Lost in Space? What is Planning all about?

Given the popular image of sprawl, isolated rural populations, corruption, ghost estates and ongoing efforts to address the notoriety of some developments through regeneration what is (or should) planning be all about? What can planners in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland do better or what can we celebrate? That’s the question entrants to the Irish Planning Institute’s short film competition are asked to explore.

In addition to a prize of €400, the winning entry will be put on IPI website, YouTube channel and will be shown at the IPI National Conference 2014 in Limerick.

Entrants are asked to include a short written summary that sets out what you believe planning really is about and what they hope to achieve with their film. Judges will consider creativity and how well the film achieves what you set out to do in the written summary.

The closing date is 17:00 on Monday 24th March 2014 and entries are to be submitted by email to lostinspace@ipi.ie.

For full entry details, competition rules and terms and conditions Click Here to Download the brief here.