2015 Shelter Dencity Competition – Ideas for improving slum conditions worldwide.

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Application Deadline: April 20, 2015.

The Dencity Competition is a call for ideas for improving slum conditions worldwide over the coming decades.

Shelter is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the first annual Dencity Competition.

Submission Requirements

2 Project Boards

2 project boards at 11” x 17,” horizontal format at 300 dpi in .jpg format are required.

1 Text Document

A text-based 8.5” x 11” .doc format, between 750-1500 words in length, that coincides with the graphic boards.

 Team Biographies

All biographies must be included for each participating team member in a single .doc or .txt file.

Sending your files: Everything above should be included in a zip file and sent to via WeTransfer. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your entry. If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours feel free to contact us. All submissions are due by midnight on April 20, 2015.


  • 1st Place : $1,500
  • 2nd Place : $600
  • 3rd Place :$300

*There will also be 5 special mentions. Winners and special mentions will be published in several international online magazines as well as the Shelter website.


Architects, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations are all invited to participate in this competition. No professional qualifications are necessary. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to join.

  • Registration Fee is $50/project
  • Registration opens December 1, 2014
  • Registration closes March 15, 2015
  • Late Registration goes until April 20, 2015 at midnight and is $75
  • Participants may submit multiple projects, but must register each entry
  • Individual entries are allowed. All teams are limited to 4 people maximum
  • Register online here

After your registration has been approved, Shelter will send you a registration number (within 2 business days.) The registration number will be necessary to submit to the competition.

Register Now for the Dencity Competition 2015

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Dencity Competition 2015

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