Eligible competition participants

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 IFLA Europe National Associations.

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 35, please provide a document confirming you are employed by company/studio/other as Landscape Architect.

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 Council of Europe 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.

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

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
People’s choice

Competition Rules and Guidelines
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.

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 and proof of enrollment or employment in Landscape Architecture company/as Landscape Architect- 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 application. Please visit our webpage with previous editions to have an idea.

Competition entry
Your entry in both 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 competition 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 (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.

File format
Please submit a single page 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

Please name the file as: year Category project name.pdf - for example “2023 Cat A Project name”.pdf

Please ensure that the project name is not longer than 10 characters!

Please write this information 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, be invited for the prize ceremony. 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: 2023_cat_A_John_smith_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 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:
13 February: Launch of the competition
1 July: Deadline for sending entries
30 August: Jury review and proclamation of winners
1 October: Deadline for People’s Choice Awards (vote on Facebook)
14 October: Award ceremony in IFLA Europe General Assembly in Naples, Italy

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