Student Poster Competition for the 2012 Mississauga Urban Design Awards

The City of Mississauga is sponsoring a student poster competition for the 2012 Mississauga Urban Design Awards. The Mississauga Urban Design Awards is an annual competition that pays tribute to projects that best exemplify the City’s design principles and their ongoing work to promote excellence in urban design.

This year, the City is recognizing its 31st anniversary of the awards program. The 2012 awards ceremony will be held in September of this year coordinated with events of the Mississauga Civic Centre 25th anniversary and Doors Open Ontario. The 2012 Poster Competition for this year’s awards is an opportunity for students to demonstrate excellence in urban design through the 31 years of the Mississauga Urban Design Awards and looking forward to the future.

All poster submissions will be displayed on the City of Mississauga’s website. The winning poster will be highlighted on the City’s website and displayed in hard copy form throughout city facilities as the symbol of the 2012 Mississauga Urban Design Awards. In addition the winning poster will be used as the basis for the awards program invitation notice, as well as the jury report that is published after the awards.

The deadline for poster submissions is 4:00 pm on Friday, March 23, 2012. Judging for the poster will take place on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 and the winner will be posted on the City’s website at the end of March.

The winner will be invited to sit on the 2012 Mississauga Urban Design Awards jury and participate in the selection of the 2012 winners.

Full credit to the designer of the poster will be provided at the awards ceremony and in the jury report. However, the City reserves the right to use the poster for the purposes of the 2012 Urban Design Awards. The poster will become the property of the City of Mississauga.

To enter the poster competition, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s degree program in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design or planning in the 2011-2012 year. There is no fee to enter the competition. The poster should demonstrate a celebration of the 31st anniversary of the Mississauga Urban Design Awards.

As Mississauga continues to redevelop from a suburban to an urban area, it becomes increasingly important for us to think about how our buildings and the spaces around them are designed; how they are visually and functionally integrated into their surrounding neighbourhoods; how they will inspire others to make a significant contribution to the City; and how we will sustain our future environment.

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