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New competition calls for northern infrastructure ideas

A new competition has been launched to identify infrastructure ideas for northern England.

Backed by Olympic Delivery Authority chairman Sir John Armirt, the Great North Plan competition is split into two categories:

The George Stephenson Prize for Great Northern Infrastructure 2030 is aimed at professionals and developers and is asking for submissions of detailed and commercially viable projects.  It will “explore and highlight the most advanced and effective infrastructure concepts” across transport, energy, communications, waste, flooding and utilities in the north of England.

The Great North Plan Prize for Inspirational Infrastructure Ideas 2050 is open to people who are 25 years old or younger, and calls for innovative ideas which will address the north’s infrastructure needs in 2050. There will be a £1,000 prize for the winner.

The competition is running a social media campaign which encourages people to tweet their ideas using the hashtag #GreatNorthPlan.

The best and most innovative ideas will be featured on the competition website.

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