City of Atlanta launches student design competition – submissions due March 1

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has partnered with Coverings, the largest global tile and stone exposition show in North America, to launch a student design competition.

The competition offers students the opportunity to design one of three artistic public benches for the City of Atlanta. Accepting submissions through March 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m., the competition is open to any Atlanta-area graduate and undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an interior design, architecture or studio arts program.

Three winning structures will receive cash prizes and be built for display at Coverings 2018 from May 8-11, 2018. Winning structures will also be placed in an Atlanta park following the show.

Designs which consider utilitarian aesthetics and serve a dual purpose as both an object that can be used and an artwork to observe will be given priority. Submitted projects should also incorporate the following key criteria:
• Encourage community togetherness and engagement
• Showcase the versatility of tile
• Highlight the vibrancy of Atlanta
• Provide a sense of pride

For further detail on all project requirements and submission format, visit the online submission page.

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