24h competition 22nd edition – fire

Submission: February 18, 2018
Registration: February 17, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes.

The eco design, sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts and technologies are compelling issues in the societies of the future and the involvement of the whole community is imperative. In an era of globalization where communication was dominated by the technological revolution, there is the need to rethink the cities and how Man relates in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and cultural patterns of contemporary societies.

The young creatives and thinkers are a precious commodity that we value a lot and so we want to give them a voice.


A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity.

This competition proposes give responses in 24H to the social problems, future visions, climate changes, humanitarian causes and sociologic problems of the contemporary societies.

Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are the necessary bases to develop a proposal that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition.

We challenge you to prove your talent in 24 hours!

There are a period of registration on the competition, when it end, started the 24H competition!

You have 24H to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained on a brief that you only know on the same day that start competition.

Take the risk!



Fire: extravagant, egocentric, impulsive, strong, irresponsible and adventurous. One of the 4 elements of nature and the greatest achievement of the human being, which allowed the survival of the species. With fire Man developed the protection, the comfort of cold nights, the search for light and discovered the cooked food. He controlled it for his own benefit, changed survival habits in a dramatic way, and nowadays, fire can be a symbol of destruction and danger, giving it a negative connotation, or a symbol of rebirth and renewal of forces divine. Fire can be heaven or hell, peace or war,  a small ou big flame. One thing is certain, whoever plays with it can get burned.

beginning of the registration period:  December  11th

Promotional registration period from December 11th to December 15th at 23:59 – Fee € 15

Regular registration period from December16th to February 7th at 23:59 – Fee € 20

Late period of registration from February 8th to February 17th at 11:59  – Fee € 25

the competition date

// February 17th to February 18th //

The competition begins at February 17th 12:00 noon and ends at February  18th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)


1st Place – € 500 + publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy

+ 5 sketchbooks Emílio Braga + 24H registration fee

2nd Place – € 150 + publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy

+ 5 sketchbooks Emílio Braga + 24H registration fee

3rd Place –  € 50 + publication in website, social networks and media partners + 24H trophy

+ 5 sketchbooks Emílio Braga + 24H registration fee

7 Honorable Mentions – publication in website, social networks and media partners

This is a competition in 24 hours so you only have access to the brief on the contest day

Download on February 17th 12:00pm (noon) (London GMT+0:00)

but do not forget that you always have to register before February 17th at 11:49 am (London GMT + 0:00)


Participation can be individual or as a group. Participants must be over 18 years old.

In the case of groups, the leader must be over 18 years old.

By participating in an ideasforward contest the participant accepts all the terms and conditions published on our website that define the rules for use of the company website, as well as the rules of participation therein.

Go to the competition’s website

fire architecture competition