Awards & Competitions - International

WSBE17 Hong Kong – International Youth Competition

Deadline for submission: December 21st,  2016

Fee: Free

Announcement of shortlisted teams: End of February, 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)


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.)


  • All entrants are required to register online.
  • After the registration, each team will be given an Entry ID.
  • There is no fee for registration.

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 below.
  • 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.


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.


  • Prof. Thomas Auer / Managing Director, Transsolar. Prof. for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, TUM
  • Prof. George Baird / Emeritus Professor of Building Science, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Prof. Greg Foliente / Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne. Founder and Director, BLue Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Prof. Peter Guthrie / Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge
  • Ms Deborah Kuh / Head of Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • Ms Christine Loh / Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government
  • Prof. Serge Salat / President, Urban Morphology & Complex Systems Institute
  • Prof. Arno Schlueter / Professor, Architecture and Building Systems ETH Zurich. Principal Investigator, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore ETH Centre


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


  • Prizes will be presented to shortlisted teams under the condition that the team can send at least 1 representative to attend the Conference and make a presentation during final judging.
  • Prizes will be presented to the team representative and are to be shared at the discretion of the team members.
  • The jury’s decision shall be final and binding on all entries.
  • The Competition Organiser reserves the right to use the entries and photos for marketing purposes.
  • The Competition Organiser reserves the rights to change the rules of the Competition.


For further information

For further information about the competition, check out their wesite. 

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

The template can be downloaded here.

For any enquiries please contact WSBE17 Hong Kong Secretariat: +852 3468 7175 /





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