APA Student Case Competition

APA invites student members to compete in its annual Student Case Competition, held in conjunction with the National Planning Conference.

2014 Program

When and Where

Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:30–4:30 p.m. ET

Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning
West Architecture Building, Room #359
Computer Teaching Lab
247 4th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

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Students will be given the case on site. They have three hours to develop and submit their prize-winning response to a panel of seasoned AICP and FAICP members. This is an individual competition (no teams). Space is limited and registration is required. Participation limited to APA student members.

See last year's competition


The first place winner will receive one free year of APA membership (national and chapter dues included), free registration for the 2015 National Planning Conference and a $100 reimbursement of the 2014 National Planning Conference registration fee. Two second-place winners will receive one free year of APA membership (national and chapter dues included). All will be recognized at the APA/AICP Annual Awards Ceremony.


Torn between entering the case competition and being a paid student volunteer? Do both! APA will schedule your volunteer activities so they don’t conflict with the competition.

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