LIVE FOREVER - The Michael Jackson Monument Design Competition

Result

Winner have been announced. Click here to view.

Overview

This competition challenges you to design a monument to the epic that was Michael Jackson. Your monument may be located anywhere you choose and be any scale that you deem appropriate.

Category Other Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Memorial
Country United States
Registration Deadline 22 August 2009 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 22 August 2009 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
Michael Jackson lived one of the most extravagant, magnificent, and crafted lives in centuries. What act of design could possibly outshine the combined effect of the star's own intricate life?
While the music and images Michael left us will seal his cultural immortality, we are still obliged to commemorate him. What is the nature of a monument to Michael Jackson? What single place do we choose to remember a person who touched the globe and had aspirations for the moon?
What is the appropriate scale to remember a man who operated on everything possible - from the studied renovation of his own human form to the creation of an architectural-scale wunderkamer at Neverland Ranch? What design proposal can top his own unrealized plans to construct a 50-foot robotic replica of himself that roams the Las Vegas desert shooting laser beams out of its eyes?

Jury
Christopher Hawthorne (Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic)
Michael Bierut (Pentagram / DesignObserver)
Sam Jacob (Fat / Strange Harvest)
Orhan Ayyuce (Archinect Senior Editor)
Bryan Boyer (Archinect Senior Editor)
Paul Petrunia (Archinect Founder/Publisher)
Heather Ring (Archinect Senior Editor)

Prize
Baddest (1st): $500 and the complete Michael Jackson's Essentials (4 Parts) iTunes Package, a limited edition Michael Jackson tribute shirt (designed by With Bare Hands)
Badder (2nd): $250 and the Michael Jackson's Essentials (The Basics) iTunes Package, a limited edition Michael Jackson tribute shirt (designed by With Bare Hands)
Bad (3rd): $100 and the Michael Jackson's Essentials (The Basics) iTunes Package, a limited edition Michael Jackson tribute shirt (designed by With Bare Hands)
Off the Wall (People's Choice): a limited edition Michael Jackson tribute shirt (designed by With Bare Hands)

Entry Fee
None

Entries
1 image and a text description not exceeding 500 characters

Timetable
The winners announcement: August 29, 2009 (Michael's 51st birthday)

Organizer
Archinect.com and Bustler.net

Official Website
http://www.archinect.com/MJ/