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

United States Architecture News - Oct 02, 2018 - 06:21   6418 views

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

Blank Space has announced the 2019 Fairy Tales competition, calling for "unique stories" for architecture. The winners will be selected by a jury that includes Tatiana Bilbao, Mark Foster Gage, Jürgen Mayer and Moshe Safdie. 

 For the last 5 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. 

This year's winners will be selected by a jury that includes Moshe Safdie, Jürgen Mayer, Tatiana Bilbao, Mark Foster Gage, Jane Yolen, and more.

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

2019 Fairy Tales competition jury includes Moshe Safdie, Jürgen Mayer, Tatiana Bilbao, Mark Foster Gage, Jane Yolen, and more.

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. Beyond that, the rules are yours to create, bend, and break. 

"My personal little theory is that we’re all constantly reworking our childhoods. For me, creativity has a lot to do with recovering lost innocence,” said jury member Jürgen Mayer, "As a society, we’re definitely looking at the future again, but always in terms of responsibilities, cautions, and potential catastrophes. I refer back to this moment in the past where there was this excitement, energy, and risk of discovery."

Regular Registration ($60) will be open until December 6th, 2018 and Late Registration ($75) until the Submission Deadline on January 4th, 2019. Be sure to follow Blank Space competition on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for access to special discount codes.

You can register to the competition from here

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

Submission procedure is very simple for the 2019 Fairy Tales competition, which is realized as a single phase competition. Participation is open to architects, designers, writers, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives worldwide. Individual or group entries are permitted. Multiple entries per individual or team are permitted, but each submission must be registered and paid for separately. The official language of the competition is English.

To see submission detail, you can download the competition brief from here: 2019_FairyTales_Brief.pdf

"The best entries we have received over the years are not just visually stunning and original in their execution, but they inspire us by striking universal chords," said Blank Space founder Francesca Giuliani. 

"From deeply personal studies in how we relate to our surroundings, to tales of large-scale social dystopias, the entrants to Fairy Tales competition have the power to ignite meaningful and needed conversations in the wider architecture community."

Key dates for the competition:

Competition Launched: Sep18, 2018

Regular Registration $60 until Dec 06, 2018

Late Registration $75 until Jan 04, 2019

Submission Deadline: Jan 04, 2019

Winner announcement: Mar 2019

Prizes:

1st prize: $2,500 Prize

2nd prize: $1,500 Prize

3rd prize: $750 Prize

For any questions please email: [email protected]

To celebrate the launch of the 6th year of the Fairy Tales competition - all Fairy Tales publications, including Fairy Tales Volume 1, Fairy Tales Volume 2, and Fairy Tales Volume 3 will be on sale for a limited time - available at the Blank Space website.

All images courtesy of Blank Space 

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