ENTER OUR DESIGN COMPETITION!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: October 22, 2020

SUBMISSION FEES:

CATEGORY 1 (Junior/Rising): $$5

CATEGORY 2 (Young Adult/Senior): $15

CATEGORY 3 (Adult): $25

Have questions or want feedback about your design? Join our open-to-all feedback session on October 13, 2020, 5:00 PM. Register HERE for this ZOOM event.


INTRODUCTION

How can we imagine a future of enrichment learning where children of all grade levels can socialize, mentor and engage with the outdoors in playful, hands-on ways? We invite you to submit your most innovative and creative ideas for a multi-functional pop-up structure that can serve diverse populations throughout Montclair, and that can grow into a year-round community asset in its host neighborhood. Winning designs will be awarded a $2,000 stipend to build and put into action immediately.


THE CHALLENGE

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the inequities that persist in public education around access, resources, and social justice. "Design for Outdoor Learning" design competition seeks to address these concerns with an open call for designs that consider community-based solutions over the emerging trend of learning pods. We invite you to consider how inclusive designs for learning, exploration, and play can transform Montclair’s public spaces and result in more just outcomes for our city.


DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • Inclusive and equitable designs that nurture discovery, play and hands-on learning in an enrichment, after-school setting.

  • Moveable designs that will be used in various locations across Montclair, such as school yards, church yards, parks and other public spaces.

  • Space for 10-12 school-aged young people and 1 facilitator to maintain safe “physical distancing”.

  • Low-cost and temporary designs that can be executed quickly and are easy to maintain year-round will be given priority (estimated design/build costs should not exceed $2,000)

  • Designs that incorporate options to shade from sun, or protect from rain.

PARTNERS

Edgemont School PTA / Roots and Shoots Program

Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation

Awesome Montclair


SELECTION COMMITTEE

Liz McEnaney, co-founder of Design For Six Feet

Andrew Harrison, Educator and artist

Angelique Kenney, Educator and founder of Earth & Sky School

Elaine Spears, Director of Program Services and Case management, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation

Edgemont Montessori School PTA



KEY DATES

September 23, 2020 – Calls go live

September 29, 2020, 7:30p EST – Live Q&A for all Calls

October 9, 2020, 11:59p EST – Early-bird Submissions DEADLINE

October 14, 2020, 5:00p EST – Competition Feedback Session (register HERE)

October 22,2020, 11:59p EST – NEW! Submissions DEADLINE Extension

October 25, 2020, 8:00p EST – Winners announced at "Welcoming The Future" Closing Party

November through January 2021 – Implementation


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