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Design and Build Competition

The mission of Design and Build is to motivate invention through collaborative creativity.

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After operating the Design and Build program for nearly 30 years in the Denver metro area, MOA has expanded its Design and Build program to include a national competition as part of the program. 2023 marks the fifth annual, national art, architecture & design competition. The goal of the competition is to cultivate potential from emerging artists, architecture, landscape 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.

Eligibility Requirements

The competition is currently open to any undergraduate or graduate student or student team currently enrolled in any US university (recent graduates are eligible to enter for up to one year post graduation). Students should be studying in the field of art, architecture, landscape architecture, design, engineering, and/or other programs that focus on creativity. Entries can be submitted by individuals, teams, or as classes. Collaborative designs are highly desired. Past competition winners must observe a one-year sit out period prior to being eligible to enter future competitions.

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