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  • How do I submit a competition entry?
    If you have taken part in one of our Competitions, Awards or Challenges and you wish to submit your entry or design, follow these instructions: Head over to our dedicated Submissions Page You will be asked to either LOG IN or SIGN UP as a member before you can submit Add the details of your entry submission and upload your files. Complete your submission with one of our premium services. Agree to the Terms and Conditions & click the Submit button Your submission has now been sent to us and will be reviewed after the competition's deadline.
  • Why should I take part in an architecture/design competition?
    Architecture and design competitions are designed to challenge your critical thinking and creative skills. Both students and professionals are advised to join competitions in order to improve your portfolio and your chances to get your ideal job. Larsen Liverpool host a wide range of competitions, challenges, and awards which allow you to showcase your talents in a wide range of areas such as architecture, photography, fashion, design, media, animation, and much more. For more information on our current and past competitions, visit our competitions page below: www.larsenliverpool.com/competitions
  • How do I join a Competition, Award, or Challenge?
    In order to take part in our Competitions, Awards and Challenges follow these instructions: 1. Select your favourite one from our Competitions Page (www.larsenliverpool.com/competitions) 2. Add it to the basket 3. Complete the checkout process 4. Write down your order number, you will need it in order to submit your entry!
  • Why should I join a Larsen Liverpool competition?
    We want to celebrate every piece of work that is submitted to a competition. More often than not, we see online design and architecture competitions celebrating the winners and runners-up, and entirely forgetting about all the other competition participants, who have spent hours, days, or even weeks working on their submissions. Our competitions designed with sustainability and creativity in mind, and will challenge you to think outside of the box. Take a look and join one of our competitions by clicking on the link below. www.larsenliverpool.com/competitions
  • What subscriptions do you offer?
    We offer two types of subscriptions: 1. Our architectural competition subscription Larsen UNLIMITED will give you unlimited access to our competitions, awards, certificates of participation and much much more. (Larsen UNLIMITED is included for free in our Executive service subscription) 2. The service subscriptions Starter, Creative, and Executive give you access to our CV, Portfolio & Careers services to help kickstart your professional profile. NOTE: Our Executive Careers Subscription includes Larsen UNLIMITED for free!
  • How do I join a Competition, Award or Challenge?"
    In order to take part in our Competitions, Awards and Challenges follow these instructions: 1. Select your favourite one from our Competitions Page 2. Add it to the basket 3. Complete the checkout process 4. Write down your order number (see below), you will need it in order to submit your entry!
  • How do I submit my entry or design?
    If you have taken part in one of our Competitions, Awards or Challenges and you wish to submit your entry or design, follow these instructions: Head over to our dedicated Submissions Page You will be asked to either LOG IN or SIGN UP as a member before you can submit Add the details of your entry submission and upload your files. Complete your submission with one of our premium services. Agree to the Terms and Conditions & click the Submit button Your submission has now been sent to us and will be reviewed after the competition's deadline.
  • Why should I take part in an architecture/design competition?
    Architecture and design competitions are designed to challenge your critical thinking and creative skills. Both students and professionals are advised to join competitions in order to improve your portfolio and your chances to get your ideal job. Larsen Liverpool host a wide range of competitions, challenges, and awards which allow you to showcase your talents in a wide range of areas such as architecture, photography, fashion, design, media, animation, and much more. For more information on our current and past competitions, visit our Competitions Page
  • What makes Larsen Liverpool different?
    We have a passion for architecture and design and we believe that up and coming creatives do not get the recognition they deserve. Our global platform is meant to celebrate architecture, design and any other creative background, instead of just celebrating competition winners. We appreciate how much work is behind each competition entry and we want to encourage you to keep creating. You are the present and the future of architecture, challenge yourself, showcase your work, and show us what you are capable of.
  • Why should I join a Larsen Liverpool competition?
    We want to celebrate every piece of work that is submitted to a competition. More often than not, we see online design and architecture competitions celebrating the winners and runners-up, and entirely forgetting about all the other competition participants, who have spent hours, days, or even weeks working on their submissions. Our competitions are designed with sustainability and creativity in mind, and will challenge you to think outside of the box. Take a look and join one of our competitions today.
  • Submit your competition entry.
    CREATE AN ACCOUNT & SUBMIT AN ENTRY
  • How many people can be in a group to enter a competition?
    We recommend no more than three people per group as we have seen that this produces the best results. However, this is entirely up to you. We ask that each person creates an account on our website, individually, as we then have multiple points of contact, if needed. It also does not matter which member of your group submits your proposal as you will be asked to give us your unique order number (eg. 10245) that you receive when your group registers for the competition.
  • Why should I take part in a competition bundle?
    If you enter a competition bundle and both your proposals win both competitions then you will win all of the prize money, to keep as an individual or to share as a group. Details about awards and prizes are available in each competition page. In terms of the brief, concept and quality of architecture that you propose, the competitions are looked at individually and you will not be at a disadvantage if you do not take part in a bundle. However, there are opportunities to combine the two presentations, for the competitions within your bundle, which can have some benefit when the judges look at the overall design, visual aesthetic and communication of the scheme. We also take into consideration the amount of work that is produced by an individual or a group - we would expect that a group can manage a larger workload. An additional benefit of the bundle is the premium content which has a 3D topography model and detailed information about the site, geology, materiality and local architecture, flora and fauna, giving an in-depth site experience when it is not possible to visit the site in person.
  • Do I need the premium content package or site analysis for my competition?
    The premium content which has a 3D topography model and detailed information about the site, geology, materiality and local architecture, flora and fauna, giving an in-depth site experience when it is not possible to visit the site in person. The package is not a requirement of the competition, and you do not have to purchase it to be considered as the winner, but we have specifically made it to help with your design proposal and give you hints and information about the competition and the site. The premium content packages are included within: Competition Bundles Gain access to both included competitions Free access to the Premium Content Package Larsen UNLIMITED subscription Unlimited access to ALL competitions, projects, Premium Content Packages, and much more.
