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Australia’s Best Playground competition launched

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched a national competition, Australia’s Best Playground, to recognize well-designed public play spaces such as adventure playgrounds, cross fit circuits, senior fitness courses and water play.

The competition is open to AILA members with finished play space projects, including registered landscape architects, registered landscape architect applicants and graduate members.

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The national winner will receive a trip to Rovaniemi in Finland, and a winner from each of the three regions (Vic/Tas, NSW/ACT and QLD/SA/NT/WA) will also receive a free ticket to the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in Canberra from 27–30 October.

The winner will be selected by both a popular vote and an expert jury. The jury consists of AILA national president Daniel Bennett, AILA board member James Grant, Outlines Landscape Architecture director Gary Ford and RMIT lecturer Dr Barbara Chancellor.

Entries are open until Tuesday 15 March 2016, and the winning project will be announced on 24 May. For more information visit aila.org.au/bestplayground.

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