SCSI Reimagine Ireland for our Future Challenge 

SCSI Reimagine Ireland for our Future Challenge 

SCSI Reimagine Ireland for our Future Challenge 

Are you up for a Challenge? Ireland is a great country and our landscape and natural resources are our backbone, as the future generation of surveyors what would you do if you could solve one of the key challenges we are facing: Rural Regeneration, Sustainability, and Resource Scarcity.

The SCSI Nexus Committee supported by the SCSI Council would like to hear from you, if you have graduated and have up to 5 years years relevant work experience this is the challenge for you.

Submit a short 1,000 word research paper demonstrating your thought leadership and innovation through industry based research under one of the following areas:

Rural Regeneration What is possible now that was not possible a year ago e.g. remote working, office hubs, grants and scalability, how is this sustainable and feasible?

Sustainability – This is broad topic from the circular economy to sustainable cities, towns and rural redevelopment. What would you suggest to make an impact?

Resource Scarcity – Working within the industry how can it become more attractive to school leavers, what were the pathways and drivers for you and how can you solve this problem?

This past year has been challenging for our built environment and we will not fully realise the impact for some time. Change can only happen with your help so if you think you are up for the challenge enter by 5pm on the 6th August 2021.

Semi-finalist announced in early September and the finalist will present at the SCSI National Conference  with the winner announced on the Main Stage.

What’s the prize?

The Finalists will present at the SCSI National Conference, attended by all of the leading companies from across the land, property and construction industry. You will be featured in a social media campaign along with a cash prize of €1000!

How do I enter?

Stage 1: Entry pack.  Click below to express your interest and receive the entry pack


Entry Pack

1. Applicants are required to submit a 1,000 word submission (in Arial font 11) on their topic of choice within the 3 categories: Rural Regeneration, Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

Supporting images, drawing etc. can be included as an appendix. Please note that submissions that do not meet the submission criteria will not be considered

2. Within this research paper, applicants must clearly and succinctly demonstrate the following:

Aim and objective of the research


Conclusion and outcome.

3. Applicants must be SCSI members, including the attached class of trainees, within the first five years of their surveying career i.e. 5 years post-graduation relevant surveying experience and be residing and in relevant employment in the Republic of Ireland.

4. Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday, 6th August 2021.

Submissions will only be accepted in soft copy, PDF format, by email to clearly marked in the subject line: Ireland for Our Future Competition Submission.

Entrants must clearly denote on their application, which category area they based their topic within.

Hard copy submissions and other copy formats will not be considered.

Submissions can only be entered into the competition once.

Submissions must be the entrants own work and may form part of a wider research undertaken e.g. thesis or dissertation undertaken in the last 5 years, but the research must not have been previously published.

Entrants are responsible for ensuring that they hold full copyright in their submissions or, to the extent that this is not the case, have obtained the necessary permissions to submit and grant the licence in this clause.

SCSI will accept no responsibility for submissions that are submitted incorrectly, lost, mislaid, or delayed, regardless of cause. Any submissions made after the submission deadline will not be accepted.

5. Applications will be judged based on accuracy, rigor, and contribution to the industry. Preliminary results can be included in the submission, but are not necessary.

6. Judges will be full professional, Chartered Surveyors drawn from across academia and industry, who are active members of SCSI regional committees.

7. The judging panels’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

8. The SCSI reserves the right to disqualify entries during the judging process for any breach of submission criteria.

9. The judging panel will identify a shortlisted panel of winners progressing from Stage 1 to Stage 2.

Stage 2

1. Three successful winners will be drawn from all eligible and successful competition entries and proceed to Stage 2. Finalists announced 1st September.

2. Each finalist will expand upon their proposed research topic to a 2,500-3,000 word final submission to include the proposed/  implementation of proposed solutions to the research topic.

3. Final submissions are to be emailed to no later than 22nd October.

4. Applications  will be judged based on accuracy, rigor, and contribution to the industry.

5. The three finalists will also present their research to the judging panel at the SCSI National Conference.

6. An overall winner will be drawn from this shortlisted, finalist group.

7. The announcement of the winner will take place live, at the SCSI National Conference.

8. The overall winner will present their research project to conference attendees.

9. The competition winner will be featured with an article on their winning topic in the following edition of the Surveyors Journal and will be featured on the SCSI website/ social media platforms.

10. A prize of €1,000 voucher will be presented to the overall competition winner.

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