Mars is the most Earth-like planet in the solar system; and the only one where humans have conceived setting up colonies in the near future. A human mission to Mars has been the subject of science fiction and aerospace engineer-since 20th century. Private companies and government agencies like SpaceX and NASA, developing this infrastructure, are set to make this long sought-after human dream come true, possibly by the end of 2030. Chances are, within the next thirty years, a few hundred fortunate Earthlings will have seen a whole new planet, and in the next fifty years, possibly our grand-kids will come here for field trips and school projects.

So there is a civilisation far away from us, with which we will certainly share some relationship in future. But what might it look like? 


In this illustration competition, we welcome participants to imagine taking a walk on this futuristic planet. We ask participants to sketch and illustrate walking through a future Martian Street, where movement through habitats and social spaces is explored.

The aim of the competition is to evoke the experience and feel of walking through a Martian settlement.

This competition is open for all the Students, Artists, Graphic designers, Illustrators, Architects & Teachers from all corners of the Earth.

Join this competition & explore a version of Martian Streets through your skills.

Download Brief

Awards & Certifications

We invite everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Participants are free to submit multiple entries but each entry needs to be registered with a separate email ID.

Alongside individual entries, team entries are also allowed. A team can have a maximum of three participants. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcomed to join. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be lead or entered by someone over the age of 18.

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    1st Prize

    INR 50000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    2nd Prize

    INR 30000 + Publication

    + Certification

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    3rd Prize

    INR 20000 + Publication

    + Certification

15 Honorable mentions

Winners and honourable mentions will be published on archdais website and social media handles.

Queries and Questions:

In case you still have questions related to the briefs and the competition, please send them to with ‘FAQ’ subject until 15th February 2021. We highly recommend our participants to check the FAQ section on the archdais website as this will provide additional vital information from time to time. All queries regarding registration process, fees, or payment should be sent on the same email address with ‘ENQUIRY’ as the subject.

Important Dates & Fees

Early Bird Registration

18th Dec - 19th Dec 2020

Indian National: INR 600
Foreign National: USD 15

Standard Registration

20th Dec - 26th Jan 2021

Indian National: INR 1200
Foreign National: USD 30

Late Registration

27th Jan - 16th Feb 2021

Indian National: INR 1800
Foreign National: USD 45

Submissions Close

26th Feb 2021

Announcement of Winners

31st Mar 2021

Entrants may register by filling the registration form and submitting it with the appropriate payment through our secure payment gateways on our website. The participants will receive their TEAMCODE within 24 hours of completing their payment successfully. TEAMCODE will be sent primarily to the email address provided to PAYUMONEY/PAYPAL while transaction. If participants do not receive their teamcode, Kindly attach screenshot of your Payumoney/Paypal receipt and send it to us on

How it Works?




Download the brief



Create an amazing design accordingly



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Our jury panel will evaluate all the submissions



Winners will be awarded prize money & certificates


Warren Louw

Warren Louw


Ruby Taylor

Ruby Taylor


Warrick Wong

Warrick Wong


Media Partners

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Young Bird Plan
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