Australian Planner Student Prize

Australian Planner


About the prize

Australian Planner Student Prize

The editors of Australian Planner are pleased to announce our new competition for the best journal-length paper in planning (broadly construed) written by a student. Australian Planner provides a forum for dialogue between scholars, policy makers and practitioners across the built environment professions. We publish empirical and theoretical studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including manuscripts which focus on Australia as well as international material with relevance for Australian cities and regions. Entries will be accepted until April 30, 2023. 

Australian Planner invites direct submissions from students, who may be studying in any field as long as the paper is relevant to planning (broadly construed).  Nominations can also be made by academics, in which case they should include a short description along with the paper and contact details for the student. Submissions will be evaluated by our editors.  The winning submission will be sent to selected scholars for advisory reviews to aid with revisions prior to publication. All submissions (direct and faculty nominated) are weighted equally in the competition. The winning paper will be published in Australian Planner and the author(s) will receive a one year membership to the Planning Institute of Australia and a $200 book voucher.

Submission Instructions

Please send your article as a Microsoft Word document to [email protected] and [email protected].  Please indicate that (1) you intend to be considered in the competition, (2) you are a student, and (3) you have not submitted your article to any journals for publication. Submissions are limited to one paper per student.

Submissions must include a title page with a mailing address, email address, and phone number, and an abstract of no more than 200 words. The total length of submissions, including references and footnotes, must not exceed 10,000 words.

Questions regarding the competition can be directed to the editors, Amelia Thorpe: [email protected] or Laura Crommelin [email protected]  

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