  • How can I upgrade my competition experience?
    You can take part in all of our competitions and awards individually. In order to upgrade your competition experience, we have several options for you: Premium Content Packages A collection of information, videos and images to help you kickstart your design process. Competition Bundles Gain access to both included competitions Free access to the Premium Content Package Larsen UNLIMITED subscription Unlimited access to ALL competitions, Premium Content Packages, Certificates, and much more. Feedback, Certificates & Portfolio Reviews You can request detailed submission Feedback & Certificates of participation both from our competitions page and when submitting your designs. You can request a professional CV & Portfolio Review both from our competitions page and when submitting your designs. If you have any questions or would like some further information around what is included in each of the above, please contact us.
  • Can I get feedback on my competition submission?
    Of course! We are able to provide you with detailed submission feedback. There are two ways to request feedback: 1. Simply purchase our Detailed Submission Feedback either before or after you submit your competition entry. 2. Alternatively, you can add feedback as an extra when submitting your design. The option to receive feedback will appear at the end of the submissions form. Also, we offer Certificates of Participation, which you can purchase in the same ways mentioned above.
  • How can I make money by referring other people to your competitions?
    With our affiliate program, you can refer a friend, family member, or publish your links online in a blog, website or social media. Every successful referral will give you a commission. First of all, sign up as an affiliate member Your account may need to be approved. Once your account has been approved, you can share your link and/or discount vouchers with the world. Update your PayPal payment email. When you reach a specific threshold, we will send your commission to your PayPal account. Ready to start making money? Sign up as an affiliate now.
  • What is a competition bundle?
    A competition bundle is a package of multiple architectural competitions that are grouped together and offered as a package deal. A competition bundle can include a variety of different competitions, such as architecture/design competitions, concept competitions, student competitions, awards, and more. The competitions included in our architectural competition bundles are usually related in theme and location, but ask for different designs in order to fulfil specific needs that none of the individual competitions can fulfil on their own. Our bundles are designed to provide architects and designers with the opportunity to submit their work to multiple competitions at once, increasing their chances of receiving recognition and feedback for their designs. Additionally, if you take part in one of our competition bundles and you design is chosen as the winner, you will receive the awards for all the competitions included in the bundle.
  • Why should I subscribe to Larsen UNLIMITED?
    There are many reasons why you should become an UNLIMITED member. The benefits below are also listed in our UNLIMITED page: 1 Take part in any competition, award, or challenge Members of Larsen UNLIMITED can take part in any of our competitions, awards or challenges. 2 Download Premium Content Packages All our Premium Content Packages can be downloaded for free by UNLIMITED subscribers (usually £19). 3 10% refer-a-friend commission Our refer-a-friend program gives UNLIMITED subscribers a 10% commission for every referral (usually 5%). 4 Certificates of Participation Subscribers can receive FREE unlimited certificates of participation for any competition they have taken part in (usually £5). 5 Use of professional site photography We give UNLIMITED users access to professional site photography to be used within your submissions (usually £19/photo). 6 Publish your own blog posts We want to share your knowledge and your work with the world, write a blog post to be posted in our blog. 7 Downloadable resources UNLIMITED subscribers can download resources for free to help them in their architectural journey. 8 Available courses We want you to develop your skills with a wide range of courses. From architecture content to skills and careers training. Improve your career prospects with Larsen UNLIMITED. 9 10% Contribution to our GO GREEN Initiative 10% of the cost of your subscription will be used towards our GO GREEN sustainability initiative in an effort to fight climate change. Ready to join UNLIMITED? Click here to subscribe now (we sometimes offer discounts, so stay tuned)
  • What products do you currently offer?
    We currently offer: Competitions, Awards and Challenges made for architects, designers, and creatives worldwide An Art Store where we sell photography and art both digitally and printed on a selection of frames and soft furnishings However, some exciting products will be coming to our website soon. Stay tuned!
  • How can I buy something from your Art Store?
    First of all, head over to our Art Store. 1. Choose a favourite photographic gallery (e.g. Liverpool, Architecture, Landscapes, etc.) 2. Choose your favourite image or artwork. 3. Choose what product you want the image printed on. 4. Go to checkout and wait for your product!
  • What services does Larsen Liverpool provide?
    We offer a range of services for students, professionals and institutions. Apart from our Competitions, Awards and Challenges, we offer you the possibility of having a professional career review by our team of professionals. The Larsen Liverpool team has experience in architecture, psychology, languages, career prospects, media, photography, design, fashion, digital editing and much more. We offer resources for educational institutions to improve their academic offering. For example, universities can benefit from group pricing, and we are able to attend both career experience days and lectures/seminars as guest critics or tutors. We are open-minded and we want to hear your ideas on how we can work together. You should contact us for more information.
  • I would like a CV & Portfolio review
    Our team of experts are ready to review your CV and Portfolio, no matter what creative field you work in. Head to our dedicated services website and select the service you would like to receive. Email us your CV and Portfolio. We will be in touch with our feedback. We look forward to receiving your CVs & portfolios.
  • Do you provide service subscriptions?
    We do offer service subscriptions. Our Starter, Creative and Executive service subscriptions give you access to our services for a whole year. Subscribe now.
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Universities & Education

Do you work for a university or another education provider and need information about how to integrate our competitions and awards into your curriculum?

 

Please visit our dedicated education section.

We can help you and your students with the following:

- Integrating competitions

- Group discounts

- Feedback 

- Careers coaching

- Collaboration projects

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If you have any further questions, comments, or feedback, please get in touch at info@larsenliverpool.com

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