Eligible competition participants

Competition participant must be enrolled landscape architecture student/alumnus or a practitioner in the field of landscape architecture. Please note that students may come from a different science but MUST be currently enrolled as landscape architecture students.

An eligible competition participant must not be older than 35 years of age (the year of birth is the deciding factor).

Competition participants may originate from one of the countries where IFLA EUROPE National Association is present or a country in the region identified as the Council of Europe country.

List of IFLA Europe member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

List of eligible CoE member states not IFLA Europe member: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, San Marino.

The participant must be a citizen of one of these countries or study and be enrolled in a landscape architecture programme, be an alumnus of a university or work for at least a year prior to the competition opening date in one of the countries listed above.

Competition Rules and Guidelines

Competition entries in all categories are to be submitted solely via the website https://www.iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/index.

In order to apply, please register on the website https://www.iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/register after which you will receive a notification that your registration was successful. Once you received the notification, please login on the competition website and via ‘Submission page’ upload your application and entry.

NEW! Please note that you will need to upload 4 documents!

1) Your competition entry, in accordance with the Technical specification (here below) - pdf

2) Application form with authorship declaration - pdf

3) Executive Summary of the entry - pdf

4) Image of your competition entry which will serve as your ‘cover’ image on the website - jpg/png

You are also required to upload up to 3 images (jpg/png) which will be used to ‘promote’ your work.

Competition entry

Your entry in all categories can include photographs, drawings, plans, visualisations and text. The participant (individual person or group) must be the author of all of the above-mentioned elements on every “entry” uploaded. Each participant can apply for one or more categories but is limited to one contribution per category. If you wish to submit an entry in several categories, please submit a separate entry and all relevant documents for each entry (your competition entry, application form, executive summary and image of your competition entry).

Please note that you need to submit only one pdf entry which will be considered as your application material and will be reviewed by the members of the Jury. All additional material (up to 3 images) that you wish to upload will be used to promote your entry. This material can be used on IFLA Europe website, its Yearbook or Competition booklet with credits to the author(s).

Technical specification of the entries

A chosen photo, drawing or visualization must be uploaded as a jpg entry. Horizontal orientation is preferred. All uploaded entries will be reviewed before they are published on the IFLA EUROPE Student and Young Professionals competition website. The language of the competition is English.


Please submit a single page.

File type: pdf

Images: 300dpi resolution minimum

File size: max 5MB, minimum 300dpi resolution (for the file itself and for all the illustrations included on the “page”)

Colour setting: CMYK Fonts: 6 points or greater, all fonts embedded

Please name the file as: year_firstname_lastname_category.pdf - For example: 2020_john_smith_category_A Conceptual projects.pdf

For example: 2020_john_smith_category_A Conceptual projects.pdf

Please write this information in the top right corner of your entry

Please see all details of file format of your ‘page’ entry here: IFLA_Europe_Competition_Entry_Format.pdf

If you apply as a group, the first person mentioned on the form would, in the case of a nomination, be invited for the prize ceremony. There is no limit regarding the numbers of persons participating for one entry.

Please read carefully these rules. An incomplete submission will not be considered. Please check you spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email from the competition website or contact secretariat@iflaeurope.eu.

See a sample of 2019 competition here:

Executive Summary

Please provide short Executive Summary of your entry/project, maximum 250 words in pdf. including project context, issues to be addressed, main features, and innovations. This is for potential use in the jury report or any subsequent publications. This must be saved as a PDF and include the application title

Please name the file as: year_firstname_lastname_category_Executive Summary.pdf -

For example: 2020_john_smith_category_A Conceptual projects_executive summary.pdf

Your application is eligible only if it appears on the Competition entries on the IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals Competition website. Please note that it may take few days for this process to be done and we are grateful for your understanding. If not be published, please check your application form and your page to ensure that they fulfill all the conditions of submission.

Each candidate (or group of persons) has to download the IFLA Europe Students and Young Professionals Competition file, fill it in and upload it again. You will find the application form IFLA Europe Youth Competition Application Form

The organisers of the competition reserve a right to choose entries for the post-competition publication.


The entries will be in the following categories for Students and Young Professionals - those who are graduated but also students of post graduate diploma or master’s programmes as per above , a student/alumnus of a landscape architecture course or a practitioner in the field of landscape architecture.

Category A: Conceptual projects/Ideas

Category B: Realised projects

Category C: People’s choice

Dates and Deadlines

The competition is open to entries from 20 March 2020. The deadline for submitting contributions is 20 July 2020 at 17.00 hrs Brussels time. The results will be announced on 20 September 2020.

Important dates:

20 March: Launch of the competition

20 April: Deadline for FAQ - extended to end May

20 May: Answers to FAQ

20 July: Deadline for sending entries

30 August: Deadline for People’s Choice Awards (vote on Facebook)

10 September :

New date: 20 September Announcement of winners


Three winners will be chosen for each category. The prize for the winners of categories A and B will be invitation to the IFLA Europe General Assembly in Granada, Spain in 2021 to present their works.

Economy class plane ticket and accommodation for one night will be provided for the winner or one person representing the group.

The People’s Choice Award will be determined by voting on the IFLA Europe Facebook page (regardless of category – a “page” with most “likes” at midnight CET 30 August 2020). All winners will receive a Certificate.

Special IFLA Europe Student and Young Professional Competition publication will be prepared and will feature the competition entries and they will also be featured in IFLA
Europe Yearbook. All entries will get significant publicity and visibility though IFLA Europe website and social media platforms.

Please note that due to Corona situation, the organisation of Reykjavik General Assembly is being considered and watched closely on a daily basis. In case that due to COVID pandemic it does not take place in Reykjavik, the winners will be invited to the IFLA Europe 2021 General Assembly in Granada, Spain!

For any issue that may arise, please contact IFLA Europe Secretariat on secretariat@iflaeurope.eu.

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