Competitions & Prizes

AILA partners with a range of agencies to create and support landscape architecture competitions and prizes throughout the year. Competitions and prizes provide inspiration to the discipline and choice to the client. These opportunities, and others, you’ll find here. 


The ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), in partnership with the National Capital Authority (NCA), Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) and the City Renewal Authority (CRA), invite design and planning professionals to explore issues pertaining to climate change through retrieving or re-inventing ‘lost connections’ in Canberra’s cultural, natural and built environments. 

The purpose of this competition is to generate ideas and ramp up the public dialogue on how Canberra can confront the seemingly intractable environmental and social impacts of climate change. Through the theme of ‘Remaking Lost Connections’ entrants are encouraged to imaginatively retell the Canberra story. Your ideas should inspire new paradigms about the role of the urban landscape in Canberra.

There will be an award of $10,000 for First Prize and $2,500 for up to two Commendations.

Key Dates
Official Registrations: Friday 5 April 2019
Registrations Close: Monday 20 May 2019
Close of Questions: Friday 24 May 2019
Close of Response to Questions: Friday 31 May 2019
Entries Close: Monday 10 June 2019
Exhibition and Workshop: Commences Monday 17 June 2019

Click here to read the full competition brief


Click here to register for the competition.

A registration number will be allocated after Registrations close on 20 May 2019.


Presented by the University of Melbourne, in partnership with Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)

This idea competition challenges professional and emerging landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to speculate on new park possibilities for a future Melbourne. 

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).

The short-listed entries will feature in ‘The Square and the Park’ exhibition to be held at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne in early October. The exhibition will be open for public viewing.

Entries open from 31 May - 1 August 2019

Click here to find out more.

Competition Guidelines

To view AILA's Guidelines for the Promotion & Conduct of Competitions please click here

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