Hello Jefferson,

Yes, as long as the 8 of you are students, and none of you have previously graduated as an architect, you are welcome to join the competition.

Quoting the competition’s brief, which you can find in the downloads section:

This brief is especially tailored towards architecture students, however, students from other fields, related to architecture or not, who have an interested in participating are also welcome to do so, as long as they meet the previously mentioned criteria.

Hope this helps! We would love to see how a group of civil engineers approach the project 🙂