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Blank Space launches fourth annual fairy tales competition

Italy Architecture News - Sep 7, 2016 - 15:25   12689 views

Blank Space launches fourth annual fairy tales competition

After the record breaking success of last year's competition which drew over 1,500 participants from 67 countries, Blank Space announced that the fourth edition is open for registration. Now in its fourth year, Fairy Tales is the largest annual architecture competition in the world.

Blank Space is proud to partner with the National Building Museum and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) along with Archdaily, Archinect, Bustler and Design-Milk. The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs.

Fairy Tales is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.

The entries will be reviewed by some of the most influential authorities in architecture, design, storytelling, and business. The jury includes: John Maeda (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers), Dan Wood (WORKac), Chase Rynd (National Building Museum Director), Martin Moeller (National Building Museum Senior Vice President and Curator), Michel Rojkind (Rojkind Arquitectos), Antti Nousjoki (ALA), Sarah Balmond (Balmond Studio), Marion Weiss (Weiss/Manfredi), Michael Maltzan (Michael Maltzan Architecture), Jing Liu (SO-IL), Alan Maskin (Olson Kundig), Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies), Michael Van Valkenburgh (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates), Robert Hammond (The High Line), Gro Bonesmo (Space Group), Stefano Boeri (Stefano Boeri Architetti), Sarah Wahlgren (AIAS National President), Rachel Law (AIAS National Vice President), Alexander Walter (Editor in Chief of Bustler), David Basulto (Founder and Editor in Chief of Archdaily), Becky Quintal (Executive Editor of Archdaily), Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani (Blank Space Founders).

Participants can register for a special $40 Early Bird Discount until Wednesday, September 14. Following that, Regular Registration ($60) will be open until November 2, and Late Registration ($80) until the Submission Deadline on December 9, 2016.


Early bird registration: Until September 14, 2016 ($40 USD)
Regular registration: Until November 2, 2016 ($60 USD)
Late registration: Until Submission Deadline ($80 USD)
Submission deadline: December 9, 2016
Winners announcement at National Building Museum: February 2017


1st prize: $2000 USD Prize + $500 Travel Stipend
2nd prize: $1000 USD Prize + $500 Travel Stipend
3rd prize: $500 USD Prize + $500 Travel Stipend
Honorable mentions: The jury will select up to 10 honorable mentions.
AIAS prize: Awarded to top entry from an AIAS member.

Media coverage: Blank Space has partnerships with the most influential architecture and design outlets in the world: Design Milk, Archdaily, Archinect and Bustler. The winning designs will be published by our media partners to millions of design fans from around the world.

Fairy Tales: Volume IV: The life of the submissions doesn't stop at the conclusion of the competition. Following the competition, Blank Space will publish the fourth volume of "Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells A Story." Select entries will be included in the book, as well as featured prominently on the Blank Space website. The book is sold at museums and bookstores around the world including The National Building Museum, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NAi Booksellers and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).

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