The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. The winner receives $2,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the MoCP's permanent collection. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, the Snider Prize forms a part of the museum's ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography.
The prize is open to MFA students currently in their last year at an accredited program of study. Submissions will be accepted through April 12, 2019 at midnight, and the three award recipients will be announced on May 3, 2019.

The Future Park Design Ideas Competition: 
New Public Space for Melbourne

 University of Melbourne, in partnership with Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
Type: Open, international, ideas
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Eligibility: This competition seeks to enhance the role of landscape architecture and the public realm in Australian cities. However, the competition does not restrict entry to registered landscape architects or those studying within landscape architecture programs. Instead the competition aims to inspire an open and dynamic dialogue between built environment disciplines, the broader community, government and the private sector.
This single stage competition is open to established and emerging designers (tertiary students) of the built and natural environment disciplines (i.e. landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, environmental planning and ecology, environmental engineering). 
Victorian high school students studying art, design, environmental studies and associated subjects are also encouraged to submit proposals within the student category.
Awards (categories will likely include):
Professional and tertiary (international) – Up to AUD$20,000 to be allocated as prizes
High school (open to Victorian students only) – Work experience at a landscape architecture office (tbc)
22 March 2019 – Official Competition Launch  (Melbourne Design Week, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne)

31 May, 2019 – Entries open
1 August,2019 – Submission Deadline
September 2019 – Shortlisting
Design Challenge:
In 1837 surveyor Hoddle’s plan laid the foundations for the city of Melbourne, transforming the endemic landscape of wetlands, open grasslands and custodial lands of the Kulin nation into a speculative real estate grid surrounded by colonial parkland. Featuring a botanic garden, a Domain, along with other significant garden squares and parks, this generous layer of open space was integral to the development of ‘Marvellous’ Melbourne – a vibrant late nineteenth century city of international prominence. 
Fast forward, and Melbourne’s rapid millennium growth has reshaped the city centre and inner suburbs into a dense urbanism, with apartment towers and medium density housing constructed on former industrial sites and lining major transport corridors. Melbourne is now considered the fourth fastest growing city in the OECD, and is expected by 2050 to eclipse Sydney as Australia’s largest city. This population growth and densification raises questions over the capacity of existing parks to meet the needs of the contemporary city. 
This idea competition challenges professional and emerging landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to speculate on new park possibilities for a future Melbourne. How can parks shape Melbourne’s urban form? Where should this new public open space be located, how should it be configured and what is its role? Is a new signature park in the spirit of Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Park (2005) or Moscow Zaryadye Park (2018) appropriate, or instead smaller sequences of parks? Should parks be designed at ground level or are other spatial locations possible?
Proposals are asked to address these questions in two ways.
1. Make the Space: Restricted to a 10 km radius of Melbourne’s city centre, designers must present a rationale (speculative or other) for the location and configuration of their proposed public open space/s. Strategies for procuring land such as amalgamation, demolition, repurposing, redefining and re zoning should be considered.
2.Design the Place: What is the role of the park in 2050? Designers must present the aesthetic, civic and ecological attributes of their scheme, and highlight how these attributes respond to the challenges facing Melbourne in the mid twenty first century. Key considerations include climate change, shifting demographics and density of the city, Reconciliation, biodiversity and evolving concepts of publicness and community.

RIBA Flexible Housing Competition

14 April 2019

Sponsor: Great Places Lakes & Dales Partnership
Type: Open, international, two-phase
Language: English
Fee: £50+VAT
25 March 2019 – Q&A deadline
14 April 2019 – 1st stage entries deadline
Process and Compensation
Six proposals will be shortlist, three (3) for each site
Each participating team will receive £4,000 to complete their second stage design.
Great Place: Lakes & Dales (GPLD), is one of 16 pilot projects funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that aims to enable cultural and heritage organisations to make a step-change, which will result in arts, culture and heritage contributing to wider social and economic objectives.

GPLD is celebrating its distinctive place and skills by utilising arts, culture and heritage, to retain and attract young people who will help develop its sustainability, resilience and economy.

GPLD is a partnership of Craven District Council (lead authority), South Lakeland District Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, and Lake District National Park Authority, who have all contributed additional funding alongside ACE and HLF.

The GPLD area is a rural area incorporating elements of both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and is primarily based upon the corridor linking Skipton (Craven) in the south and Grasmere (South Lakeland) in the north.

The area includes:
• the market towns of Skipton and Kendal;
• the area characterised by the Yorkshire Three Peaks;
• the Lune Valley; and,
• the approaches into the central Lake District.

Design Challenge:

GPLD will use arts, culture and creativity to tackle the outward migration of young people, by focusing on the distinctive place it encapsulates. This Competition will support this ambition by seeking designs for two innovative flexible accommodation developments within the GPLD area, which will house young people that either already live there or wish to move into it.

The competition ties into the specific aim of the GPLD project, i.e. outward migration of young people from the area. As this issue affects rural communities nationally, the competition also offers entrants an opportunity to provide a wider statement/proposition on this issue.

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UIA-HYP Cup 2019 International Student Competition

30 August 2019

Theme: Architecture in Transition
Topic: Happy Spaces – Integrating Architecture nd Landscape
Sponsor: Union International des Architects (UIA)
Organizers: School of Architecture, Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
Type: Student, international, ideas

Eligibility: Open to all architecture and relevant major students around the globe. Full-time on-campus architecture students from accredited institutions (including master and PhD candidates and graduate students of 2019) can participate alone or as a team with team members of no more than four people and advisors of no more than two.
1st Prize (1 team) – Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.15, 000 USD) (before tax)
2nd Prize (3 teams) – Certificate and 30,000 RMB (approx.4, 500 USD) (before tax)
3rd Prize (8 teams) – Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1, 500 USD) (before tax)
30 August 2019 – Registration deadline
20 September – Submission deadline
Jury Chairman: Benedetta Tagliabue (Pritzker Jury Member (since 2015), Co-founder and Principal of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT)
Design Challenge:
Architects can change people’s environment and influence their future in a positive way. They can create “happy spaces” that contribute to people’s well-being. Inserting a building in a nice environment makes this goal easier. When the building is linked to its surroundings, when the limits are blurred with the construction, all of the positive elements of the site can contribute to create this good feeling inside. But the real defy is how to do the opposite, how to influence in a positive way the surroundings throughout the architecture?
The competition is conceived as an exercise to help students understand:

– How to plan a building and its environment as a comprehensive system.
– How to improve a place through an architectural intervention.
– How to integrate inside and outside; the building and the landscape.
– Understand the importance of analysis of the site and context.
– How to create a happy building in a less happy environment.

Providing a project experience which teaches students about the social responsibility of an architectural project and how it can change people’s life in a positive way.

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