A New Kind of Architecture Competition: Fairy Tales

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A New Kind of Architecture Competition: Fairy Tales

Blank Space is a new online platform for architecture founded in New York City who is launching the world’s first architecture storytelling competition, Fairy Tales. Blank Space feels like architecture competitions haven’t changed much over the years and it’s time to stir the pot with something new. Fairy Tales asks participants to develop visionary proposals that “take fun seriously and are audacious enough to ignite imaginations.” Combining fairy tales with graphics, they hope to “unlock the power of architecture by improving the way that it is shared, digested, and communicated.”

The notable jury includes Willl Alspop Director at All Design; Paula Scher, Partner at Pentagram; Mitchell Joachim, Co-President of Terreform ONE; Jack Zipes, Professor Emeritus of U. Minnesota; Nigel Coates, Founder of Nigel Coates Studio; Francesco Lipari, Director of CityVision

1ST PLACE: $1,250 USD
The jury will also select up to 10 honorable mentions.

The life of the submissions doesn’t stop at the conclusion of the competition. Subsequent to the competition, Blank Space is launching the inaugural issue of Blank Space Magazine. Select entries will be included in the magazine, as well as featured prominently on the Blank Space website, and published by our media partners and other outlets around the world.

Deadline: January 17, 2014
Early Registration: Until December 6 (50 USD)
Deadline for Questions: January 10, 2014
Late Registration: Until January 17, 2014 (75 USD)
Results Announced: February 2014


Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.