Competition participant MUST be enrolled landscape architecture student/alumnus or a young landscape architecture professional as well as a member of a National Association which is IFLA Europe member. If you are not a member of a National Association, please see the list of all IFLA Europe National Associations and contact them about the membership. Please note that for landscape architecture students coming from Germany, we will accept their membership either in BAK or bdla - Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten.

Please note that students MUST be currently enrolled as landscape architecture students or employed as Landscape Architects.

For enrolled students, please provide a copy of a document confirming that you are currently enrolled in that year/landscape architecture programme (student card, certificate from University etc.)

For young professionals under 40, please provide a document confirming you are employed by company/studio/other as Landscape Architect.

An eligible competition participant must not be older than 40 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 and/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 Council of Europe member states which are 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/be enrolled in a landscape architecture programme, be an alumnus of a university or work as a landscape architect for at least a year prior to the competition opening date in one of the countries listed above.

For students in the countries where National Association is not established, they can apply without a membership in National Association!

Category A: Conceptual projects/Ideas
Category B: Realised projects

We also have People’s Choice Award! All entries will be published on a social media and the post with most reactions, comments and shares will be proclaimed People’s Choice and the winner(s) will receive Certificate from IFLA Europe and will have their work published and disseminated on IFLA Europe website and social media.

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

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 and you have created an account. Once you received the notification, please login on the competition website and via ‘Submission page’ upload your application and entry.

For the participants that have previously participated in IFLA Europe Youth competition, you have to use the login you originally created, it will still be valid!

Please note that you will need to upload 4 documents!
1) Your competition entry, in accordance with the Technical specification (here below) - in pdf format
2) Application form with authorship declaration and proof of enrollment or employment in Landscape Architecture company/as Landscape Architect - pdf
3) Executive Summary of the entry - pdf
4) Image(s) of your competition entry which will serve as your ‘cover’ image on the website - jpg/png. One image will be the ‘main’ cover image to represent your work and other 3 images will be used to promote your entry. Please visit our website with previous editions to have an idea.

Your entry in both category A or B 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 both categories but is limited to one entry per category.

If you wish to submit an entry in both categories, please make two applications and submit two separate entries and all relevant documents for each entry (your competition entry, application form, executive summary and images of your competition 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
Your chosen photo(s), drawing or visualization must be uploaded as a jpg entry. Horizontal (landscape) orientation is required. 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.

Entry format
Please submit a single entry in horizontal orientation.
File type: pdf
Images: 300dpi resolution minimum

File size:
max 5MB, minimum 300dpi resolution and 800 px for website/digital version (for the file itself and for all the illustrations included on the entry).
Colour setting: CMYK
Fonts: 10 points

Title of your entry
Please name the file as: year Category project name.pdf - for example “2024_Cat A Project name”.pdf Please ensure that the project name is not longer than 20 characters and write the title in the top right corner of your entry. You can see all details of file format of your ‘page’ entry here: 2023 IFLA Europe Youth Competition Entry format

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

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 text will be used in the jury report and IFLA Europe publications. This must be saved as a PDF and include entry title.

Please name the file as: year_Cat Project name_Summary.pdf
For example: 2024_Cat_A_John_smith_Project name_SUMMARY.pdf

Your application is considered 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 it is not published, please check your application form and your page to ensure that they fulfill all the conditions of the 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.Here you will find the application form 2023 IFLA Europe Youth Competition Application Form

Important dates:
1 June: Launch of the competition
15 September: Deadline for sending entries
10 October: Jury review and proclamation of winners

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