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Design and Build 2023-24 Competition

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Design and Build 2023-24 Competition
Land Art: Celestial Architecture

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The competition is currently open to any undergraduate or graduate student or student team currently enrolled in any US university. Students should be studying in the field of art, architecture, landscape architecture, design, engineering, and/or other creatively focused programs. Entries can be submitted by individuals, teams, or as class projects. Collaborative and interdisciplinary designs are highly desired. Past competition winners must observe a one-year sit out period prior to being eligible to enter future competitions.

Competition Abstract

The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Greenwood Village, CO seeks conceptual design proposals for its Design and Build Competition from art, architecture, design and other creatively focused USA based collegiate students, teams, and/or classes. This year’s theme is Land Art: Celestial Architecture.

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NEW for 2023-24. MOA has doubled the competition prize funds from the previous year and will award the below prizes. There is NO ENTRY FEE!
1st place– $10,000
2nd place– $7,500
3rd place– $5,000
Honorable Mention-  $1,000

In addition to the above prizes, winning entries will be featured on the Competition archive website.

*Prizes will be split evenly amongst all members of collaborative team entries.

Schedule & Important Dates

-November 30, 2023- Competition Brief Launches
-January 5, 2024- Competition Opens
-April 21, 2024- Competition Closes (11:59pm MST)
-May 2024 Finalist proposals selected
-May/June 2024 Finalist proposal presentations (via video conference)
-July 2024 Winning entries announced

Jury Panel

Cynthia Madden Leitner, President and Co-Founder of the Museum of Outdoor Arts
Robert Ferry & Elizabeth Monoian, Land Art Generator Founding Co-Directors
Jill O’Bryan, Artist and Land Light Foundation Board Secretary & Treasurer
Charles Ross, Artist of earthwork, Star Axis and Land Light Foundation Board President

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