Call for Applications: The Biophilia Poster Competition 2020


Deadline: 15 July 2020


Applications call for the Biophilia Poster Competition 2020. Biophilia is an idea that humans have an innate connection to nature. This connection helps our physical and mental wellbeing.

Biophilia celebrates the innate connection between humans and nature. The Biophilia Poster Competition welcomes all points of view on this relationship and the competition will conclude with a traveling show of the finalists’ work. Everyone can participate and share their point of view on biophilia, regardless of age or nationality.


Good biophilic design synthesizes the complexities of modern structures and spaces with design elements that support our health, represented through three broad categories.

The direct experience of nature

The implication of direct experience with nature refers to first-person human contact with architectural and other environmental features and includes how we feel and see:

  • Light
  • Air
  • Water
  • Fire
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Weather
  • Natural landscapes and ecosystems

The indirect experience of nature:

The implication of indirect experience with nature refers to avatars and representations of nature. including

  • Images of nature
  • Natural materials
  • Natural colors
  • Simulating natural light and air
  • Naturalistic shapes and forms
  • Evoking nature
  • Information richness
  • Age, change and the patina of time
  • Natural geometries
  • Biomimicry

The experience of space and place:

The experience of space and place refers to spatial features that evoke the natural environment’s systems and complexities including:

  • Natural geometries such as fractals
  • Organized complexity
  • Integration of parts to wholes
  • Transitional spaces
  • Mobility and wayfinding
  • Cultural and ecological attachment to place


All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. In addition to that, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will also receive the following cash prizes

  • Platinum: $2,500
  • Gold: $1,000
  • Silver: $500
  • Bronze: $250


All entries must be submitted as digital files first and there is no limit to the number of posters you can submit. Moreover, all entries need to meet these requirements:

  • Created specifically for this competition
  • 24″ x 36″ (60.96cm x 91.44 cm)
  • Vertical/Portrait only
  • JPG or PDF
  • CMYK compatible
  • 300 DPI print-ready file
  • Maximum 10MB

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