Competition seeks radical proposals for reimagining the planet
The competition was conceived in response to the ever-growing threat to planet Earth's habitability due to the impact of human activities such as agriculture, mining, industry and construction. Pollution and habitat destruction threaten ecosystems while climate change poses an existential threat to all life forms.
The contest calls for radical new solutions to ensure that planet Earth remains habitable for hundreds of years to come. Proposals should address questions such as how vital ecosystems will flourish and how we can reshape the world to make it better than the one we have now.
Entries will be assessed by an expert judging panel
"The problems the world faces are huge in scale and they demand equally epic solutions," said Fairs.
"So we have set the ultimate design challenge and asked architects and designers to redesign the world. We're looking for big, bold ideas that show visionary thinking."
Belinda Ercan of Epic Games said: "I can't wait to see how our entrants will use Twinmotion's intuitive capabilities to unleash their creative thinking and convey their imaginations in the form of compelling digital stories."
Top prize of £5,000
The contest is free to enter for anyone over the age of 18 of any profession and from any country in the world.
The 15 best proposals selected by the judges will be published on Dezeen in November during our Dezeen 15 online festival celebrating Dezeen's 15th anniversary.
A top prize of £5,000 will be awarded for first place, £2,500 for second place, £1,000 for third place and £500 each for the 12 remaining finalists selected by the judging panel.
How to enter
Entrants must submit a video animation and still image created using architectural visualisation tool Twinmotion, along with up to 500 words of text about their proposal.
Dezeen hosted an online workshop on how to use Twinmotion to help participants with their entries, which includes tips and tricks and a 30-minute practical tutorial on how to use the software.
The deadline for submissions is 15 September and the finalists and winners will be announced from 1 to 19 November.
For submission information, judging criteria, terms and conditions and all other information about the competition, please visit: dezeen.com/redesigntheworld.