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Win up to $15,000 with Ripple: Global Water Solution Competition

Ripple: Global Water Solution Competition (win up to $15,000)

Country: Turkey
City: Istanbul
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Ripple Competition invites innovative young minds to find a sustainable solution addressing the problem of the global water crisis. Water and its importance are well known, still, we have been disconnected from it in urban realms. Water is omnipresent and yet visually hidden while it flows through a dense network below the surface. Lack of interaction with water in such circumstances has to lead us to have no perception at all. The global water crisis is the lack of fresh water resources to meet water demand and is the largest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decade. An immediate impact of Global water crisis was the onset of water conflicts among nations, states, communities. Are wars the kind of solution we are looking at? Further, will they resolve the impending crisis of water around the corner?

Is this due to an anomaly in our perspective or unawareness?

Water is a crucial element to our existence, yet this disengagement is ironic.  How can we establish the role of water as a vital element in supporting human existence? Can we trigger a sense of value that is almost disregarded in our daily lives? How can we find new ways to connect with water in our public spaces while acknowledging its limited supply? If you think you are smart enough to answer these answers, Ripple: Global Water Solution is for you.

What will you get from Ripple: Global Water Solution?

Ripple: Global Water Solution awards a total prize of $15,000 to winners in various categories. The winners will receive,

  • Winner: 1 x 5000 USD Cash Reward
  • Runner – Up: 3 x 1500 USD Cash Reward
  • People’s Choice: 4 x 500 USD Cash Reward
  • Honorable Mention: 14 x 250 USD Cash Reward

Who is Eligible for Global Water Solution Competition?

  • Minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
  • Further, There is no restriction on the degree or design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
  • Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
  • Also, There is no restriction on the number of members who can participate in a team.
  • The challenge is open worldwide for anyone to participate.

How To Apply for the Global Water Solution Competition?

Applicants may apply for the Ripple competition online. To apply you have to deliver an architectural outcome on the following site, based on the given outlines.

A maximum 8 nos. – 5640px x 8640px sheet in portrait digital format (JPEG)

Also, you will require to answer 8 FAQ questions in the discussion section as given on the ‘additional resources folder’. This additional resources folder contains FAQ Questions, High Res maps, Sketchup Model of the site as well as CAD file of the site plan.

To create a complete submission for Global Water Solution Competition, the minimum requisites in the sheets:

  • Site plan (Compulsory)
  • Key conceptual sections x 1 (Minimum)
  • 3D views x 4
  • Cover image/Thumbnail of size 2000 x 1000 px or larger in aspect ratio 2:1.
  • Floor plans, images, sketches (if any) can be added to support the entry in the form of additional images.


Ripple: Global Water Solution Competition is open for registration until 24 May 2019. While the applicants may submit their project by October 16, 2019.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline24 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities



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