Submission Eligibility & Rules

ALL entrants are encouraged to submit via the web. If concern arises about quality being diminished by using lower resolution for films, flash, etc., entrants may mail (via post, not email) their work.

ALL entrants will need to log-in to the website to obtain a submission identification number (submission ID #) to label their project. Submission ID #s are obtained by: logging-in, clicking on the “Submission” tab on the top menu bar, clicking on the “Create new Submission” tab of the left hand menu bar, and then following the steps for submission. A Submission ID # will be assigned upon the completion of this process. Only mailed submission will need to physically write the Submission ID # on their project; downloaded submissions are automatically tagged with the number. No entry should contain identifying personal information about the person or persons submitting the project. To ensure fair judging, anonymity must be preserved; entries not following this rule will not be accepted. Only completed submissions will be qualified.

Groups may enter. The online submission form allows multiple registrants/people to create a group submission entry. The first three members of the group will be considered the group leaders. If a group submission wins, the group leaders will receive the prize and will travel representing the group submission.

Mailed Entries:
Entrants must make sure that no names or personal identifiers (except their submission ID number – you must log-in to receive an entrant number) are written on the submission. Mailed submissions may use higher resolution or better quality products. Text submissions, A-1 boards, photos, DVDs, and CDs MAY be mailed. Sculptures, models, and instillations MAY NOT be mailed – we do not have the space to store such pieces and they can easily be damaged in transit. Except for the 60MB limit, all of the parameters below are still valid. Mailed submissions may be larger than a 60MB file size, but please be conscious of the needs of larger programs and files for running (processor speeds, graphics, memory, etc.).

The abstract should be no more than 300 words and be on a separate sheet (page) of paper. Remember to place your submission ID number on the abstract but no other personal identification.

Narrative Text:
ALL submissions, even art and design entries, must be accompanied by a narrative text (except in the case of an academic paper where ALL of the following information is included within the text). For narrative text format and parameters, please see “Text” under “Format & Parameters” below. The narrative text has no length requirement, but will be probably be 3-7 pages. It must include a clear stance on the following areas:

1. Your overall vision of a just, peaceful and sustainable Jerusalem in the year 2050:

  • What comprises or defines your just, peaceful, and sustainable Jerusalem in 2050?
  • How would you describe this Jerusalem in spatial, physical, symbolic, or other terms?
  • What are the motivations underlying your vision for this city in the year 2050?
  • Under which of the following political scenarios would you like to make your entry, and why:
    • Jerusalem as capital of two states
    • Jerusalem as capital of one state (specify which one)
    • Jerusalem as an international city (corpus separatum)
    • Other: specify
  • In what ways does this political scenario contribute to your vision of Jerusalem as a just, peaceful, and sustainable city by the year 2050?

2. Your project’s relationship to the specific track (physical, economic, physical, or symbolic infrastructure) in which you are entering:

  • Why did you select this track and/or project as a means for realizing your above-stated vision of a just, peaceful, and sustainable Jerusalem by the year 2050? In other words, what is the causality between the project and the creation of a just, peaceful, sustainable, and humanist Jerusalem in the future?
  • How does your project relate to the city as a whole?
  • How does your project for the future relate to the contemporary reality of Jerusalem?

3. The logic of your creative process:

  • Please describe the creative process by which you arrived at your project. What persons, events, ideals, interactions, or concerns guided you?

Why do you consider your project a new or innovative approach to the problems of Jerusalem?

Criteria for Evaluation

The following criteria are merely guidelines, subject to amplification and interpretation by the jury. Submission will be assessed on the basis of:

  • The potential to reconcile longstanding and seemingly intractable conflicts in unique and unexpected ways
  • The potential to address or speak to concerns about the city in its entirety, and not simply one location or another
  • The imaginative nature of the submission
  • The extent to which the submission produces new knowledge about Jerusalem
  • The professional, technical, or artistic quality of the project

Submission Tracks

In recognition that cities are comprised of multiple activities, entries are sought for four categories that address different aspects of urban life. Although projects may appropriately fall within more than one category, each entry must be submitted to only ONE track. Entries to all tracks MUST address the submission guidelines. Incomplete submissions will not be evaluated. The tracks are:

Physical Infrastructure
Place-based projects or means of connecting the parts of the city to the whole, including treatments of boundaries. This track seeks to address, but is not limited to, entries in the form of: buildings; urban designs; landscape projects; transportation, sewage, water, or communication systems; etc

Economic Infrastructure
Economic products or activities. This track seeks to address, but is not limited to, entries in the form of: new activities or products; employment or social security schemes; trade, banking, or currency arrangements; technological innovations; etc.

Civic Infrastructure
Projects that build civil society, generate social capital, embrace cultural diversity, or facilitate just governance and/or urban representation. This track seeks to address, but is not limited to, entries in the form of: inventive institutions or social practices; neighborhood or community-level activities and organizations; new civil-military relations; educational systems; health care services; etc.

Symbolic Infrastructure
Cultural and artistic projects. This track seeks to address, but is not limited to, entries in the form of: essays, films, photographic exhibitions, poems, songs, museums, festivals; etc.


All final submissions should contain the following documents:

  1. An identification file number (received with formal submission of your entry) and contact details for each team member and a contact person. Please attach in a sealed envelop and write on top of it the word: Identification.
  2. An abstract of no more than 300 words, in a sealed envelope (no personal identification should appear on the envelope or in the text).
  3. Completed project (for more criteria, see Submission Eligibility & Rules).

1. Projects could be submitted in one or more of the following ways:

  •  For design entries, 4 A-1 boards (Horizontal, Landscape format) Measurements: 83 x 56 cm or 32.7 x 22 inches.
  • For text entries, no more than 30 pages single spaced, A-4 paper, vertical.
  • For Video/DVD/CD entries, length no more than 15 minutes (and must be transmitted digitally).

2. All submissions, even arts and design entries, must be accompanied by some narrative text.
3. Language: Submissions must be in English (although for dissemination purposes a translation in Arabic and/or Hebrew is recommended).

  • Details about how and where to submit final projects will be available on this website at the close of Question Deadline Round II.