We’re excited to announce that one of our favorite architecture competitions — the eVolo Skyscraper competition — is starting up again, and registration is now open! The annual design contest explores the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city — and they’re looking for your best designs for futuristic, innovative, and creative towers. The competition has showcased a brilliant crop of concepts over the past few years, like the Ciliwung Recovery Project designed to clean up the rivers of Jakarta, or Dystopian Farms, a spiraling vertical farm for New York City. Registration ends on January 11th and the grand prize winners will receive cash prizes and international fame, so get cracking on your futuristic skyscraper today!

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Registration for the competition is now open, and students, architects, engineers, and designers from around the globe are invited to take part. The contest seeks out designs for the skyscrapers of the 21st century and considers what the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures. Registration ends January 11th, projects must be submitted by Januray 18th of 2011, and winners will be announced by the end of February.

The first place winner will take home $5,000, the second place winner receives $2,000 and the third place winner receives $1,000. All of the winners and special mentions will be published in several print magazines in addition to the beautiful 4th annual eVolo print magazine. So what are you waiting for — get to it! Go out and design your ideal skyscraper with the potential to solve some of the world’s problems.