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Winter Design Festival 2015- Invitation to Participate

28 November 2014

Important Dates

Registration Closes: 23 December 2014
Submission Deadline: 23 December 2014
Winner Announcement: 08 January 2015
Award Ceremony: 08 January 2015


Dear Architects:

The City of Ottawa and Art and Design Management Group (ADMG) would like to would like to invite you to participate in Ottawa’s first Winter Design Festival (WDF) Design & Build Competition as part of Winterlude 2015.  The winners of the competition will be awarded $18,000 CAD (a results of an Ontario Tourism Grant) to bring their winter-based installation from concept to reality as part of a display in Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park for the entire duration of both the Winter Design Festival and Winterlude.

To participate in the Design and Build Competition, we invite you to submit a design concept for an innovative and interactive outdoor installation that engages public interest and enhances the winter experience. A select jury of design industry professionals and community leaders will judge all qualified submissions based on the criteria set out in the attached Design and Build Competition Brief.  Additional information on the eligibility criteria, submission requirement, judging criteria, project requirements and important deadlines please consult the attached Design and Build Competition Brief.

The Winter Design Festival is a platform designed to showcase ingenuity in Canadian design that will run from January 30 – February 16, 2015 at Aberdeen Square in the newly renovated Lansdowne Park during Winterlude 2015. The festival consists of three components – Winter Design Festival Design & Build Competition, Winter Design Festival Oratory, be a set of interactive guest lectures by renowned professionals in the field, and Winter Design Festival Agora, a place where consumers can experience the entire spectrum of art and design as it relates to winter. All three of the festival’s components serve to inspire both the design community and general public to embrace winter by getting outside and experiencing all that the season has to offer.

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