The 2016 National DiscoverDesign.org Competition is now open!
This nationwide ideas competition challenges participants to think outside the box and use the design process to create solutions to real-world problems. This year's competition asks participants to design an affordable housing prototype for your local town/city using neighborhood and city data to inform your solution. The competition is hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters.
SEPTEMBER 15 Competition opens/registration
DECEMBER 7 Project submission deadline
DECEMBER 12-15 Jury Review
DECEMBER 15 Top 10 Finalists Announced
DECEMBER 16 First, Second and Third Place Winners announced
FIRST PRIZE: Trip for 1 student winner and 1 parent/guardian to Chicago.
- Trip includes: an economy-class roundtrip flight for 2 from within the 50 United States to Chicago; 2 nights at a Chicago hotel; a $50+ dinner certificate;
- 2 tickets to a CAF river cruise
- 2 tickets to a CAF walking tour
- $50 CAF Shop certificate
SECOND PRIZE: $250 CAF Shop certificate
THIRD PRIZE: $100 CAF Shop certificate
EDUCATORS: The primary educator of each of the top three winners will receive a copy of CAF’s The Architecture Handbook.