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The Next Big Thing Competition

The Next Big Thing

In a rapidly expanding world innovation is key. Have you got what it takes to come up with The Next Big Thing? Do you have an idea that could help ease the overpopulation that our global cities are facing? Do you want to tell the world about it?

The challenge

By the year 2083 the UN predict the world will have a population of more than 10 billion. As the number of people on the planet grows, space is shrinking. Your task is to come up with an idea of how urban development can help to solve this space crisis? Bringing an idea to life through words or imagery, outline your vision for dealing with the global population boom.

The reward

Judged by some of the biggest names in property and design, The Next Big Thing panel will select their favourite entry to win £1000 and be professionally produced and published on the front cover of Estates Gazette magazine.

The next step

Find out more about this unique competition and how to enter at