An urban design competition for students across Canada

The Student Ideas Competition is organized by the NCC and has been a part of the annual Urbanism Lab lecture series since 2019. Through this competition, the NCC invites students to think of design concepts for sites in Canada’s National Capital Region. 

The competition is open to students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in Canada. The NCC encourages students to form interdisciplinary teams to consider all aspects of urban planning, site design, architecture and landscape design.

2023 edition

More information on the 2023 edition of our competition will be available soon.


May 24, 2023

Past editions

The NCC is a creative partner

As principal planner and steward of the National Capital Region, the NCC ensures the conservation of our built and natural heritage.

But the Capital is more than a place. It is an inspiring source of pride. Hence, the NCC is also a creative partner, encouraging innovation and excellence. This means building strong relationships with people and organizations throughout the Capital Region and across the country.

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