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Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Seventh Annual Fairy Tales Competition

United States Architecture News - Oct 16, 2019 - 12:57   1650 views

Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Seventh Annual Fairy Tales Competition

For the last 6 years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of designers and architects around the world. Last year's record breaking competition drew entries from over 60 countries, making the competition once again the largest annual architecture competition in the world. 

Blank Space has launched the seventh edition of it Fairy Tales competition. Participants can register to the 2020 Fairy Tales competition at the latest December 19, 2019 from here

The winners will be selected by a jury that includes Alison Brooks, Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, and Beatriz Colomina, among many other architects, designers, and authors.

"Each year we run the Fairy Tales competition- the stakes get higher and higher. Although the prompt has always been the same- each year, the entries are more and more engaged with current events and the state of our planet," says Blank Space founder Francesca Giuliani.

"Some of the best entries we have received to the competition in previous years have been incredible stories of caution and warning. This year we are looking for solutions instead of warnings. We know the issues plaguing our planet, now we are looking to you to solve them."

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 will craft a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible. 

Participants can register for a $45 Early Bird Discount until October 17th. Following that, Regular Registration ($60) will be open until November 21st, and Late Registration ($75) until the Submission Deadline on December 19th, 2019. 

Download a copy of the brief for rules and regulations, submission procedure. 


Early bird registration: October 17, 2019 ($45)

Regular registration: November 21, 2019 ($60)

Late registration: December 19, 2019/Submission Deadline ($75)

Submission deadline: December 19, 2019

Winners announcement: March, 2019 TBA


1st prize: $2,500 

2nd prize: $1,500  

3nd prize: $750

Honorable mentions: The jury will choose up to 10 honorable mentions.

Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Seventh Annual Fairy Tales Competition


Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects

Beatriz Colomina, Architectural Historian

Manuelle Gautrand, Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Arthur Mamou-Mani, Mamou-Mani

Gail Carson Levine, Author

Dwayne Oyler, Oyler Wu Collaborative

Jenny Wu, Oyler Wu Collaborative

Mecky Reuss, Pedro y Juana

Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo, Pedro y Juana

Nicolas Mendoza Ramos, Fairy Tales 2018 Winner

Lorena Cano Acosta, Fairy Tales 2018 Winner

Alexander Walter, Archinect & Bustler

David Basulto, ArchDaily

Matthew Hoffman, Blank Space

Francesca Giuiani, Blank Space

Anna Creatura, Blank Space

See 2019 Fairy Tales competition winners here

All images courtesy of Blank Space

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