JCT’s annual Student Competition will be running for 2018, with a number of new features to make the competition more open, creative and easier to enter.
The competition will be open for entry in October 2017 and will close in March 2018. As with previous years, the overall winner’s prize will be £1,000, with two runner-up prizes of £250 also available.
There will be two aspects to this year’s competition. For the main competition, the topic is “What Inspires You About Construction?”. Candidates may wish to choose a public building, which could be local to them, or a famous iconic international landmark, and explain what aspects of the building they find inspiring. Alternatively, they can focus on aesthetics or design, or any other aspect of construction, function, any innovative or creative features, sustainability and the positive environmental impact, social impact, or any other feature of construction they feel is of interest to them.
Continuing the competition’s emphasis on creativity, and providing a flexible and open range of entry options, candidates can use a variety of formats to describe what inspires them about construction – including an article or essay, video, photographic presentation or slideshow, poster or graphic design, or any other creative format. It is for the main competition that the top £1,000 and £250 prizes will be awarded.
The second element of the competition is a ‘selfie’ photography competition. For the selfie competition, entrants must create and submit a creative, interesting or humorous picture of themselves interacting with a building or something construction related in some way. A range of smaller prizes will be awarded for the best submissions. Entry will take place via the JCT website and JCT’s Facebook page,with further details to be published as the competition opens.
Students can find out more and enter the competition at http://corporate.jctltd.co.uk/students, which includes all the information about the competition, including brief, helpful hints, rules and terms, and the entry form. In a change to previous years, which has required students to pre-register before separately submitting their entry, this year they will be able to complete their details and submit their entry at the same time, making the process much easier.