Register: JAN/05/2018, Submit: JAN/05/2018, Eligibility: Architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students, creatives, individually, teams with no restriction on the number of members, Fee: 40 USD (OCT/10 – OCT/20/2017), 55 USD (OCT/21 – DEC/07/2017), 70 (DEC/08/2017 – JAN/05/2018), Awards: 1st Prize 2,000 USD + 500 USD stipend, 2nd Prize 1,000 USD + 500 USD stipend, , 3rd Prize 500 USD + 500 USD stipend
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. 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, we have 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.
Over the years, Fairy Tales submissions challenged us, inspired us, and awed us, tackling real world issues through the lens of creativity. We can’t wait to be challenged, inspired, and awed once more.
Design is best when it tells a story. Your story.
5 YEARS OF FAIRY TALES IN ONE BOOK
The top ten entries will be published, alongside entries from each of the previous four Fairy Tales competitions, in a special edition hardback book. The book will feature high quality, full-color illustrations, immortalizing the competition winners in an inspiring collection of original fairy tales.
“Storytelling Architecture” will be available for pre-sale later this year, and all competition participants will receive a discount on the publication.
WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
Winners of this year’s competition will once again be announced at an event held in the Great Hall at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Last year’s event featured passages from the winning stories read by Lauren Ober, host of NPR’s The Big Listen, and an illuminating interview with Alan Maskin, principal at Olson Kundig, the design firm that was awarded the top prize in 2016.
Hosted in one of the most historic buildings in DC, this year’s event will provide an impressive end to what will no doubt be a spectacular competition.
All competition participants will receive 2 complentary tickets to attend.