Who can enter
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).
An international panel of industry experts will judge the competition, with an exhibition of entries to be held at the Melbourne School of Design during October 2019. The competition winners will be announced as part of the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, to be held in Melbourne from Oct 10-13.
Victorian high school students (and approved foundation programs) studying art, design, environmental studies and associated subjects are also encouraged to submit proposals within the student category.
Schedule to the Terms
The Future Park Design Ideas Competition
The University of Melbourne [ABN 84 002 705 224], of Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
3. Competition Website (clause 1)
4. Time Zone (clause 3)
5. Competition Period (clause 4)
Competition Period commences : 12.00pm on 31 May 2019
Competition Period ends : 12.00pm on 1 August 2019
6. Entry Restrictions (clause 5)
Eligibility : This single stage competition is open to established and emerging designers (tertiary students) of the built and natural environment disciplines (for example: 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. Entries from outside these areas will be considered.
No professional qualification is required for entry. Submissions can be made as individuals or teams. Faculty, students, and employees from judging panel organizations are entitled to enter, so long as the work is produced without the knowledge of any jury member. All reasonable steps should be taken by entrants to ensure this.
Ineligibility : Judging panel members, and their spouses/partners, along with the creative directors of the International Festival of Landscape Architecture are not eligible to enter.
7. Entry Method (clause 6)
To enter the Competition, entrants must: submit the following high resolution drawings through the submission portal.
Professional and Tertiary Requirements
2 x A1 panels portrait orientation (PDFs) + plan jpeg
Panel 1: Establish the rationale for the location and configuration of the proposed open space/s. Emphasis on diagrams /drawings rather than text.
Panel 2: A focus on the proposed park’s role and qualities. Graphics should clearly communicate the intent and experience of the proposed open space. Image should include a compelling eye level view of the park.
Plan jpeg: Submit one plan image as a separate jpeg. This image should duplicate what is presented on the panel and may be used as part of an exhibition. It will not form part of the judging.
Text: A supporting statement under 400 words submitted independently from the panels. All text is to be in English. This text is to be saved as a PDF and include the project title, but with no mention of the project team or school. The text must be unjustified, left aligned and in Arial, font 12.
The official entry form: This online form can be accessed via the competition website and will list the author or team of the project and the project title.
High School Entries
One A1 panel (portrait) which graphically (through the combination of image and text) presents the location and vision for your future park. The submission should also include the supporting text and the entry form.
PDF files of posters must have a 300 dpi resolution and the size of the file shall be a maximum size of 20 MB. Larger files will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the authors/teams to guarantee that the final images and files are in the size and resolution adequate to their reading.
Entries will be judged anonymously. There must be no identifying information (that is, information that identifies individuals, organisations, schools, groups, or firms associated with the entry) on the images, in the image file names, or in the accompanying statement, or text.
8. Maximum Number of Entries (clause 7)
There is no limit to the size of teams and multiple entries can be submitted.
9. Use of Personal Information (clause 9(d))
In addition to clause 9, each entrant agrees that the University may:
(a) use their name and contact details for each entrant to receive ongoing University communication and marketing material not related to this Competition; and
(b) provide their name and contact details to third name party(s) named here only for the purpose of conducting the Competition and/or distributing the Prize (name third party(s) and include link to the third party’s privacy statement).
10. Privacy Laws (clause 9)
Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic)
12. Privacy Contact Details (clause 9)
The University of Melbourne
Department: Dr Jillian Walliss
Name: Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture
Telephone number: +61 3 8344 0104
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
13. Content (clause 10)
Any materials submitted by an entrant via the Competition including but not limited to responses, comments, written material, presentations, recordings, video, blogs, images and prototypes.
14. Use of Competition Entry (clause 11(b))
In addition to clause 11, each entrant licenses and grants the University and its affiliates a non-exclusive, fee-free, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce modify, adapt, publish and display their entry (including Content):
(a) for all the University’s ongoing promotional activities (such as regramming, advertising, marketing material, media releases, printed material, use on the University’s website and social media channels), and includes promotional purposes not related to this Competition;
(b) for all the University’s promotional and educational purposes (such as local, national and conference, seminar and lecturer presentations), and includes educational activities not related to this Competition;
(c) for all the University’s reporting obligations (such as reporting to local, national and international external entities and individuals including governmental agencies, sponsors, partners, collaborators and stakeholders), and includes reporting activities not related to this Competition.
