International design competition to be judged by garden designers

Slant Open International Landscape Design Competition 2015's theme is 'Testing the Water'.

SLANT is a non-profit organisation and the main aim is to provide an opportunity to recognise, reward and promote contemporary works right across the entire spectrum of design.

Judges of this year's competition, SLANT's sixth, are Janine Pattison, Hugh Ryan and Jonathan Gibb.

Designers are being invited to design a 'virtual space' which will have water as its central theme. As is usual with a SLANT Competition, the theme will be open to interpretation, so how designers choose to design with water, and how much or how little water they chose to include is up to them.

The central feature of all SLANT competitions is that designers can place an imagined/virtual plot anywhere in the world and in so doing are always designing in a geographical, topographical, climatic and cultural environment of their own choosing. 

Contestants are also not limited by budget. But designs must be 'reasonably practical', and should not be harmful to the environment.

There will be nine merit awards and two cash prizes on offer for the best designs. 

This is an open international competition and as such is open to all designers of all disciplines, and at all levels of experience. Students of all disciplines and at all levels of study are especially encouraged to enter, and a fee discount of up to 20 per cent is available to students at all levels of study, and recent graduates, subject to proof of status. The official language of the competition is English. 

This competition is now open for entries. Closing date is 5 May 2015. See  

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