Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition

Deadline: June 5, 2015

About the Competition

'The Planning & Law Division of the American Planning Association announces its 32nd Annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition. The Competition, which honors the memory of three leading figures in American city planning law (R. Marlin Smith, Richard Babcock, and Norman Williams) is open to law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law, or environmental law.

The winning entry will be awarded a prize of $2,000 and submitted for publication in The Urban Lawyer, the law journal of the American Bar Association's Section of State & Local Government Law. The Second Place paper will receive a prize of $400, and one Honorable Mention prize of $100 will be awarded as well.

The deadline for submission of entries is June 5, 2015, and winners will be announced by August 28, 2015. Please refer to the official rules below for further details.

Official Rules

Download the rules and entry information (pdf)

Previous Winners

Writing Competition Winners