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About the Design and Build Competition
After operating the Design and Build program for nearly 30 years in the Denver metro area, MOA will embark on a journey to expand Design and Build in 2019 to include a national competition as part of the program. 2019 will commence the first annual Design and Build Competition, a national art, architecture & design competition. The goal of the competition is to cultivate potential from emerging artists, architecture and design students and other creatives and to allow the students the space to conceptualize inventive ideas within a set of boundaries.
The competition will garner an online repository of art, architecture & design concepts. While the designs begin conceptually, MOA and its sponsors will, at its discretion, fund select projects to be actualized in a physical state. The competition is based on a theme or challenge provided by MOA and cash prizes are awarded to the top three submissions. Additional funds will be made available to those projects that MOA chooses to actualize, upon securing an appropriate site, collaborative partners and funding. It is the goal to take projects to an international level and collaborate with creatives across the globe in the future. 2019-2022 will focus on the USA national level before taking the competition to an international audience.
The 2019 competition below is now closed! Winning proposals may be viewed on our competition archive page. Stay tuned for information about our next competition challenge that will be due in 2020. Please sign up for competition notifications at the bottom of this page.
How to Submit a Project Proposal
Download the Competition Brief here for full details!
The competition is currently open to any undergraduate/graduate student currently enrolled in any US university. Students should be studying in the field of art, architecture, film, design, engineering and/or other programs that focus on creativity. Entries must be submitted as a team.
2019 Competition Abstract
The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood, CO seeks team conceptual proposals for its Design and Build Competition from art, architecture, design and other creatively focused USA based undergraduate and graduate students. Submissions should address this year’s challenge of designing a pop-up makerspace through a blend of architecture and sculpture/installation or other creative solutions. Entries will be reviewed by the MOA Board of Trustees, Executive Staff and a professional in the field, guest panelist.
MOA will award the top three team entries with the following prize structure:
1st place team- $5,000 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
2nd place team- $3,000 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
3rd place team- $1,000 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
In addition there will be a Guest Panelist Honorable Mention prize of $500.
Winning submissions will be placed on the MOA Design and Build Competition website (currently in development). While the competition generally stays in the conceptual, digital realm, MOA, at its discretion, may elect to provide additional funds to any winning entry to actualize the concept into a physical installation, performance or product.
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