The Shortlist > Top Five Competitions of the Week

(Courtesy CLOG)

(Courtesy CLOG)

Are you eager to put your architectural design skills to the test?  Here are some exciting upcoming competitions that will be sure to present you with the type of challenge you’ve been waiting for. AN‘s editors have combed through our online listing of architecture and design competitions to bring you five of the most interesting competitions happening right now. If you’d like your competition to be included in the listing, please submit it here.

CLOG: MIAMI / Call for Submissions. Miami, the southeastern United States’ largest city, has been subject to natural, political, and cultural forces that have brought both booms and busts. Notwithstanding setbacks, Miami has become an animated, largely American cosmopolitan city. CLOG : MIAMI is seeking original contributions in the form of images, graphics, diagrams, and/or text that effectively communicate ideas about architecture in Miami. CLOG investigates a specific subject matter particularly pertinent to contemporary architecture from various viewpoints and through an array of methods.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013.

Space Station Architecture Competition. To commemorate the recent publication of Space Flight Sketchbook, Architecture Revolution has launched a competition of interest for prospective Space Station designers. Submissions must investigate space station design with respect to achievability, sensibleness, and buildability. Entries are expected to include both architecture design at conceptual and suggested detail design level. A cash prize will be awarded to the winner.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013.

NOMA Community “Connector” Student Competition. The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) has issued a challenge to design a carbon neutral mixed use transit oriented development (TOD) that will “connect people to people and people to places.” Entrants must use innovative techniques, balance the rich history of the Indianapolis site, and follow the principals of the Smart Growth Initiatives for the city, which include sustainability, transit, mobility, and renewable energy sources among others. Environmentally conscious, socially responsible measures will be used to evaluate submissions. A $1,500 first place prize, a $1,000 second place prize, and a $750 third place prize will be awarded.

Registration Deadline: September 23, 2013.
Submission Deadline: September 27, 2013.

Studio#05 Import > < Export. Studio Magazine has issued a call for papers. Markets, productions, lifestyles and mindsets are linked on a global scale, and through the constant fluctuation of exchanges, architecture becomes polluted by external forces. STUDIO#05 Import > < Export is set to investigate how architecturally linked concepts affect the way we think, envisage and project our cities. In exploring the eternal architectural dialogue, submissions should specify a field of interest and create a context in which to situate contributions.

Abstract Deadline: August 31, 2013.
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2013.

Unbuilt Visions. Much of the best work is never built, shared, or celebrated. The goal of Unbuilt Visions is to encourage debate about architecture and design through recognizing excellence in unbuilt projects. The annual competition seeks projects at the conceptual stage that contributes to global architectural dialogue. During a time of major technological advances, speculative works present huge potential for promoting theoretical conversation. All architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, and students are invited to participate, and unbuilt work of any sort is eligible. Three grand prize winners will receive $1,000 each.

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2013.
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013.

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