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Competitions: Editor's Pick, 20.09.12

Fort Albert on the Isle of Wight, Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival and an student contest for Turin. The editor’s pick of this weeks top competitions

Developer Cleanslate is seeking residential schemes for a site near Fort Albert on the Isle of Wight. Both established architects and ‘talented young teams’ are called for, with the winners to develop the scheme for planning upon fee agreement. It is hoped the winning proposal should balance ‘exemplary innovation’ against ‘commercial deliverability’. [Deadline for submission 14 October]

The Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival is inviting architects to design a combustible festival centrepiece. The Orkney Island of Papa Westray will host an  international ‘bonfire’ competition challenging architects to respond to the festival and local history. [Register by 11 December]

The Polytechnic University of Turin has opened an international student ideas contest to redesign the face of the Italian city. The ‘Tur(i)ntogreen’ competition will look at how urban farming can make use of the city’s neglected spaces. Mixed-use schemes featuring low-cost, low-carbon residential areas and local facilities are required. [Register by 21 November]

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