Project 2020
Design Competition

Terms & Conditions

The terms and conditions are summarised below. The complete terms and conditions should be downloaded.

Competition Promoter

The competition client is Taylor Wimpey. The competition is being managed and administered by RIBA Competitions to whom all queries relating to the competition should be addressed.


Competition Format

The competition will follow the Open design competition format and will be organised in the following stages:

Stage One:
Submission of concept designs which will be assessed anonymously
Stage Two:
A shortlist of five designs will be selected and teams will be invited to submit and present their developed ideas to the judging panel.

Declaration of Authorship & Acceptance of Competition Regulations

The declaration form acknowledges authorship of the design ideas, and by signing it, competitors agree to abide by the competition conditions and the decision of the Judging Panel as final. The completed declaration form should be uploaded to the digital entry system along with the design submission.

Please note the team members stated on the declaration form will be used as the credits in all promotional activity so please ensure this is reflected accurately.



All stage one submissions will be judged anonymously, via use of the Unique Registration Number (URN) issued at the time of registration. The URN should be prominently displayed on each of the design submission sheets, report and declaration form. Please refer to the section How to Register to obtain a URN.

Any submission that has identifying marks (including logos, text, insignia, or images that could be used to identify the submission's authors) will be automatically disqualified.



Submissions shall be excluded from the Competition:

  • If a Competitor shall disclose his or her identity, or improperly attempt to influence the decision;
  • If received after the latest time stated under stage one Submission Method;
  • If, in the opinion of the Judging Panel, it does not fulfil the requirements of the Competition Brief;
  • If any of the mandatory requirements of the Competition Brief and Conditions are disregarded.

Evaluation Criteria

Stage One

  • Overall quality of the design approach and the proposals ability to fulfil the project aspirations
  • Response to the brief
  • Inventiveness and imagination
  • Clarity of presentation

Stage Two

  • Design interpretation, response to feedback following stage one assessment and stage two brief
  • Viability, commerciality and replicability of the submission
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Ability to deliver the project and understanding of the client requirements
  • Clear presentation and communication of ideas to explain the ethos behind the proposals

Public Consultation/Online Gallery

Details are to be confirmed for the public consultation of shortlisted entries, enabling members of the general public to view and comment on their preferred design. The overall winner will be decided by the judging panel.

An online gallery of all entries will be showcased at the conclusion of the competition. Further details will be issued to competitors in due course.


Notification of Result / Publicity

The competition results will be published after all competitors have been notified. Please note that any requests for feedback should be submitted to RIBA Competitions within one calendar month of a shortlist, or a result being announced.

Competitors must not release their designs for publication to any 3rd parties until after the shortlist or result has been officially announced and permission has been granted from the RIBA. Competitors should note that by entering the competition they are expected to honour the request for confidentiality to prevent information of the shortlist or the winning team being leaked to the Press before any official announcement is made.

The RIBA reserve the right to publicise the competition, any design submission, and the result in any promotional activity, including all social media channels, they consider fit. Illustrations of any design - either separately, or together with other designs, with or without explanatory text - may be used without cost. Once anonymity has been lifted, authors will be credited and recognised in all associated media and publicity. This information will be taken from the declaration form so please ensure the details are accurate.



It is intended that five teams will be selected to proceed to the second Stage. Each shortlisted team who submits a stage two entry will each receive an honorarium of £6,000 +VAT with an additional £10,000 winner's prize fund. Taylor Wimpey undertakes to pay the honorarium within six weeks of the conclusion of the competition. Invoices for payment should be submitted to RIBA Competitions.


The ownership of copyright will be in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 – i.e. Copyright rests with the author of the submitted design, unless ownership has been granted to Taylor Wimpey via a licensing agreement. It is a condition of entry that the entrant agrees to transfer ownership of the copyright to Taylor Wimpey if required and that the entrant specifies the licence fee payable on such a transfer within their Stage Two submission.


Post Competition

The role of RIBA Competitions is limited to the administration and management of the competition process. The RIBA will have no further role once the winner has been selected and competitors notified.

Competition Contact

The competition is being managed and administered by RIBA Competitions on behalf of Taylor Wimpey. All enquiries relating to the competition should be directed to:

    0113 203 1490

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