The Young Planning Professional Award: Routledge Poster Prize
The YPP award was initiated in 1997 by past president Derek Lyddon and is part of an agreement with Routledge. It comprises once a year a mutual free advertisement for both ISOCARP and Routledge Publishing (Journals). Furthermore Routledge gives an annual grant to ISOCARP. ISOCARP allocates this prize money to the Routledge Poster Exhibition during the annual ISOCARP Congress. This competition has stimulated great interest, especially among young members, and has produced many imaginative works.
ISOCARP is very grateful to Routledge for this activity that gives extra flavour to the congress.
The twenty-two posters were highly individual in their style and approach. All of them were relevant to the congress theme, and each addressed a subject of significance to the author.
The jury criteria were:
• Techncial content - the information, data, arguments and ideas presented in the poster, and its inherent interest, originality and potential for application
• Use of the poster as a medium of communication - to attract interest and to effectively convey information and ideas - resulting in a
• Graphically attractive poster.
The posters were of high quality. Some were outstanding in terms of the data, information and analysis of the issues. Some were highly graphic and creative as posters. The Jury applied the above criteria to identify the posters which best integrated the technical content and the graphic potential of a poster.
And the winner was...
Yuri Torres Brazil, for his poster on "#rio hyperlocal: Social Media and Digital Landscape in the Process of Urban Redevelopment".
Congress delegates could also make their choice for the poster they liked most. Their choice was for Anastasia Lavrinenko for her poster on Motovilikha.
Jeremy Dawkins, Australia (Chair)
Zeynep Gunay, Turkey
Mairura Omwenga, Kenya
Twenty-one posters were entered for the Routledge Prize and were exhibited at the ISOCARP Congress Exhibition.
The jury criteria were:
• Communicative Quality, Clarity of Message
• Attractive Design and Layout.
The winner of the 2011 Routledge Prize is Dong Li, China.
The second prize was for Gao Zhe (China/Belgium) and the third prize for Irina Saghin from Romania.
were given for the posters by Sebastien Goethals (Belgium/China) and Cao Weining, China.
Nira Sidi, Israel
Lorraine Gonzalez, USA
Guy Vloebergh, Belgium
Twenty-three posters were entered for the Routledge Prize and were exhibited at the ISOCARP Congress Exhibition. The posters were highly individual in their style and approach. All of them are relevant to the theme of the Congress, and each addresses a subject of significance to the author.
All of this makes it difficult to judge them and even more difficult to arrive at a winner. Nevertheless, previous juries had assessed the YPP posters against a set of consistent criteria and this year’s jury adopted the same general criteria. We expressed the criteria as follows.
Firstly, and most importantly, the technical content – the information, data, arguments and ideas presented in the poster – and its alignment with the theme of the Congress, its inherent interest, its originality and the potential for application.
Secondly, the use of the poster as a medium of communication – to attract interest and to effectively convey information and ideas – resulting in a graphically attractive poster.
Scoring consistently well on all criteria was the poster by Ceren Sezer, who is the winner of this year’s Routledge prize.
Many other posters demonstrated excellent research on important issues, originality of topic and/or approach, and good potential for making a difference in the real world. We congratulate the authors for their work and commitment, and in particular make honourable mention of the posters of Diane Archer and Muhammad Adeel.
There were many posters which used graphic design to good effect, to attract interest in the subject matter, to convey impressions and feelings, and to present the information well. We congratulate those who achieved these results, and in particular make honourable mention of the posters of Cerere Njeri and Margaret Marcharia.
Primarily to encourage delegates to visit the exhibition and to read these interesting and diverse posters, delegates were invited to vote for the poster they liked best. This vote was entirely separate from the judging of the Routledge Prize, which took place prior to the counting of the votes. The clear winner of the People’s Choice prize was Cerere Njeri.
Jeremy Dawkins (Chair)
In 2008 the Routledge Prize was not attributed for a poster but for a paper.
