Unless stated otherwise, competition details are available from RIBA Competitions Office, 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD, tel 0113 2341335.
This year's Europan (theme 'new housing landscapes - distance and proximity') will explore the run-down areas of European towns and their intersections with transport networks.
Entrants must be European architects under 40 years old, and can choose from a series of urban sites in European towns. Registration deadline 6.7.98.
British Steel Student Award Competition 1998 (AJ 30.11.97). Designs for a children's hospital on a site near a lake close to the campus of the University of Nottingham. Registration deadline 17.4.98; submission deadline 17.7.98.
Van Alen Prize 1998 - design ideas for New York's East River (AJ 5.2.98). Details from the Van Alen Institute, 30 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010. Fax: +212 366 5836; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline 8.4.98.