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About the Competition
“Flower Jam” - 2020

The Open International Competition of Urban Landscape Design “Flower Jam” will be held in Moscow for the fourth year running.

The participants of the “Flower Jam” - 2020 will be focusing on improvement of the urban space in the most broad sense possible.

The competition gardens in 2020 are meant to not only benefit the ecosystems of the city, but also to improve the social climate of the busy capital. The gardens will increase biodiversity, improve the urban microclimate, produce oxygen and clean the air of the metropolis. However, perhaps even more importantly, the gardens will also become spots for social gatherings, spaces that provoke communication, creativity and create a friendly social environment.

This year we will view the urban exhibition gardens as an opportunity of connection with nature, as an invitation to slow down, look around, take on a new perspective to ourselves and each other.

The broad concept of this year's competition brings opportunities for creating many fascinating gardens, showing different styles, from regular gardens to the most modern trends. As far as we now, there is no better cure to burnout, stress, loss of motivation and other psychological problems than new experiences and emotions, which this festival will certainly bring to both designers and visitors of the garden.

Moscow citizens would have the opportunity to enjoy the variety of bright colours, smells, textures and shapes of plants in gardens without having to leave the city. They might even hear the soft buzz of bees, the delicate rustling of grass and the jolly twittering of birds.

This year, the applications and the projects are accepted simultaneously with the deadline being in mid-January. Right after completing the application form on the website the participant can submit the project.

The projects must be in tune with the mentioned thoughts about the ecological and social roles of gardens and have the idea of benefitting the urban space behind them.

In early February the meeting or the Expert Selecting Committee will be held to discuss the submitted projects.

The Competition Award Ceremony will traditionally take place in late August - early September, during the “Flower Jam” festival. This is also when all the special projects will be held - the amateurs flower bed design competition in Moscow residential areas, some events dedicated to the Moscow City Celebration and much more.
Stages
The Competition will be held in 3 steps:

Stage 1 - application and selection of finalists

Participants submit applications, which include information about the participant, a portfolio of relevant projects and a sketch of the idea of the competition project.

The expert committee selects the finalists of the competition.

Finalization of projects of the competition finalists together with the expert mentors.

Stage 2 - development of the exhibition gardens implementation documents

The organizing committee of the competition distributes the finalist projects by locations.

Finalists of the competition develop documentation for the subsequent implementation of the projects presented at the 1st stage.

Stage 3 - implementation of exhibition gardens and selection of the best projects

The public areas in all Moscow districts will be decorated with implemented competition works - gardens, landscape compositions and flower beds that will form places of attraction and relaxation, green oases for city dwellers and tourists.

The best completed projects will be determined by a jury vote. The results of the competition and the names of the winners will be announced during the "Flower Jam" festival of urban landscape design in early September.

The Schedule
1
Stage
NOVEMBER — FEBRUARY

  • Acceptance of applications for participation in the Competition in professional and student nominations

  • International Landscape Conference

  • Announcement of finalists admitted to participate in the Competition (project implementation)

  • Finalization of projects of finalists with expert mentors


2
Stage
MARCH — MAY

  • Distribution of finalist projects by locations

  • Preparation for the implementation of projects

JUNE — AUGUST

  • Project implementation

  • In-field work of the Jury, evaluation of completed projects and selection of winners

3
Stage
AUGUST
  • Festival opening
Nominations
The authors of the best realized projects receive a reward in each nomination
The professional Russian and foreign teams of landscape architects and designers are invited to participate in the Competition.

Nomination 1 - Professional

«Large Exhibition Garden (200-300 square meters)»

Gardens are implemented in public spaces of Moscow: in the streets, squares, pedestrian areas, boulevards and parks.

Projects create points of attraction for citizens, becoming places of rest.

In addition to the aesthetic function, the projects will also perform an ecological task: they will attract insects to the city center, as it happened during the previous years’ competitions, which helped a lot to maintain ecological balance.



THE PRIZE REWARD
2, 000, 000 RUBLES

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Nomination 2 - Professional

«MEDIUM EXHIBITION GARDEN (100-200 SQUARE METERS)»

Gardens are implemented in public spaces of Moscow: in the streets, squares, pedestrian areas, boulevards and parks.

Projects create points of attraction for citizens, becoming places of rest.

In addition to the aesthetic function, the projects will also perform an ecological task: they will attract insects to the city center, as it happened during the previous years’ competitions, which helped a lot to maintain ecological balance.



THE PRIZE REWARD
1, 000, 000 RUBLES

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Nomination 3 - Professional

«Small Exhibition Garden (50-100 square meters)»

Gardens are implemented in public spaces of Moscow: in the streets, squares, pedestrian areas, boulevards and parks.

Projects create points of attraction for citizens, becoming places of rest.

In addition to the aesthetic function, the projects will also perform an ecological task: they will attract insects to the city center, as it happened during the previous years’ competitions, which helped a lot to maintain ecological balance.



THE PRIZE REWARD
500, 000 RUBLES

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Nomination 4 - Professional

«LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR SOCIAL AREAS (from 70 SQUARE METERS)»

Projects are implemented on the territories of schools, boarding schools, hospitals, clinics and other social institutions.

Projects are not only a place of rest and are not limited to aesthetic and ecological functions, they should be additionally fully functional corresponding to the location (“therapeutic”, sensory gardens, creative playground spaces, etc.).

THE PRIZE REWARD
1, 000, 000 RUBLES

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Nomination 5 - Student

«THE COMPETITION OF STUDENT PROJECT (50-70 SQUARE METERS)»

The Competition is for projects of landscape design compositions for public spaces of Moscow, created by students of specialized educational institutions, future professionals in the field of landscape design and architecture.

This nomination was established in order to attract creative young people to discussions of new visions of Moscow as well as urgent issues of modern urban landscape design.



THE PRIZE REWARD
300, 000 RUBLES

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Flower Jam 2019
7.7 million guests, 42 summer gardens, 15 thousand flower gardens and 4 new parks as a gift to Muscovites - all that was the “Flower Jam” 2019.

The third international competition and festival of urban landscape design “Flower Jam” of the Moscow Government was held in 2019.

42 projects of designers from 11 countries of the world (Russia, Italy, France, Slovakia, China, Uruguay, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia and Kazakhstan) reached the finals of “Flower Jam” 2019. They competed in five professional nominations: Large, Medium and Small Exhibition Gardens, the Student Projects Competition and the new category Landscape Design for Social Areas.

The creation of competitive gardens took more than 200.000 natural plants, and their total area exceeded 7.000 sq.m.

The gardens of "Flower Jam" participants decorated the Russian capital from June to October. From August 22 to September 8, a cultural program was organized at venues in the city center and its districts: live performances, concerts, musicals, master classes, lectures, excursions, open lessons and sports activities. Festival venues were visited by about 7.7 million Muscovites and tourists.

The special projects of the “Flower Jam – 2019” were the four new parks in residential areas of Moscow, created by the best foreign landscape designers.
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