« January 12, 2010 (New York, NY) – Architizer.com announces Competition Competition 2010, an entirely new kind of architectural award that chooses its winner from the losing competition entries of 2009. Every year architects submit thousands of projects to competitions without receiving recognition or compensation for their work; this award is a do-over. It is an extension of Architizer’s mission to revolutionize the way architecture is valued and consumed.
Entries are easily uploaded to Architizer for consideration and there is no fee for submission. Entrants are only required to include three images, a text description, and credit for the entire team. Competition Competition 2010 is open to everyone who did not win a first prize and it is transparent; anyone can see the registered projects by searching the Architizer database. Entries for the competition are due by February 15, 2010.
Submissions will be evaluated solely on their architectural merit, not on the criteria of the original competition for which they were created. An international jury will announce a winner and four runners-up at a reception in the Relative-Space Design Showroom on Friday, February 19th at 8pm. The jury will include:
- Jürgen Mayer H. – Jury Chair (Principal, J. Mayer H. Architects, Berlin)
- Andres Lepik (Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
- Ada Tolla (Principal, LOT-EK, New York)
- Jared Della Valle (Partner, Della Valle Bernheimer, New York)
The winner will receive a prize of $1,500USD and will be exhibited, along with four honorable mentions, at the Relative-Space Design Showroom in Noho, New York City, Spring 2010. A final entry will win the public prize, an award for the project that has been voted most popular by the Architizer community. See the attached brief for more details related to the award.
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(Source: Ryan Quinlan, Architizer.com)