How to Enter


Our deadline for entries was Monday, April 29, 2019
5:00pm (PST)


Step 1: Read the Design Brief

Start the process by taking a moment to review the Design Brief and deciding which stream(s) you want to enter.

Step 2: Register - CLOSED

There is no formal registration deadline for the competition; however, all participants are strongly encouraged to register in advance of the competition deadline

Privacy Note: The City collects your personal information under the authority of S. 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for purposes of administering the Life Between Umbrellas contest. If you have questions about the collection of this information, please contact the Director of Access to Information and Privacy at privacy@vancouver.ca or 453 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4. City of Vancouver Privacy Policy.

Lead Contact Name *
Lead Contact Name
Telephone *
Stream(s) that you are entering *

Registered participants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, as well as regular updates on the competition (including Q&A updates, reminders about deadlines, and event notifications).

Step 3: Get Creative!

Be sure to review the submission requirements for the stream that you are entering!

To round out your design work, we recommend reviewing the Principles for Rain-friendly Public Spaces as well as the Rain-friendly Precedents that we’ve profiled on the site.

Step 4: Submit Your Entry - CLOSED

Submission deadline extended!
Submit your entry by 5:00pm (PST) on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Once you’ve completed your design or concept, you can submit it online, using the links and file-upload features for each stream below. You can also submit it by mail or in person (details can be found in the Design Brief).

Be sure to review the Terms and complete one Application Form per entry. (Note: you can only submit one entry per stream).

In order to be considered complete, each entry must contain all the items identified in the Design Brief - including, where relevant, drawing(s), concept statement, supporting materials, and application form.