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Categories and criteria

If you’re studying a planning-related degree at a Queensland university, you could be eligible to apply for one of four awards below:

  • Submit a thesis or major final research project that contributes to the creation of well-planned communities that are prosperous, resilient and sustainable

    Eligibility: recently finished undergraduate students (studies completed in 2020) or final-year students

    Prize: $2,000 cash prize

  • Submit a 2000-word essay and a 250-word summary that addresses the following question:

    How can planners have more effective conversations with communities about growth and change?

    Eligibility: undergraduates — third and fourth-year students

    Prize: four-week paid internship

    *The submission does not need to be part of the student’s university studies.

  • Submit a 2000-word essay and a 250-word summary that addresses the following topic:

    Identify a particular place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander significance (in terms of knowledge, culture or tradition) and outline how you would engage with the relevant peoples in order to represent the significance of this place in land use planning.

    Eligibility: undergraduate students — all year levels

    Prize: four-week paid internship

    *The submission does not need to be part of the student’s university studies.

  • Submit a 1000-word rationale addressing the student’s outstanding planning talent

    Eligibility: female undergraduate – third or fourth-year students

    Prize: four-week paid internship

    *Universities can only nominate a maximum of three female students.

For more information

See the Minister’s Planning Award Categories and Criteria Fact Sheet (PDF, 305 KB).

Last updated: Monday, May 31, 2021