Call for ideas | Register/Submit Deadline: January 5, 2018
Over the last four years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of thousands of participants from around the world. Today, the competition returns to inspire creatives and designers at a time when the world is struggling to distinguish fact from fiction — when real news is often grim and scary, and “fake news” sows discord and diffidence. In a time like this, storytelling might be the most powerful tool to unlock universal truths and rediscover what matters.
Fairy Tales 2018 is open to all and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry combines a text narrative with 5 images in the most spectacular way possible. Beyond that, the rules are yours to create, bend, and break.
For the 5th Anniversary, there’s a special surprise in store. The competition will be capped with a special edition hardback book, bringing together the top entries from 5 years of the competition for the first time ever. The book, “Storytelling Architecture,” is made possible by Volume, a new publishing platform, and the book will be available in Spring 2018. Winners in the competition will be announced live at the National Building Museum in March 2018.