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Registration Closes: 12 December 2014
Submission Deadline: 16 January 2015
Winner Announcement: 16 January 2015
Award Ceremony: 16 January 2015
After the record breaking success of Fairy Tales 2014, with over 300 entries from 50 different countries, Blank Space is excited to announce that the second edition of the competition is now open for registration. The Fairy Tales competition invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 images, in the most spectacular way possible.
“When we launched the inaugural Fairy Tales competition, we could not have anticipated the overwhelming response it drew. The participants hailed from the most diverse backgrounds and from so many corners of the world we’d have a hard time visiting them all in one lifetime,” say Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani, Founders of Blank Space. “Each participant crafted their wildest architectural ideas, unleashing the power of architecture on universal themes at the core of humanity. The results were profound, and have been viewed, shared, tweeted and exhibited to millions of design fans around the world.”
The entries to the 2015 Fairy Tales competition will be reviewed by some of the most influential authorities in architecture, design, art, storytelling, and even business and entrepreneurship. The jury includes Anish Kapoor (Sculptor), Paola Antonelli (Senior Curator of Architecture & Design at the MoMA), Karim Rashid (Designer), Yves Behar (CEO of Fuseproject), John Hoke (VP Global Design at Nike), Jaime Derringer (Founder, Design Milk), Stanley Tigerman, FAIA (Tigerman McCurry Architects), Juergen Mayer (J Mayer H Architects), Shohei Shigematsu (Partner, OMA), Hunter Tura (CEO, Bruce Mau Design), Andy Hunter (Co Founder, Electric Literature), Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani (Co Founders, Blank Space).
In addition, Blank Space has partnered with the best architecture and design publications out there: ArchDaily, Design Milk, Dwell, Archinect and Bustler. They will confer the winning entries to millions of design fans around the world, giving these unique architectural fairy tales the recognition they deserve.
“We created the Fairy Tales competition to reinstate architecture’s value and place in today’s world, to uncover truths about how architecture shapes society and how society shapes architecture,” says Francesca Giuliani.
“Architecture is an untapped source of magnificent stories waiting to be imagined, visualized, and built. The world can’t wait to be told stories like this. We hope many people will accept the challenge and write and design their own,” continues Matthew Hoffman.
Interested participants can register for a special $30 Early Bird Discount until Friday, October 17. Following that, Regular Registration ($50) will be open until December 12, and Late Registration ($75) until the Submission Deadline on January 16, 2015.
To register for Fairy Tales 2015 and for more detailed information, please visit: www.blankspaceproject.com. Find Twitter content about the Fairy Tales Competition by tracking the hashtag #FairyTales2015