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Welcome to Lambeth’s Street Design Competition!

Be part of the green recovery – we are looking for your ideas to create a healthier, greener city

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What is Lambeth’s Street Design Competition?

This competition is funded and supported by Lambeth Council. Right now we all depend on public space more than ever – to get around safely, keep businesses running and to look after our wellbeing through lockdown by spending time outdoors. This is why it is important to deliver a green recovery centred on exciting, safe and distinctive places where people want to be. We want to smash barriers into urban design by empowering you to get creative and design a healthier, greener city for generations to come.

There are 10 locations across Lambeth. A winner will be announced in each location. That’s right, there will be ten winners who each receive £750 and will have their design built!

There will also be a £500 cash prize for the Judge’s Choice and a £200 Runner Up cash prize for each location too.

The competition will be judged by people that work every day to make your neighbourhood the best place it can be. They will be looking for a community-led vision that will improve the area for both people and the planet. 

For more information please read the competition guidance here.

Everyone! This competition is about you and your streets. We welcome applications from creative individuals to community groups with little or no design experience. We are here to be your creative buddy to bounce ideas off and walk you through the process step by step.

We are hosting weekly virtual Q&As, informative webinars and mobile digital hubs so that you are fully supported. Events sign up

Design professionals and practices are welcome to submit their ideas. How you have engaged and worked with the community must be evidenced in your application.

Please read the competition guidelines here.
Please read the terms and conditions here. *under 18s will receive a £100 gift voucher in agreement with the parent/guardian.

All submissions must be sent by 9am Monday 19th April. Remember, we are here every step of the way to support you with weekly Q&As, webinars, and digital hubs. Sign up here.

Hurrah! You want to apply! We can’t wait to see and hear your ideas!

We have made the process as fun and easy as possible. To apply you will need to: 

    1. Choose a competition location you want to design and decide if you want to work on paper or on a computer.
    2. Sign up online here to receive weekly top tips and competition updates. 
    3. Download the brief, and design templates for you to unleash your imagination! You can download the location briefs below or request a paper submission pack here with a freepost envelope to return your completed application.
    4. Read the guidance on each location brief carefully and join our webinars to have the best chance of winning. 
    5. Use the templates in the location briefs to sketch or create your design.
    6. Create a short video or voice note – no more than 5 minutes – to showcase your ideas or write a letter – no more than two sides of A4 – to explain your ideas and thought process.
    7. Submit your images and video or letter by 9am Monday 19th April using the following email hello@urbangrowth.london 
    8. Any large files can be sent for free via WeTransfer
    9. Winners will be announced by 7th May 2021!

The competition is an amazing opportunity for local people to lead on how their streets are designed and created. Urban design is a great profession to work in and you can use this competition to develop your skills and see if you enjoy it. Winning designs will not only receive a £750 cash prize, but will also be built. 

Do you want your area to look and feel nicer? Do you want to bring your community together to create something positive after such a challenging year? Do you believe that the city can be a healthier, greener place for all? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you are exactly who we are looking for – apply!

We are here to guide you through the competition step-by-step. Sign up to our support events such as, weekly Q&As on Zoom, Digital Hubs and Webinars, below:

  • Sign up to weekly tips and tricks competition newsletter
  • Weekly Q&A every Tuesday 6.30 – 7.30pm from 23rd March – 13th April 2021. Join

Mobile Digital Hubs

  • Oval Competition Zone Digital Hub: Saturday 27th March 1.00pm – 6pm. Join
  • Railton Competition Zone Digital Hub: Wednesday 31st March 1.00pm – 6.00pm. Join
  • Ferndale Competition Zone Digital Hub: Saturday 3rd April 1.00pm – 6pm. Join
  • Tulse Hill Competition Zone Digital Hub: 7th April 1.00pm – 6pm. Join
  • Streatham Hill Competition Zone Digital Hub: 10th April 1.00pm – 6pm. Join

Webinars

Your Street, Your Way:
Lambeth Street Design
Competition Information Webinar

18th March 2021 @ 6.00pm

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Your Street, Your Way:
How To Communicate
Your Ideas

25th March 2021 @ 6.30pm

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Your Street, Your Way:
Keep It Local &
Community Value

1st April 2021 @ 6.30pm

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Your Street, Your Way:
Thinking Green

8th April 2021 @ 6.30pm

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Your Street, Your Way:
Being Practical

9th April 2021 @ 1.00pm

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If you have any queries please do get in touch by emailing us hello@urbangrowth.london

We are always happy to help!