Announce: Virtual Design World Cup

Check out http://virtualdesignworldcup.org/2011/

This is a sponsored competition for students to combining BIM and Virtual Reality models. The participants can win large prices, but they have to use the software proposed by the organization (being Allplan and UC-win/Road).
Welcome! This student competition utilizes Building Information Models (BIM) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology to aid in the design of an innovative pedestrian bridge. Participate for your chance to win the $12,000 Grand Prize!
Two pieces of software will be used and are provided to contestants for free (for the duration of the competition): BIM software Allplan by Nemetschek and VR software UC-win/Road by Forum8.
The request is not so simple:
The concept for this competition is based on the design of Shibuya bridge – a new way of imagining Tokyo’s most famous intersection. The criteria includes architectural design and visualization of a pedestrian bridge/deck in, around, or above the context of this landmark. Participants must complete the design with a wide range of technologies in architecture and civil engineering, including the mandatory software packages UC-win/Road and Allplan. Judging is performed on the basis of various design aspects including architectural/landscape design, structural design, pedestrian/traffic control, wind analysis, internal landscape evaluation with walk-though, and eco-friendly design.