2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition: FREE STUDENT ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Register November 30, 2018 | Submit November 30, 2018 | Free Student Architecture Competitions



2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition



Community markets provide both social and economic benefits for the public. They encourage personal interactions, bring life to often overlooked spaces and stimulate local economies in ways that major retail stores or supermarkets cannot. Community markets can especially thrive in areas where people already pass through, making areas near bus, train bicycle and other transit stations an ideal location.

Projects developed with consideration to nearby transit stations are called transit-oriented developments (TODs). Research shows that TODs can positively impact an area in a ½ mile radius from the station location. As a gateway for many communities, transit-oriented projects are pedestrian focused, sustainable and can serve as an important resource for people using the station. In particular, they can provide unique opportunities for community exchange, gathering and access to essential community resources. For example, fresh and healthy food options in ‘food deserts’ (areas where people don’t have access to fresh or healthy food options) or safe spaces for public gathering.



September 4:
Registration opens

October 31:
Registration closes

November 30:
Project submission deadline

December 12:
Jury Day

December 17:
Winners announced



The jury will select ten finalists to compete for first, second and third place.

  • First Prize: Economy-class round trip flight for two within the United States serviced by Southwest Airlines, $100 cash prize & framed certificate
  • Second Prize: $250 cash prize & certificate
  • Third Prize: $150 cash prize & certificate
  • Finalists: $50 cash prize & certificate
  • Educators: The primary sponsoring educator for the top three winners will receive a $50 gift card for classroom supplies.












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