Process

  1. The following are the key stages of the application status:
    1. Application Form Submitted for Verification: This means that the applicants have submitted the application form and is under verification by the Steering Committee.
    2. Application Accepted, Payment Pending: This means that the Steering Committee has accepted the application and the participating team can proceed to payment. The participating team will pay a non-refundable fee for registration: 30,000 INR through NEFT or Demand Draft (for domestic applicants only). Whether the team wins a prize or not, this fee will allow the them to send two delegates to the final Exhibition and Conference without payment of a separate delegate fee.

    3. Details for NEFT:
      Bank Name: State Bank of India
      Address: (00300)- Mumbai Main Branch
      Mumbai Samachar Marg, Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023 India
      Beneficiary Name: Urban Design Research Institute Dharavi Competition Project
      Savings Account Number: 33610516109
      MICR Number: 400002010
      IFSC Number: SBIN0000300
      BIC code No. / Swift code : SBININBB110

      Details for Demand Draft:
      The demand draft must be payable at Mumbai only and be issued in favour of “Urban Design Research Institute Dharavi Competition Project”

      Demand Draft to be sent to:
      Urban Design Research Institute,
      43, Dr. V B Gandhi Marg,
      Kalaghoda, Fort,
      Mumbai 400 023,
      Maharashtra, India.

    4. Application Rejected: Application rejected by the Steering Committee.
    5. Payment Received, Awaiting Proposal: This means that the payment was processed and the applicants can submit their anonymous proposal through.
    6. Proposal Received: The 6-character unique identity code identifiers of all proposals received and submitted for review will be posted on the website.
  2. Participants may submit queries through an email until final submissions have been made.
  3. A Technical Committee will review all entries; prepare a note of comments on each, and short list finalists.
  4. The Jury will be shown all the entries, with the Technical Committee members available to comment, answer questions and advise.
  5. The Jury will recess for a week or 10 days and meet once again to take a final decision. At this time only the Code numbers of all the winning entries will be made known to the organisers without revealing who have won first, second or third prize (plus Honourable Mentions if any).
  6. Entries will be displayed at the Exhibition accompanying the Conference, with identities revealed. Prize winners will be declared by the Jury at the Conference.

Field Trip

  1. It is proposed to host a workshop and field visit to Dharavi between Saturday 31st May 2014 (day of arrival) and Saturday 7th June 2014 (day of departure). These dates have been chosen to minimize the risk of disruption by the monsoon.
  2. All members of teams accepted for competition are welcome, but must register by email before 15th May 2014 of their intention to attend.
  3. UDRI will host the local stay of 25 such visiting team members, selected from those proposing to attend by drawing lots. Teams wanting this funding for local costs must apply before 15th May 2014.
  4. The programme for the week will include visits to various parts of Dharavi, informal meetings with the community, meetings with local experts including members of the Steering and Technical Committees, conferences and discussions.