2018 NatureWise Permaculture Design Contest!

$5,000 dollar prize!

The Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) announces the 2018 Permaculture Design Contest. This contest is open to all members of PINA*, and you may join PINA along with your contest submission. Team submissions are encouraged.

The Contest:
  1. Design is for a permaculture system with an installation budget in the vicinity of $5,000.
  2. Preference goes to a DIY system, where the money is used for materials so the project gets the biggest “bang for the buck”.
  3. Upgrades to existing permaculture systems are acceptable.
  4. The design site is located in North America.
  5. Prize money must go to installation of the design.
  6. Top five submissions will be selected by the PINA Board of Directors.
  7. Final winner will be decided by vote of PINA members.
  8. Submission due date: Dec 1st, 2018.
  9. Top five submissions announced January 15, 2019.
  10. Top five posted on PINA website for voting.
  11. Voting ends January 31st, 2019.
  12. Winner announced February 1st, 2019.
Submission Guidelines:
  1. Drawn plan of design (one page digital image of any size).
  2. Address/coordinates of design site
  3. Narrative explanation of design (No more than one page and 500 words).
  4. Proposed budget and timeline for implementation (one page maximum).
  5. Submitted digitally by e-mail as a PDF file or as links to online documents.
  6. Contest is open to all PINA members – you must be a member to enter.
Become a Member
  • PINA Board of Directors (nominations)
  • All PINA members (final prize)
Judging Parameters:
  1. Design concept: 25%
  2. Design graphics: 25%
  3. Design details: 25%
  4. Social benefits: 10%
  5. Ecological benefits : 10%
  6. Vision: 5%

Questions about entering the contest? Contact us at info.permaculturenorthamerica@gmail.com.

NatureWise Corporation is a proud supporter of the Permaculture Institute of North America, and has made possible this and many other important efforts through generous funding since 2016.

*Directors and staff of PINA and their families are disqualified from entering.