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World Town Planning Day school competition - open for entries

Want to change your world? Start practising by entering our World Town Planning Day school competition. The competition is open to primary and secondary schools.

Closing date: 23 November 2018

 Agent Plan-it & Anna

About the competition

For teachers:

The way towns and cities change affects us all. Inspire your students at all ages and levels to look at their local environment and the decisions and plans that impact it. Use Agent Plan-It- the new RTPI podcast series - in class or after school to introduce and debate ideas on people, place-making and sustainability.

Agent Plan-It links to geography, history, social sciences, art, design and technology, sociology.

For pupils:

To inspire your entry in the competition, listen to Agent Plan-It talk about the job of planners in creating or protecting places to live, work and play.


Agent Plan-it 2


Agent Plan-it 1

Competition rules

Please read the application guidance document before entering. Entries can be individual, group or whole class where appropriate, and should be the pupil's original work. Please do get in touch if you have any queries on the competition rules.

Secondary Schools

Develop an idea for a new episode in the up and coming Agent Plan-It series which is likely to be made into a short animation or podcast.  Entries can be in the form of a storyboard, video or audio recording, aimed at your chosen age group.

Primary Schools

Agent Plan-It needs your school to create an engaging display which highlights the role of town planning in your local community. Entries can be in the form of pictures and/or a description of what you did.

All schools are eligible and entries must be received by 23 November 2018, sent to


Winning entries will receive prizes for themselves, their school and lead teacher. See the application guidance for details on the prizes.

How to submit

The competition rules and judging criteria are available in the application guidance document. Please read this carefully and use the application form below to submit your entry.

Application guidance

Application form

Data statement

The information you provide for this competition will be held securely on the RTPI's database and will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and 2018 Data Protection Bill. The RTPI will neither disclose, nor permit members of its staff to disclose, any confidential and/or personal information you provide unless required to do so by law. We would like to know the entrants' year group and use images and ideas for our promotional purposes or to develop content for Agent Plan-It. This may be published on the website. You can ask us to delete your data at any time. If you have the parent's consent for the child's data to be used in this way, please confirm that you are authorised agree to this statement on the child's behalf when you submit your entry.  

See a summary of the competition from 2017


World Town Planning Day is held on 8 November each year. It recognises and promotes the role of planning and planners in creating communities. Read more about World Town Planning Day here.


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