On the Docks: Alexander Docks Ideas Competition

Submission: April 24, 2018
RegistrationApril 24, 2018
Language: English
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The intent is to involve citizens in urban potentials of the underused and/or abandoned spaces of Winnipeg. Through a community based ideas competition, people will be encouraged to come up with imaginative solutions for the site. There are no limitations to the ideas, and explorative ideas are encouraged.

By giving the voice to the community, people are able to take ownership and provide their ideas to a platform that emphasizes a shared collective of ideas. The Alexander Docks have become one of these derelict spaces in which the local community has the opportunity to voice their ideas of how it could be better used. Located along the Red River, there is even greater opportunity to link the downtown with access to the river. We’re posing this question to the community – what type of public space would most benefit the site? All proposals will be on display and continue the conversation of how to develop the docks area. Submissions will also be sent to the City of Winnipeg to show just how invested Winnipeggers are in our public spaces. Think big; use your imagination; think about what the space and downtown could really benefit from on the site.

Submissions can be done individually or in teams to come up with a bold new idea or use for the immediate and surrounding site. It is strongly encouraged that the final submission address one of the seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter) and accessibility to the river. Using the downloadable submission board, draw, paint, collage, render, write, use any medium you’d like to clearly interpret your idea.

SCHEDULE

Competition Launch      March 6.2018

Questions Deadline      April 15.2018

Submission Deadline    April 24.2018

Event + Exhibition        May 25.2018

PRIZES

  • 1st Place, CentreVenture Prize               $1,000 cash prize
  • 2nd Place, HTFC Prize                   $350 Exchange District Gift Package, including 1 night stay at the Mere Hotel
  • 3rd Place, Exchange District Biz Prize     $170 Exchange District Food Voucher
  • Peoples Choice, MAA Prize                    $170 Exchange District Food Voucher

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Submissions can be done individually or in teams to come up with a bold new idea or use for the immediate and surrounding site. It is strongly encouraged that the final submission address one of the seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter) and accessibility to the river. Using the downloadable submission board, draw, paint, collage, render, write, use any medium you’d like to clearly interpret your idea.

If you’re submitting online, include a pdf or word document with your individual/team information as outlined below. If you’re submitting in person, simply write your name, contact email & phone number and 150 word maximum description of the idea all on the back of the page. Multiple submissions are welcome, but only one 11×17 per idea.

RULES

FREE TO ENTER! One complete submission per concept. Each submission is to use the downloadable board and add to it. Organizers reserve the right to not include fully completed submissions as outlined below. All submissions will be displayed in a manner that the organizers see fit.

ELIGIBILITY

Those involved with the competition and or organization are permitted to participate but will not be eligible for prizes. Otherwise, everyone and anyone is eligible to participate.

Go to the competition’s website

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