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Entrants wanted for KPF travel scolarship

KPF Architects has launched its search for entrants into its annual travel scholarships contest.

The winner of the competition, organised with The Architecture Foundation, will scoop a first prize of £1,000 and a runner-up will bag a £750 windfall.

Open to all UK-based architecture undergraduates and graduates – as well as year out students – the contest focuses on encouraging ‘new ideas in the thinking about public space’.

Entrants are asked to submit a project with a ‘strong emphasis’ on the public realm on a maximum of 10 A3 sheets with a description of no more than 400 words.

Contestants must also submit a further 400-word essay on what research they would want to investigate on the trip abroad and why they have chosen that particular country.

Previous winner Alex Bank used his prize to spend two months in Japan, spending half his time in Tokyo and the other in a remote mountain village called Koshirakur.

He said: ‘Money is enabling. [My trip] was a memorable and challenging experience and [I have taken] my research into architecture and the public realm into my professional [where I] work as part of Florian Beigel's and Philip Christou's Architecture Research Unit at London Metropolitan University.’

Please send your submissions to KPF/AF Travel Awards, The Architecture Foundation, Somerset House, South Building, Strand, London WC2R 1LA. See right to download an application form.

The deadline for submissions is 12 November. For more information contact tessa@architecturefoundation.org.uk

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