Tri Ân Competition – Vietnam Monument

It is the aim to select a monument design that evokes from the visitor the strongest emotional response, the deepest sense of contemplation, the best spirit of thanksgiving, and the most respectful mood of remembrance.

Category Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Memorial
Country Jeffersontown, United States
Registration Deadline 15 August 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 28 August 2016 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The overriding purpose of this proposed monument is to honor and express deep gratitude for the millions of Americans and Vietnamese who fought side-by-side to stop communist aggression and give the South Vietnamese people their freedom.
To give meaning to this difficult struggle, it is important for many of the Vietnamese people who fled their country and escaped communist persecution, to show their appreciation to those that helped them during and after the war. They thought it important to recognize the combined contributions of the American, South Vietnamese and other participating Coalition military personnel; and to celebrate the bond that developed between the soldiers from these different countries as they faced a common enemy.
It is important to recognize the numerous humanitarian efforts and good deeds done by the U.S. military and the many Americans who went far beyond the call of duty to help the South Vietnamese people.
It is important and proper to solemnly recognize all who served and sacrificed, and to memorialize all who fought and died in that war, and in the struggles that followed.
It is important to remember thousands of Americans who are still unaccounted-for after all these years.
It is important to remember hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese who died or suffered terribly in the concentration camps set up by the invading Communist regime.

Susan Rademacher, Hon. ASLA (Landscape Lecturer, Writer, Curator, Consultant & Designer)
Yung Nguyen (Immigrant, Successful Entrepreneur & Founder of the Tri Ân Foundation)
P.Q. Phan (Composer, Educator & Professor of Music at Indiana University)
David M. Biagi (Architect & Director of the University of Kentucky School of Architecture)

The total budget for the construction of the physical monument, including all of its sitework and components, is $850,000 USD.
Stage One:
Three finalists: $4,000 USD each
At least 10 entries for Honorable Mention

Entry Fee
$75.00 USD
$35.00 USD for students

One E-1 (30”x42”) panel
A narrative of explanatory text of no more than 250 words

Stage One Finalists & Awards Announced: September 19, 2016
Stage Two Winning Submission Announced: October 29, 2016
Public Exhibition: Oct. 29-Nov. 15, 2016

The Tri Ân Foundation

Official Website