arch8 School It Design Competition, 2021 Contest, Architectural Prize News

arch8 School It Design Competition 2021

30 August 2021

arch8 School It competition 2021

arch8 School It Competition


“Disability need not be an obstacle to success. I have had motor neuron disease for practically all my adult life. Yet it has not prevented me from having a prominent career in astrophysics and a happy family life.”
— Stephen W Hawking

An estimated 93 million children around the globe suffer from some or other kind of disability and having equal access to health care, education, and employment opportunities is still a dream for many. Aspirations, dreams, wishes, they have it all, a wish to live a normal happy life.

Education is considered one of the major key factors that determine human capital formation and hence personal well-being and welfare. By excluding children with special needs from opportunities for employment and education, we bear a devastating blow to the social and economic costs, making them an important part of society.

A person’s environment has a huge impact on the experience and extent of disability and Inaccessible environments create disability by creating barriers to participation and inclusion. But getting accepted by society remains one of the issues on the top be addressed, Therefore, moving away from traditional pedagogies and towards more learner-centered approaches that recognize that each individual has an ability to learn and a specific way of learning; can bring the necessary social awareness in the society and normalize lives of disabled people.

“Disability is one of the most serious barriers to education across the globe.”

So how are we supposed to fix this?
The answer is inclusive education.

Inclusive education is the most effective way to give all children a fair chance to go to school, learn and develop the skills they need to thrive. Inclusive education means all children in the same schools. It means real learning opportunities for groups who have traditionally been excluded. For children who are not disabled, contact with children with a disability in an inclusive setting can, over the longer term, increase familiarity and reduce prejudice. Inclusive education is thus central in promoting inclusive and equitable societies. These systems value the unique contributions students of all backgrounds bring to the classroom and allow diverse groups to grow side by side, to the benefit of all.

Design an inclusive elementary school for 200 children.
Age group and class distribution:

Age group Class Student Count
5-6 Kindergarten 25
6-7 1st 35
7-8 2nd 35
8-9 3rd 35
9-10 4th 35
10-11 5th 35

● There is no area restriction.
● There is no site restriction.
● Encourage activities involving both sets of children
● Challenges dealing with to be mentioned prior
● Unarticulate, visually impaired, auditory impaired and physically challenged are must to be considered.

We aim to provide a settlement that helps the society to enclose this gap and encourage a unified front against the present discrimination towards specially abled by educating regular children about this from the beginning.

Starting with the elementary schools (the stepping stone of education) our objective includes incorporation of children with disabilities in education which requires both systemic and school level change.We also need to plan for the main aspects of provision – such as making school buildings accessible, and developing the curriculum, teaching methods, and materials to meet a diversity of needs.


● The Proposal to be presented on One Landscape Oriented A1 Sheet.
● Proposals can be presented using any technique of your choice ( Sketches, 2D Drawings, 3D Visualizations, Models, etc. )
● Team code (UIC) to be mentioned on the Top Right-Hand corner of the sheet.
● The proposal MUST NOT include any information (name, Organization, School, etc.) that may give away your identity.
● All text must be in ENGLISH, with a maximum of 150 words for project explanation.
● All dimensions should be imperial or metric units.


Indian National / Foreign National

Early-bird Registration:
1 Sep – 30 Sep 2021 : 450 INR / 10 USD

Standard Registration:
1 Oct- 20 Oct 2021 : 520 INR / 13 USD

Late Registration:
21 Oct – 10 Nov 2021 : 750 INR / 20 USD

A team can have up to 3 members.
The amount is non-refundable.
Late registered participants will receive 5 extra days for submission.


Anyone can participate irrespective of profession or qualification, and present their ideas. Participants can submit multiple entries but that would require multiple registrations.
A team can have up to 3 members.


Registration deadline: 20th OCTOBER 2021
Submission deadline: 15th NOVEMBER 2021
The submission deadline for all the participants who registered from 20th October to 10th November is 25th November 2021

Result announcement: 30th NOVEMBER 2021

*All the Deadlines are 23:59 – 24:00 IST (INDIA)

The following dates can be a subject of modification, if necessary.


Submit in .jpeg format of file size not more than 5Mb.
Submit your entry at: [email protected]
The subject of the mail: Your UIC (XXXXX)
Name of the file uploaded: Your UIC (XXXXX)


Total cash prize worth 21,000 INR.

Winner: Cash prize of INR 10000 + Acknowledgement on our website and social media + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 40% discount on your next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

1st Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 6500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 30% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

2nd Runner-up: Cash prize of INR 4500 + Acknowledgement on our website + publication of the participants’ interview (Video) on website + 20% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

10 Honorable mentions: Acknowledgement on our website + 10% discount on our next architecture competition + certificate of achievement

Participation certificate for all the participants.


The design competition aims to explore how participants break the barriers constructed by the society, through their knowledge of architecture.

Entries will be evaluated based on the following criteria:



1. What is the nature of the competition?
‘SCHOOL IT’ is an open idea design competition challenge that is open for students, professionals & any individual with a creative mind.

2. Who can participate in the competition?
Architecture students, Architects, Interior Designer, Civil engineers & anyone with creativity can participate in the competition.

3. How many members can be a part of a team?
A team can have a maximum of 3 members. You can also participate individually.

4. Will every participant get a certificate of participation?
Yes, each registered participant will receive an e-certificate.

5. What should be done in case a payment mode is not available in a particular country?
In such a case, we request the participants to write about the issue at [email protected]
to get other payment options. We will send all possible payment methods.

6. How will a team get its Unique Identification Code?
The Unique Identification Code ( UIC ) will be mailed to your registered e-mail address within 24 hrs after completing the registration process. There is only one UIC code for all the team members of a team.

7. What is the use of a Unique Identification Code?
All the participants are requested to use their UIC at the top right corner of your submission as it is your identity for the competition-related processes.

8. What to do if a participant does not receive the UIC after making payment?
In such cases, the participants are asked to mail their payment receipt [email protected].

9. Does the 150-word limit include legends & one-liners in the sheet?
No, the 150-word limit is for the proposal explanation only and it does not include the legends & one-liners on the sheet.


1. In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to [email protected]
2. It is possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once registered, mail us your query at [email protected].
3. Participant teams will be disqualified if any of the competition rules or submission requirements are not considered.
4. Team code (UIC) is the only means of identification of a team as it is an anonymous competition. Hence, a submission with its UIC will be disqualified from the competition.
5. The official language of the competition is English.
6. The registration fee is non-refundable.

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