About The Competition

The ‘Imagining Decolonised Cities” urban design competition invites entries from around New Zealand to (re)design a space in Porirua City. We are asking contestants to imagine what a ‘decolonised urban space’ might look and feel like. We welcome all levels of experience and artistic techniques. While the image, film or essay is important for helping us to understand your vision, we are particularly interested in how you explain your design and design process. The entries submitted will be judged by a panel of judges from diverse range of backgrounds. Entries will also be analysed by our research team to contribute to research on this topic and publications exploring what people think about the application of decolonisation to our urban environments.

Application Instructions

Review the eligibility requirements in The Brief , complete the online


The “Imagining Decolonised Cities” urban design challenge is open to entries from across New Zealand. Entrants are not restricted by age or experience. The competition is open to both individuals and teams of up to 4 members. Members of the judging panel; the competition advisers; the research team; and the support team are ineligible to compete.


After registering you will receive your registration number by email which is to be included on all submitted sheets. Shortly after receiving your registration number you will receive a link to a drop box folder. You will be required to upload your entry here before 8pm on Tuesday 9th May, 2017. The total size of your entry should not exceed 100MB.