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House in the Forest design competition launches call for entriesMarch 30th, 2017

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Have you ever dreamed of living in a house surrounded by the forest? Take those dreams to the next level in the House in the Forest 2017 design competition. Open to students and professionals, individual entries and group entries, the design competition seeks ideas in architectural design, landscape design, and site planning that promote environmental conservation. Candidates can choose any fictional location of their liking that is in a forest or surrounded by a forest. Cash prizes totaling $800 will be distributed among the top three winners. Last minute registration ends March 30, 2017 and the deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.

March 30th, 2017

March 31st, 2017



First Prize - $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication/Exhibition

Second Prize - $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication/Exhibition

Third Prize - $100 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication/Exhibition

10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the site


Image submitted at least contain the following:

• General plans and layouts of the project, including floor plans and sections, scaled adequately to ensure reading and comprehension of the plans.

• Diagrams, views, sketches, renderings, or any other form of visual representation that will help explain the project.

• Constructive details that are considered essential to explain the project.

• A 450 word-long (maximum) descriptive text. Any text or description can only be delivered in English.

The image or board must comply with the following format: your design must be presented in oriented A1 sheet (841mm×594mm), both horizontal display and vertical display are accepted. Minimum 72 dpi, and only .JPG will be accepted. The file must be no larger than 15 MB in order to facilitate uploads and downloads. Remember that the file name must be the same as your name or team member's name when you registered. No other format or delivery style will be accepted. Other formats won’t be accepted, and only the projects uploaded on time will be on the contest.

See contest site for more details.


The Jury is open, professional and anonymous. The Jury members are the key to a good contest. Their experience and the method for evaluation are the best guarantee to ensure transparency and level it. A record containing the reasoned opinion that substantiates the choice of the winning projects will be developed. To this end, the jury will expose and will be reflected in the minutes, the reasons why they consider that the winning proposal is worthy of that rating and present a comparison with the proposals that occupy the 2nd and 3rd prize. The jury will select freely and autonomously one proposal among all the projects delivered, which complies with the rules and guidelines established by these basis.