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WSBE17 Hong Kong - International Youth Competition

International Youth Competition, Hong Kong

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WSBE17 Hong Kong – International Youth Competition invites imaginative ideas, projects and action plans that best demonstrate an innovative interpretation of the Conference theme Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action” and the key discussion areas:

WSBE17 Hong Kong is the best platform to be seen and to be recognised! All shortlisted teams will:

  • Display their brilliant ideas at WSBE17 Hong Kong
  • Be known to over 1,800 global industry experts 
  • Present in front of a panel of internationally acclaimed judges 
  • Win a cash prize of HK$10,000 and 2 Conference Tickets


The Competition is open internationally to multidisciplinary teams meeting the following requirements.
30 or below
Team Formation Criteria:
Each team must consist of:
  • At least 2 full-time tertiary students who study in sustainable built environment-related disciplines, e.g. Architecture/ Engineering/ Green Building Studies/ Building Technology/ Urban Planning and Design/ Landscape/ Surveying, etc., AND
  • At least 2 team members from other subjects such as natural sciences, social sciences, economics, medicine, etc.
Team Size:
Up to 8 members
(Each team can invite 1 consultant as team counsel to provide professional advice.)
  1. All members must be identified in the online registration form. A team leader must be designated. S/he is the team’s sole representative to complete the registration online and liaise with the Competition Organiser.
  2. All members in the team are regarded as co-authors of the submission. They will be acknowledged as such in all announcements, displays, exhibitions and other materials related to the competition, in the order in which their details are listed in the registration form.

Submission Requirements

Presentation panel:

1 panel in A1 size laid out in landscape format must be digitally submitted in one single file.

The template can be downloaded here.

The panel should include a brief profile of all team members with a 100-word executive summary in English. The summary should describe the key concepts and features relevant to the competition theme and requirements.

File Format and size:

The file must be saved as high resolution PDF capable of being conveniently viewed on a computer screen as well as to be printed out to A1 size for exhibition (300 dpi).

The file must be named under the following logic: WSBE17 Hong Kong_IYC_Entry ID.

Please submit the registration and presentation panel through the online system on or before 21 Dec 2016.


The content should be sufficient to convey a clear understanding of the Conference theme. The panel could consist of drawings, rendered images, photographs, thumbnails, text or anything entrants find suitable to illustrate their ideas.


All work submitted must be the applicant’s original work. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the work submitted does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark and design rights.


The jury will perform first round judging to select no more than 10 teams with reasons provided. Shortlisted teams must send at least 1 representative to make a presentation on their proposal during the WSBE17 Hong Kong (5-7 Jun 2017) during final judging. After the presentation, the jury will grant a special award to each team.

All shortlisted teams will:

  • Display their entry in WSBE17 Hong Kong Exhibition
  • Present in front of a panel of internationally acclaimed judges
  • Special award presented by the jury
  • Cash prize of HK$10,000 and 2 Conference Tickets

Competition Timetable

Deadline for submission: 21 Dec 2016

Announcement of shortlisted teams: End of Feb 2017

Presentation of shortlisted teams to the jury, Prize Presentation, Exhibition of shortlisted entries: 5-7 Jun 2017 (Incorporated in the Conference Programme, exact date to be announced)

Official Link: http://www.wsbe17hongkong.hk/iyc


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline21 December, 2016



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