The Un-Competition Project

You make the project up yourself, big or small- you sell it, and you figure out how to get it built.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country Chicago, United States
RegDeadline 7 November 2011 9 January 2012 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
7 November 2011 9 January 2012 (via Online)
Eligibility 18 years or older

Competitions serve an important purpose in the design community- they give designers a framework for exploring their own ideas and a way to refine their skills. But, most competitions are wasteful. Rarely does anything useful or truly meaningful come out of them. There is generally a good reason for this- it takes a lot of hard, gutsy work to bring something to reality.
That’s where we come in. We want to inspire you to bring your ideas to reality.
You need a framework to explore your own ideas. You need to get something built. Your community needs the design ideas you have spent so much time and money developing, and you want to make a name for yourself.

To be announced

Up to $1,500 to first, second, third place and People’s Choice winners

Entry Fee
Early registration: $35 (before October 3, 2011)

60 second video to first, second, third place and People’s Choice winners

Public Voting Closes (midnight CST): November 9, 2011 January 11, 2012
Winners Announced: November 11, 2011 January 13, 2012
Chicago Architectural Club Event: November 17, 2011 January 19, 2012

Black Spectacles and Chicago Architectural Club

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