PLAYscapes Competition: Which city is the most fun?

PLAYscapes Competition: Which city is the most fun?

For all the adults (and young adults) out there who still have that nagging urge to climb a tree, play hop scotch, or swing at the playground, here is an opportunity to let your imagination go wild. PLAYscapes design competition, brought to you by Building Trust International, is a competition for the kid at heart who wants to  make their city more playful. 

The goal – to transform any abandoned urban area [in your city] into a playful landscape.  Imagine a slide outside of a grocery store, a swing at bus stop or even a maze in a public plaza? Nothing is to crazy for the jury. Anyone and everyone are free to enter.  Let the fun begin!


Important Dates:

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2013

Closing Date for Submissions: July 29, 2013

Check out the brief:

Image Credits

Lead Image: Via This is Colossal 

Maze: Via En Derin

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  1. Looks like an awesome competition BUT $100 first prize for students and only 1 selected winning entry for professionals?? Sounds like a complete waste of time unless youre a student, then maybe…

  2. Yes, the concept for the contest and possible implementation is much more appealing than the cash prize… perfect for a student heading into summer.  Right?

  3. Hi everyone,

    We hope you find the PLAYscapes design brief challenging and exciting! We can’t wait to see submissions from around the World, with ideas to make cities more fun.

    Please note that the winning prize for the Professional category is that we will seek to pursue funding and planning for the winning design. There will also be 9 short listed professional designs. As with our previous competitions all winning and short listed designs will receive a great amount of coverage both online and in the media. We have also previously held very successful exhibitions of the competition designs which attract a wide range of guests including, local NGOs, government officials and highly regarded designers and architects. We hope this makes the competition very worthwhile for both students and professionals.

    Good luck to all those taking part! and remember you must register by 1st July to be in with a chance of making your city more fun!

  4. I do not mind the $100 prize / although it sounds a little ridiculous compared to other competitions / but if the participation of students was free ..
    £15 fee in our currency is 1/3 of the prize, so I’m not sure how much it’s worth.
    Otherwise the topic of the competition is really great and very attractive.

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