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A drone footage of "spaceship-shaped" Apple Campus 2 from the air

Apple's new spaceship-shaped campus is almost ready for opening day. The Cupertino, California based site is planned to be finished by 2017, but this drone footage shows just how finished it looks.

The 2017 Wheelwright Prize

The Wheelwright Prize is a $100,000 travel-based research grant that is awarded annually to early-career architects who have demonstrated exceptional design talent, produced work of scholarly and professional merit, and who show promise for continued creative work.
  1. Applicant must have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture degree program in the past 15 years. (Graduates prior to 2002 are ineligible.) Holders of multiple degrees may apply, provided they received their professional degrees between 2002 and January 2017. Applicants need not be registered or licensed.
  2. Applicants may not have received the Arthur Wheelwright Traveling Fellowship previously.
  3. Winners of the Wheelwright Prize may not hold other fellowships concurrently.
  4. The Wheelwright Prize is available to individual entrants only; teams or firms will not be considered.
  5. Current Harvard GSD faculty, instructors, and staff are not eligible.
  6. Winners are expected to spend a minimum of 6 months (cumulative) outside of their countries of residence in order to conduct their proposed research.
  7. Proposed research itineraries must not include sites in the United States. Research and travel must commence within 12 months of receiving the Wheelwright Prize and must be completed within two years of receiving the prize.
  8. The Wheelwright Prize is intended for independent study and may not be applied to university tuition. However, the grant may be applied to fees for workshops and conferences.
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Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2017.

2017 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People

The theme selected for the 2017 competition is: "Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary-General which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?"

The topic was chosen to celebrate the election of the new UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, who will take office in 2017. As head of the intergovernmental organization, the UN Secretary-General plays a pivotal role as a spokesperson advocating for the world's most vulnerable people, including children. He will also have a central role in overseeing work on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which strive to make the world a better place by the time today's children reach adulthood.

Adults often remark on the innocent minds of children and past letter-writing competitions have shown us that they are aware, curious and critical of the world around them. This year's edition of the ILWC encourages young people to speak their minds, using their imagination and views on the world to envision a positive change they could help the Secretary-General achieve as he begins his new job.

Participants may draw ideas from the SDGs if they wish. UNICEF has created a helpful SDG guide for children, which is available here.

All member countries are invited to participate by organizing a competition on the national level before sending their top composition to the UPU. Each country's best letter must be submitted to the International Bureau no later than 5 May 2017.

2017 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People documents

  • Entry form to the 2017 ILWC for Young People
The best letter from each country must be submitted no later than 5 May 2017.
English [180kB]
  • Rules of the 2017 ILWC for Young People
The UPU's International Letter-Writing Competition aims to improve literacy through the art of letter-writing. Targeted at children and young people, the annual competition encourages participants to express their creativity and refine their language skills.
English [82kB]