FuturArc Prize



By 30 December 2016, Entrants must tender all submissions in electronic format online via the Competition website OR submit in soft copy in CD or thumb drive* sent to the nearest BCI office

If you are submitting by soft copy in CD or thumb drive, please attention package to FuturArc Prize Registrar clearly on the envelope.

*Proof of postage is not proof of receipt. No correspondence will be entertained for any damage, loss or late submissions. All expenses incurred in the submission of entries (including carrier and postage) are to be borne by the Entrants.



Each submission must comprise of two mandatory components:

1) Panels

2) Report

Under no circumstances will the Jury consider additional materials.


The panels must be clearly labelled with the following:

  • Entrant/User ID (this is the username given in the registration confirmation email)
  • Competition category (i.e. ‘Professional’ or ‘Student),
  • Project title
  • Project's site name

There should be no mention of the author(s) of any project by name, country of residence or practice.

Each submission shall include up to 4 presentation panels, each in A1 size, laid out in landscape format.

Each panel is to be clearly numbered in the order it is to be read, i.e. ‘Panel 1’, ‘Panel 2’, ‘Panel 3’ and/or ‘Panel 4’.

Panels are to be submitted as a PDF or JPEG electronic file.

All images featured on the panels must be in RGB mode with a resolution of 72 DPI.

Maximum file size of each panel is 2500 KB.

The contents of the panels should be sufficient to impart a clear understanding of proposal, plus the strategies and systems deployed to achieve goals.

Scales that are necessary to comprehend certain drawings, such as plans and sections, must be specified against these drawings. These must be graphic scales in all cases.

IMPORTANT: Candidates are requested to use minimal text to explain their proposal. Panels should consist mostly of drawings, rendered images, photographs and thumbnails. Text should be limited to captions, headings and short explanations. Detailed explanations should be placed in the report, without duplication on panels. The jury reserves the right to ignore lengthy text explanations on panels.

Note: Entrants may be asked to later submit soft copy files at a higher resolution of 300 DPI. Competition Registrar will advise Entrants if/when high-resolution softcopies are needed.



The report must clearly state the following:

  • Entrant/User ID
  • Competition category (i.e. ‘Professional’ or ‘Student), 
  • Project title
  • Project's site name

The report shall elaborate on the Entrant’s approach in a clear and succinct manner, with no more than 2,500 words.

Report must be submitted in JPG or PDF format only and the maximum size of the file is 2500KB.



Entrants may be asked to present themselves via Skype for an interview on the days of the jury meeting, to be confirmed later. This is subject to the needs of the judging process.


The Competition Organiser guarantees a fair competition.

Entrants are known only to the Jury by their Entrant/User IDs. All submissions tendered onwards to the Jury will only bear these user IDs. No Juror will be able to identify the author(s) of any projects by name, country of residence or practice.