the death of Mary Mitchell in December 1988.

You can read about previous successful applications here.

The amount offered for the award is to a maximum of £750. The closing date for applications will be midnight Sunday 24 April 2016. Applications will be reviewed by a panel convened by the LI’s Education and Membership Committee and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 6 May 2016.

Download application form

Any questions? Please contact our Education Development Officer, Poppy Smith, on or by calling 020 7685 2656


Moorside Landscape Design Competition

As part of its commitment to good design, NuGen is looking for the most creative and sustainable design ideas for the screening mounds, which will provide the setting for Moorside Power Station.

*The deadline has now passed*

NuGen Ltd, a UK nuclear company, recognises that major investment is required in the UK to respond to the dual challenges of securing future energy supplies and achieving reductions in CO2 emission. In 2009, NuGen secured an option to purchase land on the West Cumbrian coast from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and in 2011, the UK government confirmed through its National Policy Statement, that NuGen’s site was suitable for a new nuclear power station.

The mounds are a highly-important factor in the design and development of the site. The construction of Moorside will involve deep excavations in order to reach suitable bed rock foundation conditions for the siting of the reactors. Together with excavation and levelling activities required to create a clear and level site, a large amount of earth will need to be moved around the Moorside ‘Search Area’ for these purposes, and used as part of both the temporary and permanent works such as flat construction laydown areas and screening mounds.

Efforts will be made to re-use as much excavated material as possible within the Moorside Search Area, subject to use suitability, visual impact and amenity (NuGen intends to make approximately 100ha of the 200ha site accessible to the public).

Visit the competition website

Design Ideas Competition: Joseph Paxton

Paxton design ideas competition

Joseph Paxton was the designer of some of the earliest public parks in the world, in Birkenhead and Liverpool. As such, he is one of the most influential figures for the landscape profession today.

*The deadline has now passed*

As a way of celebrating his life and legacy, the Landscape Institute North West would like to invite design teams to conceive and envisage a public park for the 21st century.

Each team must produce one A1 board. An award of £1000 will be presented to the winning entry. Please download additional information below.

Download the brief

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This competition has been organised by the Landscape Institute North West in conjunction with the MMU Landscape Architecture department and is supported by the Landscape Institute.


Design for Life Competition

Groundwork London in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Council has been working with local residents to design and implement climate change adaptation measures on three housing estates in west London.

*The deadline has now passed*

Design for Life aims to encourage housing providers, designers and local communities to build on the success of the aforementioned pilot projects, and redesign their own green spaces so they are better able to respond to the threats of flooding, heatwaves and water shortages.

Entrants are invited to show how they would build local resilience to climate change through retrofitting their local landscape, for a chance to win up to £1,000 and a day of expert advice to help develop and implement their idea.

The competition is free to enter and is open to everyone, regardless of their skills or experience in landscape design.

All shortlisted design proposals will be showcased at an event in October, and be featured in the LI journal Landscape, in early 2016.

Visit the Groundwork website


Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition

Moccas Park - competition site

The Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition is part of the series of activities planned to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's birth.

*The deadline has now passed*

Full information on the Capability Brown Festival can be found here.

The competition is looking for contemporary design ideas inspired by Capability Brown's work. The winning designs will be used to inform what is implemented on ground at a real site - Moccas Registered Park and Garden, with lessons to pass on to other sites.

Download the competition brief here*


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The LI Competitions Office organises international landscape architecture and urban design competitions for a variety of clients and project types.

For further information please contact Events and Competitions Manager Sabina Mohideen or phone 020 7685 2647.

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Student Travel Award

Midnight, Sunday 24 April 2016




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