Firth NZILA competition

Full of Surprises

FINAL ENTRY DATE: Monday 19th March 2018

The natural world is full of surprises and inspirations that influence our urban landscapes.

We want to know about your inspirations in projects this year that have made you proud.

Firth’s Full of Surprises is a fun competition providing Landscape Architects with an opportunity to showcase their best landscaping project from 2017.

Two winners will each take away a $500 Visa Prezzy Card, and will also feature in the Firth newsletter, and on the Firth website and Facebook page.

The 2018 NZILA Firth conference focusses on Places and Spaces; Culture and Community; Water and Ecologies; and Movement. Seeking to define the elements that are necessary, possible and inspirational for our cities today, and in the future.

In keeping with the conference “Cities/Taone” theme the two competition categories are:

  • Urban Landscape
  • Small Project

Finalists will be selected using the following scoring criteria:

Images from the category finalists will be displayed on the Firth stand at the 2018 NZILA Firth Conference. Attendees will be invited to vote on their favourite project.

Two points will be awarded per vote (only one vote per conference attendee will be allowed).

The points will be totalled and the winners announced on Friday 13th April 2018 during the final day of the conference.

Send in images of your completed landscaped projects that engage people with the environment in a fun and innovative way. 

Please check you have included:

  • A short description (200 words) of the project, including products used and contractors (if known).
  • Imagery: four high-resolution digital photographs. Images may be submitted via post on disc/usb or using online file sharing portals such as Dropbox or WeTransfer or via email to



  • Entry details will be published should the entry becomes a finalist or winner. Please ensure these details are correct at the time of entry.
  • Each entrant is responsible for securing authorisation for entry from all relevant parties.
  • Each entrant is responsible for ensuring they supply entry imagery – four high-resolution digital photographs.
  • The organisers reserve the right to withdraw an award if they later find that the entrant did not comply with the entry conditions.
  • By entering the competition, permission is granted to Firth to use and/or reproduce entry details and images in any related and future marketing activities.


FINAL ENTRY DATE:  Monday 19th March 2018

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Friday 13th April 2018