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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 has expanded Design and Build to include a national competition as part of the program. 2020 marks the second annual, national art, architecture & design competition. The goal of the competition is to cultivate potential from emerging artists, architecture and design students and to allow these creatives the space to conceptualize inventive ideas within a set of boundaries.
The competition garners an online repository of art, architecture & design concepts. The competition is based on an annual theme and/or challenge provided by MOA and cash prizes are awarded to the top three submissions. It is the goal to expand the national competition to allow for international entries in the future. The competition will focus on the USA national level through at least 2022 before taking the competition to an international audience.
View our competition archive page to see previous competition winners.
2020 Competition Information
How to Submit a Project Proposal
Download the Competition Brief here for full details!
The competition is open to any undergraduate/graduate student currently enrolled in any US university (Recent graduates are eligible to enter for up to one year from graduation date). Students should be studying in the field of art, architecture, design, engineering and/or other programs that focus on creativity. Entries can be submitted by individuals, teams or as classes.
2020 Competition Abstract
The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) in Englewood, 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. Submissions should address this year’s challenge of designing an Art as Sanctuary structure that the public could use to rest, or take temporary shelter from the elements, near a public open space (natural setting) recreational trail. The design should utilize architecture and/or sculpture/installation as a solution and while considering environmental impact and sustainability in use of materials. Contestant’s designs will need to respond to one of four hypothetical physical sites within this competition brief for the conceptual project. 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 individual / team- $5,000 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
2nd place individual / team- $2,500 + winning entry to be archived & featured on competition website
3rd place individual / 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.
*If entered as a university class, prize will be awarded to department in which the class resides within the university, with funds going directly to the benefit of department students.
Winning submissions will be placed on the MOA Design and Build Competition archive website.
Schedule & Important Dates
– December 30, 2019 Competition launches
– July 11, 2020 Submission deadline (11:59pm PST)
– July 18, 2020 Top five proposals selected
– July 25, 2020 Proposal finalist presentations (via video conference)
– August 7, 2020 Winning entries announced
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-806-0444 x304.
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