Competition requirements


  • All entrants MUST register online at
  • By registering, the entrant agrees to follow the conditions of the competition. Any entry failing to conform may be disqualified.
  • Online registration will open Monday, August 1st, 2011 (midnight, CST).
  • Registration will close Monday, September 19th (midnight, CST).
  • Upon registration, technical details of the site along with detailed COMPETITION RULES will be available for download.

Registration Fee

All entries MUST include an entry fee at the time of registration.

Design entry I (Students) $ 50 per submission
Design entry II (Practitioners & Academics) $ 100 per submission

An identification number will be issued at the time of registration. This number will be used throughout the sequential competition stages to identify selected projects.

Funds collected through registration will be contributed fully to the Migrating Landscapes project.


Video: Narrative

A monologue video in which the entrant talks about:

  • His or her migration story: specific, personal instances, encounters or memories of un/settling affecting the entrant as a person and as a designer.
  • Intentions and ideas of the construct; specific resonances to the migration story.
  • The video must frame the upper body (chest and up) portion of the narrator against a white background.
  • Entrant’s face must be screened or covered with a medium/method of choice during the narration.
  • After the narration is finished, the entrant MUST pause five seconds and then remove the screen/cover, revealing his/her face for the final 10 seconds of the video.
  • Video may be a maximum of three minutes in length, including the final face reveal.

Model: Construct

A physical dwelling model that:

  • Reflects, represents, questions, or settles the unsettling experiences and conditions narrated in the video.
  • Tectonic and programmatic interpretation of and response to un/settling conditions.
  • Model can be constructed at any scale (e.g. 1:1, 1:10, 1:100, 1:1000).
  • Model MUST be portable and meet the luggage requirements of regular national and international commercial air travel. (i.e.:
  • All materials allowed, keeping in mind that durability through trans-Atlantic travel will be necessary.