Are you a geography champion who wants to create beautiful and functional places for people to live?
The world needs you to be a leader in creating vibrant, liveable and resilient cities for the future.
With Melbourne’s population moving beyond four and a half million, significant challenges and opportunities for planning, designing and managing our city arise.
How will you help urban environments adapt to meet the future needs of our population?
Win up to $500.
1st prize: Urban Futures Award, $500 and offer of one week work experience with a planner at Villawood Properties.
2nd prize: Urban Futures Award and $300
3rd prize: Urban Futures Award and $200
4th prize: Urban Futures Award and $100
Prizes will be given as gift cards for major retailers.
Provide a photo or image to communicate an identified urban problem and explain your ideas for a solution in 200-300 words.
The competition is open to Year 10, 11 and 12 Victorian secondary school students only. Entries close: 11.59pm Sunday 8th of September 2019.
Your entry should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The best entries will be shortlisted, with winners announced at the Urban Futures Awards ceremony at the RMIT University City Campus on: Tuesday 17th September, 2019.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) creates liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities that support jobs and growth in Victoria.
The Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV) is a member based professional teaching association that assists geography teachers in Victoria.
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the national body representing planning and the planning profession.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer