Win £50,000 in The Cities for Our Future Challenge for Students 2018

Win £50,000 in The Cities for our Future Challenge for Students, Start-Ups and Professionals 2018

The Cities for Our Future Challenge is open for interested applicants all over the world to participate in a global competition for 2018. It is a competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU.

Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start-up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture, or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining issues of our time: Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity.

Worth of Our Future Challenge Award

  • A £50,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of Our Future Challenge , and their idea could be made into a prototype that makes a positive contribution to the world.
  • You will also get the chance to build your professional profile at an international level, potentially kick-start a rewarding and varied career, and work with experts within the surveying industry.
  • The winner of Our Future Challenge will receive mentoring with industry experts to bring their idea to life.


Anyone can enter, but they’re really interested in hearing from:

  • Students in the fields of surveying, design, architecture or engineering.
  • Start-ups who want to boost the prospects of their protected, green or built environment business.
  • Young professionals in the fields of surveying, design, architecture or engineering.
  • Exciting, innovative ideas that help solve Rapid Urbanisation, Resource Scarcity and Climate Change.
  • Judges will rate your idea based on impact, excitement, scale, relevance and feasibility.

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How to Apply

  • First, choose the topic you want to tackle: Rapid Urbanisation, Resource Scarcity or Climate Change, then select the city you’d most like to create a solution for
    Read the brief and download the entry document.
  • Fill in the document with your entry and then submit it online by 31 May 2018. All entries must be in English.
  • Submit your idea by selecting a challenge by core topic and region of the world.
  • The best entries will be shortlisted in June 2018, and each entrant will receive mentoring from a RICS professional to help develop their idea ready for the final global judging.
  • An international judging panel will select the final winner from the shortlisted applicants in November 2018.


Our Future Challenge applications close May 31, 2018.

Click here for more details and to apply

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