Submission Requirements

All submissions, as described below, are to be uploaded to the competition site before the deadline of August 28th, 2020 at 6PM EST. Submissions may be used by the McEwen School of Architecture for additional research, exhibition, or publication opportunities.
The competition is anonymous, up until the winners are selected. Entrants are required to omit any identifying marks that would violate their anonymity. Once the winners are selected, the identification of all entrants will be made public.
Entrants may submit their competition entries in either English or French.

Submissions opening soon

This is a digital competition and hard copies will not be accepted. The competitors will submit their competition proposals through this website.

Team Information

Open Category
Entrants in the Open Category will be asked to provide the following information during the online submission process.

  • Team code and corresponding email used to register for the competition
  • First and last name of Primary Contact
  • Email of Primary Contact
  • Address of Primary Contact including street address, City, State/Province/Region, ZIP/Postal Code, Country and Phone number
  • Occupation/Professional Designation of Primary Contact
  • Website of Primary Contact, if applicable
  • List of all team member information including full name, country of origin and Occupation/Professional Designation

Student Category
Entrants in the Student Category will be asked to provide the following information during the online submission process.

  • Team code and corresponding email used to register for the competition
  • First and last name of Primary Contact
  • Email of Primary Contact
  • Address of Primary Contact including street address, City, State/Province/Region, ZIP/Postal Code, Country and Phone number
  • Occupation/Professional Designation of Primary Contact
  • University, University Website, Program of Study and first page of unofficial transcript of Primary Contact
  • List of all team member information including full name, country of origin, university, university website, program of study, and first page of unofficial transcript
Text

A text, between 1,000 to 1,200 words, that summarizes and explains the project, must appear on the front of Panel ‘A’. All other content is up to the team’s discretion.

Key Panel

A 300 mm x 300 mm (1’-0”x 1’-0”) PDF image representing the entry in the best way possible, is requested for display in an eventual installation. The key panel can be a single image or multiple images that capture the essence of the entry. An installation will assemble the key panels submitted by all entrants, as a collage representing the complete competition vision.

Panels

Two to four A2 size panels (420 x 594 mm or 16.5” x 23.4”) in PDF digital format are required. 3D imagery is encouraged. The letters (A, B, C, or D) must appear on the bottom right corner of each panel. The team code must appear clearly on the bottom left corner of each panel.
Team member names must NOT appear anywhere on the panels. If names appear anywhere on the panels, the competition entry will be disqualified.

Video

A video is a mandatory element for each submission. The maximum length of the video is 2 minutes. A link to a video streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo must be submitted. Entrants are welcome to keep their videos private, as long as the password, or a direct link is provided along with the submission. Entrants should be aware that ultimately these videos may be posted online by the competition.

Eligibility

The competition is open to all interested parties, regardless of age, discipline and professional status. An entry can be submitted by an individual, a team or a firm/studio. Entrants are encouraged to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

Entrants assume all responsibility for ensuring that their entry arrives before the stated deadline. Timely delivery of the entry is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

MSOA shall not be liable for any costs incurred by any entrant in preparation of a submission.

Entrants must not communicate in any way, with any member of the jury or MSoA, about the competition or their entries, prior to the public announcement of the winners.

Important notice

The work submitted by teams participating in this competition remains the intellectual property of its authors, however, upon submission of their work, teams agree to the unlimited reproduction of their projects by the McEwen School of Architecture.

All submissions to this competition must be the original work of participants.

All entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless MSOA and any competition partners from liabilities and damages, losses and costs to the extent caused by the negligence, recklessness or wrongful conduct of the entrant and any other persons employed or utilized by the entrant in the provision of services for the competition.