15. Judging Details (clause 14)
The short-listing process will occur in August 2019, with the final judging process concluded in October.
A Jury Chair shall be appointed who is independent of the University of Melbourne. The Chair shall curate meetings and, in the event that the jury cannot make a decision by consensus, the chair shall hold the casting vote. The Jury Chair shall also determine whether decisions of the jury shall be by consensus or majority vote.
Submissions will be evaluated and shortlisted against the following evaluation criteria:
No budgetary limit is imposed.
Following the short listing and final judging process, the Jury Chair will provide a written report to the University of Melbourne. The rationale for the jury’s decisions will be set out in this report and signed by all jurors. The report will be made available to the University of Melbourne prior to the public announcement of the winner(s). After such announcement, the jury report will be available to all entrants and made public.
16. Winner (clause 14)
The Competition Winners are as follows:
For Professional and Tertiary category
(a) 1 first-placed winning entrant; and
(b) 1 second-placed winning entrant.
For High School Students
1 winning entrant.
17. Prize (clause 15)
For Professional and Tertiary category
(a) first-place Winner will receive an award to the value of AUD$15,000 (inclusive of all taxes);
(b) second-place Winner will receive an award to the value of AUD$5,000 (inclusive of all taxes).
In exceptional circumstances, the jury may distribute the awards differently to that proposed in the conditions, provided the total monetary value of prizes awarded is equal to the total amount originally stipulated.
For High School Student
A 5-day (award paid) internship at a landscape architecture office in Melbourne.
18. Winner Notification (clause 16)
Finalists will be contacted in writing via their submitted contact details by 5pm Thursday 11th October, 2019. They will be invited to present their ideas (in person if already in Melbourne or by Skype) as part of the International Festival of Landscape Architecture on Friday 12th October. The overall winners will be announced at the closing of the Festival (Saturday 13th October) . The finalist presentations will not form part of the judging process.
The winning high school student will be contacted in writing via their submitted contact details by 5pm Thursday 11th October, 2019.
19. Claim Prize (clause 17)
Each winner must contact the University by 5pm on 30th October 2019 and:
(a) confirm their email address to receive the Prize; or
(b) collect the Prize in person by presenting proof of identity at an agreed time and location.
20. Replacement Winner (if required) (clause 18)
The re-selection of the Winner (if required) will take place in accordance with the same Judging Details as specified in item 15 of the Schedule in October.
21. Replacement Winner Notification (if required) (clause 18)
Any Replacement Winner will be contacted in writing via their submitted contact details by 5pm on Thursday 11th October 2019.
22. Replacement Winner Claim Prize (if required) (clause 18)
Any Replacement Winner must contact the University in accordance with the same Claim Prize requirements as specified in item 19 of the Schedule by 5pm on Thursday 11th October 2019.
23. Submission storage
- By entering the Competition, you agree to be bound by the Terms of the Competition. The Terms governing the Competition include these General Terms, the Schedule to these Terms and any instructions relating to the Competition on the Competition Website. Only entries that comply with the Terms will be considered valid entries to this Competition.
- Any capitalised terms used in these General Terms have the meaning given in the Schedule, unless stated otherwise. In the event of any inconsistency between the Schedule to the Terms (Schedule) and these General Terms, the Schedule will take precedence.
- Time Zone. All times and dates in the Terms refer to the Time Zone in operation at the time of the Competition.
- Competition Period. The Competition will be conducted during the Competition Period. The University is not responsible for any entry that is not received by the University during the Competition Period, for whatever reason. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will not be accepted.
- Entry Restrictions. Eligibility to enter the Competition is subject to the Entry Restrictions. If entrants under the age of 18 are eligible to enter this Competition, they must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enter the Competition.
- Entry Method. To enter the Competition, entrants must enter the Competition in accordance with the Entry Method (and any other entry details provided by the University on the Competition Website) during the Competition Period. If entrants are required to enter the Competition via a social media platform, each entrant must have an applicable social media account set to public during the Competition Period and must comply with the relevant social media terms and conditions.
- Maximum Number of Entries. Entrants can enter the Competition up to the Maximum Number of Entries. Entries must be submitted separately and entry must individually meet the requirements in the Schedule and are subject to the Entry Restrictions.
- Each entrant is responsible for their own travel and other costs associated with entering the Competition.
