Applications open for the FutureTown Design Competition 2017

News story posted: 21/06/2017

Future town ideasScotland’s Town Partnership (STP) invites applications for The FutureTown Design Competition. The prizes are media profile for your town and a keynote slot to present your idea at the annual Towns Tea Party. The Scotsman newspaper is the media partner for the competition.


STP asks you to get creative and sketch or photograph, image or written idea for a space in your town centre. This can be innovative and creative yet practical, and should look to provide genuine potential for development within your town, for example, a unique bin design, building redevelopment, transport feature or different use for public or vacant space.


The FutureTown Design Competition, part of Scotland’s Towns Week, is aimed at stimulating conversations and provoking ideas and new approaches to highlight what a possible future town could look like. We all used to live in town centres, why can't we live there again? How can town centres stimulate low carbon and sustainable living; encourage digital and enterprise promoted tourism; culture, health and well-being; deliver connectivity and economic growth and ultimately become places of opportunity and choice for all?


The Fort William Town Team was named the winner of the 2016 FutureTown Design competition following a public vote. The group envisioned a number of ways to encourage marine tourism in the area including the construction of semi-circular balconies over Loch Linnhe and a new sheltered performance space in the town centre. For more information about last year’s shortlisted entries, please visit www.scotlandstowns.org/future_town_design_comp


The deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 6 November 2017. Scotland's Towns Partnership will shortlist entries, and then the winner will be decided by a public vote held during Scotland's Towns Week, 20-26 November 2017. To enter please email ewan@scotlandstowns.org.


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