Evaluation Criteria were the following:
• Rationale / structure
• Coherence of the message
• Theoretical framework
• Use of relevant resources
• Strength of the relationship to the Congress Theme
The Jury consisted of the following ISOCARP members:
• Zeynep Merey Enlil (Chair)
• Jeff Van den Broeck
• Fernando Brandão Alves
Andis Kublacovs, Latvia
Craig Johnson, USA
Doneika Simms, Jamaica
Li Fan, China
Sara Fattahi, Iran
Zeynep Gunay, Turkey
The Routledge Prize 2008 was awarded to Doneika Simms for her paper entitled:
The Effects of Urbanisation in Natural Resources in Jamaica
Zeynep Gunay got a Honarable Mention for her paper on:
Neoliberation and Sustainability for Cultural Heritage.
This year ISOCARP received 17 posters for the exhibition:
Annika Fritz - Trinidad and Tobago; Li Dong - China; Daniela Wullers - Germany; Sara Occhipinti - Italy; Norbert Mundl - Austria; Mira Milakovic - Serbia; Kaveh Fattahi - Iran/Japan; Nicla Dattomo – Italy; Hélène Roose - Belgium; Aysegüln Altýnörs Çýrak - Turkey; Tom Broes - Belgium; Anton Shubin - Russia; Stefan Netsch - Germany; Mehri Mohebbi - Iran; Alexey Kazarov - Russia; Fiona Fullarton - Australia; Ana Maria Alvarez – Colombia/Spain.
The Jury consisted of three ISOCARP members, ISOCARP Vice-President Zeynep Merey Enlil (Turkey), Peter Jonquière (Netherlands) and Andreas Schneider (Switzerland).
The Jury evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Communicative Quality
• Attractive Design and Layout.
The prize went to the poster by Fiona Fullerton from Australia entitled “Surfing the waves of change’’.
Two honourable mentions were given to the posters by Annika Fritz “No collective vision for the city” and Ana Maria Alvarez “The transformation of the territory from the interior of cities”.
An additional honourable mention was given by the public. It went to Kaveh Fattahi from Iran/Japan.
Eight posters were received, being: Norbert Mundl (Austria), Stephane Christeler (Switzerland), Madelen Gonzales Bereziartua (Spain), Ana Maria Mateus (Portugal/Germany), Serkan Günes, Gülsen Yilmaz (Turkey), Aydan Sat, Nilufer Gurer, Asli Ucer (Turkey), A. Burak Buyukcivelek, M. Anil Senyel (Turkey), Penny Pang Wai Ki (Hong Kong).
The Jury consisted of three ISOCARP members: Prof Huseyin Kaptan (Turkey), Prof Jeanne Wolfe (Canada) and Prof Federico Malusardi (Italy), the President.
Entries were evaluated on five criteria:
a) visual impact
b) graphical quality
c) strength of communication
d) relationship to the congress theme and
e) interest of the content.
The prize was divided into two:
The first prize winner was Madelen Gonzales Bereziartua of Spain for the entry “What makes Cities tick”. This entry was distinguised for its excellent graphic design, the way it pulls the viewer in, and the direct communication of its message.
The second prize was for the entry of Serkan Günes and Gülsen Yilmaz (Turkey) entitled: “Understanding Graffiti”. It was chosen mostly for its emblematic content, hidden messages, and comment on urban life, its youthful contestation and its critique of complex urban reality.
The Jury, consisting of Wolf Tochtermann, Estéfanía Chávez de Ortega and Javier de Mesones, under the presidency of Fernando Brandão Alves, came together to judge which Young Planners' poster would merit the Carfax Prize at the 41st International ISOCARP Congress in Bilbao/Spain. The Jury analysed and valorised independently the different qualities of the posters.
The opinions of the Jury members were discussed and a synthesis was made.
The Jury decided to award the ISOCARP CARFAX Poster Prize 2005 to:
Ana Sofia Mateus from Portugal for her Poster entitled “Lisbon – Spontaneous Growth of Creative Industries” in recognition of the graphical quality of her composition as well as of the topic chosen and to
Arunava Sarkar from India for his poster entitled “Morphological Approach towards socio-spatial Design of creative Cities” in recognition of the contents chosen as well as of the methodological quality of his poster.
Deddy Halim from Indonesia got a special mention for his poster for its strength and topicality.