- Use of Personal Information. By entering this Competition each entrant agrees that:
- the University may use their name and contact details for the purpose of conducting the Competition, including complying with its relevant regulatory obligations;
- the University may publish the Winner’s name in compliance with its regulatory obligations in conducting this Competition;
- at the University’s request, the Winner will take part in the University promotional activities which may include their name and image published in the University’s promotional materials (such as the University’s website, marketing materials, advertising, printed materials and social media channels) and for ongoing promotional activities not related to this Competition; and
- the University may use their personal information for the additional purposes identified in Use of Personal Information (item 9 of the Schedule).
Privacy Contact Details. You may access any personal information you have provided by contacting the University staff member identified in the Privacy Contact Details.
- Content. Entrants agree that they are fully responsible for any Content. The University is not liable in any way for such Content to the full extent permitted by law and may remove or decline to publish any Content without notice for any reason whatsoever. Entrants warrant and agree that:
- they will not submit any Content that is unlawful or fraudulent, or that the University may deem in breach of any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other rights, defamatory, obscene, derogatory, pornographic, sexually inappropriate, violent, abusive, harassing, threatening, objectionable with respect to race, religion, origin or gender, not suitable for children under 14, or otherwise unsuitable for publication;
- their Content shall not contain viruses or cause injury or harm to any person or entity;
- they will obtain prior consent from any person who, or from the owner(s) of any property that, appears in their Content;
- the Content is the original work of the entrant that does not infringe the rights of any third party or otherwise they will obtain full prior consent from any person who has jointly created or has any rights in the Content to the uses contemplated by these Terms, and the Content does not infringe the rights of any third party;
- they consent to any use of the Content which may otherwise infringe the Content creator’s/creators’ moral rights pursuant to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and warrant that they have the full authority to grant these rights; and
- they will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, those governing copyright, content, defamation, privacy, publicity and the access or use of others' computer or communication systems.
Without limiting any other terms herein, the entrant agrees to indemnify the University for any breach of the above terms.
- Use of Competition Entry. As a condition of entering this Competition, each entrant licenses and grants the University and its affiliates a non-exclusive, fee-free, royalty-free, perpetual, world-wide, irrevocable and sub-licensable right to use their entry (including Content) for:
- the purposes of conducting and promoting the Competition; and
- the additional purposes identified in Use of Competition Entry (item 14 of the Schedule).
The University will not enter into commercial arrangements or directly profit from the licence.
- If this Competition is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the University, including but not limited to technical difficulties, unauthorised intervention or fraud, the University reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law:
- to disqualify any entrant; or
- to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Competition, as the University deems appropriate.
- Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including any statutory consumer guarantees provided under the consumer protection laws of Australia, the University (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury, or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Competition.
- Judging Details and Winner. The Winner will be determined from the valid Competition entries received by the University in accordance with the Judging Details.
- Prize. The Prize will be awarded as specified in the Schedule. The Prize values are the recommended retail value as provided by the relevant supplier, are in Australian dollars, are correct as at the time of the commencement of the Competition Period and are inclusive of all taxes. If the Prize is in the form of a gift voucher the Winner must comply with the gift voucher’s terms and conditions. The Winner must claim the Prize in accordance with Claim Prize. Please allow at least 28 days from the date of notification for the delivery of the Prize. Transport to claim the prize is not part of the prize and is the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Prize cannot be exchanged or redeemed for other goods, services, cash or credit. If, for some reason the Prize is unavailable, the University reserves the right to substitute the Prize for a prize of equal or greater value.
- Winner Notification. The Winner will be notified in accordance with Winner Notification. The Winner may also be announced in accordance with clause 9(b) above.
- Claim Prize. If the Winner does not comply with these Terms and/or does not claim the Prize in accordance with Claim Prize, the University reserves the right to select a replacement winner from the remaining valid entries in accordance with clause 14 above.
- Replacement Winner. If a winner re-selection is required, the selection of the replacement winner will be conducted by the University in accordance with Replacement Winner. The Replacement Winner will be notified in accordance with Replacement Winner Notification. The Replacement Winner may also be announced in accordance with clause 9(b) above. The Replacement Winner must claim the Prize in accordance with Replacement Winner Claim Prize.
- The entrants are not agents of The University of Melbourne and must not convey that impression to anyone.
- The result of the Competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into.