The 2013 Competition has concluded. The 2014 timeline will be posted in September 2013. Last year’s competition dates below will give you a rough idea of what to expect.
2013 Competition Timeline
Deadline for applications: Monday, December 10, 2012
Applicants notified of eligibility: Monday, December 17, 2012
Competition dates: Monday, January 14, 2013, to Monday, January 28, 2013
Submission’s date stamp: Monday, January 28, 2013
Finalist teams announced: February 2013
Site visit by finalist team representative: Friday, March 15, 2013
Finalist teams presentation: Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, 2013
ULI will conduct the competition in three stages:
Stage 1: The Application Stage—October 10, 2012, to December 10, 2012
All students who want to participate in the Hines Competition must submit an application in advance of the competition in order to ensure that the teams meet the criteria for interdisciplinary participation. Each five-person team must submit an application with the names and qualifications of all team members. The specific requirements for team competition can be found in the How to Apply section of this website. ULI reserves the right to disqualify teams or to limit the number allowed to participate in the competition (in accordance with the provisions described in the next section).
- Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, December 10, 2012.
- All teams will be notified by e-mail no later than Monday, December 17, 2012, of their eligibility to participate.
Teams that are deemed ineligible will have the opportunity to work with ULI staff to change team composition in order to be able to participate in the competition.
Stage 2: The Competition Stage—January 14, 2013, to January 28, 2013
In this stage, each team develops a response to the urban design and development problem posed. The competition kicks off on Monday, January 14, 2013, when instructions for how to access the project briefing materials online will be e-mailed at 10:00 a.m. EST to all team leaders and team e-mail addresses. The briefing materials will include a comprehensive problem statement, background information on the site, market information, any relevant existing design proposals, maps, etc. Teams will also be given a specific list of required presentation materials. All schemes being submitted to ULI must have an e-mail time and date stamp or a postmark no later than 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 28, 2013. The jury will meet in February to choose four finalist teams and any number of honorable mentions.
Stage 3: Finalist Preparation and Presentation
Finalist teams will have the opportunity to expand their original schemes and respond in more detail to the problem posed by the competition. In March, one member of each team will be brought to the city where the site is located, with expenses paid, and will have the opportunity to tour the site and meet with select individuals in order to revise and enhance their presentations. About a month later, the entire team will return to the site city at ULI’s expense and participate in a mandatory dress rehearsal in front of a mock jury. The following day, each finalist team will present its program to the jury as well as to invited guests, other students, and appropriate participants. That day will culminate in the announcement of the winner.