Contest Name : ‘Designing for future’

Theme Biodiversity
Contest Nature Design futuristic ideas for Delhi/NCR
Contest Type Individual + Group

The participant/s will have to design a futuristic city based on the principles of efficiency, sustainability and co-existence.


  • To help students look at environmental issues across India and propose solutions (this also helps them respond in a positive manner and not just express their dismay).
  • To help the students understand the balance between modern technology and community access.
  • To help students develop modern architectural skills, which are not only functional but also sustainable.


Step 1 Application form of activity to be filled by Teacher/Coordinator of school/college on behalf of the student or the student would fill it herself/himself on Panasonic Harit Umang Website
Step 2 The student/s will then be required to create the designs and submit the entries on the dates mentioned under the guidelines.

Note: Three students can participate in one group from each school/college.


Schools and RWAs will participate in the program by implementing initiatives for following core objectives. Each school, community, RWA will compete to gain ‘Green Points’ based on the number of trees they plant. Teams which score highest green points in all three ‘Joy of Green’ Olympiad Themes will be considered for the Green Smith Badges.

What to do?
  • Design 5 different versions of a futuristic city
  • Submit a 500-word write-up mentioning details of the design created

*Overall, the student/s need to submit 5 designs (or 10 pictures of each design if it is made in hard copy or model form) and a write-up in a folder bearing the name of the school as the title, on the ‘Designing for future contest’ page - under the given theme.

Medium of Designs
  • The student(s) can use paper/designing softwares/slider-videos/Powerpoint/create 3D model by using paper, thermocol, wood, etc.
Number of designs
  • The student/s are required to submit 5 designs.
Mode of Submission
  • The design should be submitted online in virtual format (JPEG/TIFF, etc). As for the designs/models created in hard copies/form, the students need to scan and submit copies or they can take pictures (not more than 2 pictures) of each design and submit.
Submission Deadline
  • The student/s must submit the folder before 5PM on March 31, 2023.
Design Principles
  • The designs should be based on the ideas of energy efficiency, sustainability and co-existence.
  • The student/s can address issues like - pollution, energy conservation, water conservation, resource-consumption, water-table recharge, sanitation, green cover, transportation, etc.
  • The students can create designs of specific sites (like innovative designs for pedestrian walks/clean design ideas for rivers or lakes), issue specific designs (how to recharge depleting water tables in city/town), designs for school, RWAs, parks, etc
Considerations for the write-up

The student/s must also submit a write-up of not more than 500 words mentioning -

  • Why did they choose the particular site and what problem they have addressed through the design?
  • How energy efficient is the design?
  • What material has been used in construction and whether it is sustainable and sourced sustainably?
  • Has the water been used efficiently?
  • How operational the design is and what kind of maintenance it needs?
  • The write up must be submitted in a PDF format.


  • The functionality of the designs.
  • The contemporary nature and compatibility of designs with the current infrastructure of the city.
  • A student will be marked on the basis of a cumulative score card, which will comprise the following parameters:
    • Site Evaluation
    • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    • Waste Management
    • Material Selection
    • Water Usage
    • Operational and Maintenance Practices

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