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As early as in 1910 people wondered what Ljubljana would look like in the future

(Source: © SI ZAL LJU 342, G1-012-026, postcard “Ljubljana in future”)

Besedilo in prijava na natečaj v slovenščini!

Essay Competition Theme “My street in the city of the future”

In reference to the general theme of the City Street4 Conference (CS4), the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition invites entries to document your street/streets in a near or distant future. Do you think the streets will be clean, green, full of cyclist, pedestrians and people who like to spend time and socialize outside? Or do you think that streets will become open spaces with robots cleaning them while people will use them only to drive in all sorts of new self-driving (autonomous) or even flying vehicles for example? Can the control of the drones and cameras in the future affect people’s habits in the streets? Do you have some ideas how young people can participate to make city streets better in the future?
Final submission date: 30 September 2020!

Submission guidlines, terms and conditions

 

Form and Language
English and Slovene are the official languages for Essay Competition that is part of the City Street4 Conference. If submitted writing will be in any other world language, an English translation must be provided along with a submission. The author is responsible for the correctness of the translation. For the jury review only the English or Slovene submissions will be eligible.

The essay should be at least 750 words long and not longer than 1500 words. The essay may be accompanied with drawings or sketches.The submitted text must have a clear link to the main theme of the Competition.
Eligibility
The competition “My street in the city of the future” is open to schooling youth and students between the ages of 10 to 18.
Participation will be participate in one of two separate categories:
  • age category from 10 to 14 and
  • age category from 15 to 18.
Prizes
The Top 3 texts from each of the two age categories (10 – 14 years old; 15 – 18 years old) will be published on the CS4 webpage  in the post conference period. The authors of the top 3 texts from each category will win the prizes, the first prize for both categories is a tablet computer.
Jury
Essays submitted to the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition entries will be assessed according to their engagement with the competition theme, their creativity and originality.
The jury’s decisions will be final and irrevocable. The organizers reserve the right to replace or add a jury member at any time.
Members of the jury:
  • Nina Goršič, Architect, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
  • Natalija Lapajne, Curator, Museum for Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
  • Mag. Polona Filipič, Architect, Faculty of architecture, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
How to Submit?
Participation in the “My street in the city of the future” essay competition is free of charge and registration is through the City Street4 website. Only one entry per person is allowed. All entries should be submitted in digital format. 
Types of Submissions
The essay must be submitted as a Word .doc, .docx or .pdf file. Each submitted text must be uploaded through the conference web-portal along with other data required in the submission form. Link: https://www.ndu.edu.lb/city-street-4/program/competitions
If you have any technical problems with the submission system, please contact webmaster@uirs.si.
Important Dates
 
Competition registration 28 January 2020 to 30 September 2020
Essay submission 28 January 2020 to 30 September 2020, 11.00 pm UTC+1 (Central European Time)
Announcement of Top 5 for each of the two categories on website October 2020
Final Jury and Announcement of Top 3 for each of the two categories October 2020
   
   
Originality and Copyright
 
  • The author of the writing guarantees that s/he is the sole owner of the text that s/he submits.
  • The author of the essay guarantees that s/he has the right to make the text available to the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition.
  • The author of the essay guarantees that the text does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity or violate any person's rights of privacy or publicity.
  • The organizers of the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition and the City Street4 Conference deny all responsibilities in case of legal pursuits relative to any parts of the writing that depicts people who did not consent to appear in it, or if they contain elements whose owner did not consent that they be represented alongside or in relation to these elements.
  • The organizers of the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition and the City Street4 Conference commit themselves not to sell any essay without previously contacting the author in order to reach an agreement with her/him.
  • The author accepts that her/his essay can be used by the City Street4 Conference for press releases in full or in part(s).
  • The author accepts that her/his essay can be used by the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition and the City Street4 Conference websites in full or in part(s).
  • The organizers of the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Completion and the City Street4 Conference reserve the right to choose the essay for exhibitions taking place in 2020. They also reserve the right to select the format and the venue of these exhibitions.
Claims and Final Dispositions
 
  • Participation in the “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition implies that the candidate fully agrees to all conditions and guidelines set forth in this document.
  • The “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition cannot be held responsible if, due to major constraint or by any reasons beyond its control, changes in exhibition dates and/or venue should occur, the Competition is modified, and/or the exhibition is cancelled.
  • The “My street in the city of the future” Essay Competition assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by the equipment or programming associated with or used in the Competition.
  • The competition registration has the legal value of a signature, and the essay's owner recognizes that s/he has acknowledged the conditions and regulations and commits herself/himself to abide by them.

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