Young Designer’s Paper Competition

Young Designers (aged 35 years or under on the 20th April 2018) are encouraged to submit a one-page paper of their innovative work or research for presentation during the conference. The paper competition will adopt the same structure as previous Future of Design paper competitions.

The authors of the shortlisted papers will be invited to present their papers (10-15mins) at the conference. Prizes for the best presentations will be awarded to the winner and runner up, the presentation sessions, which will be judged by committee members from the IABSE British Group. There will also be a prize for the best presentation as picked by the audience.

Shortlisted papers will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Depth
  • Clarity and presentation

Participants are encouraged to focus on their personal role in the design or subject considered.

The one-page papers need to be submitted before 16th March 2018. Please submit your papers by contacting us directly at Papers need to be formatted as per the submission guidelines.


16th March 2018             Deadline for one-page paper submission

30th March 2018             Notification of shortlisted papers

20th April 2018               Authors of shortlisted papers present at the conference

Participants should use the link below to download the competition guidelines and template:

FoD North 2018 One-page paper template and guidelines