Register: JUL/01/2018, Submit: JUL/13/2018, Eligibility: Architects, designers, artists, builders, students; individually, teams, Fee: 55 USD (MAY/11 – JUL/01/2018), Awards: Each of the 10-12 Finalists – 1,800 USD design stipend, People’s Choice Award 500 USD, Winner (one of the finalists) – cash prize
A Sukkah is a temporary structure constructed for annual use during the week long Jewish festival of Sukkot. The original source for this tradition is Leviticus 23:42-43, where it is described as a reminder of the booths that the children of Israel dwelt in during their journey through the desert from slavery in Egypt to freedom. In modern times the sukkah is a symbol of frailty and transience of life and shelter. While building a Sukkah is an annual Jewish ritual, it embodies many universal themes related to the nature of dwelling: new/old, open/closed, temporary/permanent.