09.15.08 Call for Entries: RE:VISION — RE:CONSTRUCT
This competition seeks ways to create new types of structures and techniques, or renovate old ones. From planning codes to toilets, dry wall to moveable walls, entrants are invited to re-imagine the building industry. The jury will award three cash prizes, seven honorable mentions, and consultations for the top three winning designs. The prize for each of the three finalists is $2,000.

09.19.08 Call for Entries: Flood Design Competition
Norwich Union, with the support of RIBA, invites submissions from international registered architects for an open ideas competition to design of a flood-proof house. New, innovative methods of preparing homes for flooding are required as the global climate changes and the possibility of flooding increases in the UK. The competition will be conducted in two stages, where five finalists will be invited to interview and meet the jury panel. It is the intention that the winning design will be developed and built after approval by a house-building partner.

10.10.08 Call for Entries: Canstruction
Canstruction is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors, and students compete to design and build structures made entirely from cans of food. At the event’s close, all of the food from the NYC competition is donated to City Harvest. This year, this competition and exhibition will be held at a new venue: the World Financial Center, Battery Park City.

10.31.08 Call for Entries: REBUILD | REVIVE: The 3rd Annual Ed Bacon Student Design Competition
Open to any college or university student in North America, this competition challenges entrants to study the Ludlow Neighborhood of North Philadelphia, which was a focus area of Philadelphia’s neighborhood renewal programs in the 1950s and 1960s. Experimental ideas such as selective clearance and scattered-site public housing were ultimately unsuccessful, leaving a neighborhood with large-scale abandonment and many parcels owned by the public sector. Fresh design solutions for reviving Ludlow and similar disinvested communities are needed. Pre-registration is required by 09.30.08.

11.01.08 Call for Proposals: 9th Annual Milka Bliznakov Prize
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) center, at Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, invites architects, scholars, and researchers to honor IAWA founder and Virginia Tech emerita faculty member Milka Bliznakov through research on women in architecture and related design fields. This research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, helps fill the current void in historical knowledge about women’s professional achievements. The winner receives $1,000.