How to Enter


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.

  • Stream 1 - The Place: An idea to make a new or existing public space (such as a plaza, street, sidewalk, laneway, parklet, or park) rain-friendly.

  • Stream 2 - The Intervention: A rain-friendly design feature or element, or seasonal structure that can serve to enhance an existing public space.

  • Stream 3 - The Celebration: A rain-friendly pop-up activation (e.g. an event or interactive installation) in a public space that will help build a more positive culture of rain-friendly activity, fostering social connections in the rainy months.

Step 2: Register

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

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

Submit your entry by 5:00pm (PST) on Monday, April 15, 2019.

The online entry uploader will be live shortly. In the meantime, details on submitting your entry 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).