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"24-Hour Sundial" Competition

Organized by IDEANOVA Foundation

"24-Hour Sundial" CompetitionExpired
  • OrganizerIDEANOVA Foundation
  • CategoryEducation, Tech & Engineering, Design/Architecture
  • PrizeCash
  • RegionEuropean Union (EU)
  • EligibilityOpen to everyone
  • Deadline2021-06-01
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Value of the awards: 25 000 PLN
The IDEANOVA Foundation Team invites you to participate in the international architectural and astronomical competition to design the "24-hour Sundial".

10 major Polish academic centres support our competition by encouraging students to submit their designs, amongst which are the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, University of Arts in Poznan and Opole University of Technology.

The subject of the 24-Hour Sundial Competition is to develop an original design of a small or medium-sized mobile architectural form. The sculpture/architectural installation, which is not permanently fixed to the ground. Architectural sculpture/installation should not only
be limited to measuring time according to changes in the position of the Sun, expressed as local solar time.
We are waiting for applications until 1 June 2021.

The participants' task is to design a small or medium-sized mobile architectural form representing a sundial. The mechanism of the sundial should operate in a 24-hour system (indicating the time after dusk) and simulate the motion of the Sun along the ecliptic.
The winning project will be built and exhibited in Poland, near the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow.

The projects may be submitted by teams of several people and by individual participants, in particular by students and university employees.
The prize pool is PLN 25,000.

- STEP 1 - 01.12.2020-01.06.2021 - Online registration of participants via the website. Submission of competition works in the form of project boards.

- STEP 2 - 02.06.2021-11.06.2021 - Jury Session. Selection of finalists for the rest of the competition.

- STEP 3 - 11.06.2021-20.08.2021 - Submission of 1:10 scale models and design concept additions by the finalists. Jury Session.

- STEP 4 - 01.09.2021-12.09.2021 - Publication of the finalists works on social-media. Audience voting. Selection of the Audience Award winner.

- STEP 5 - 16.09.2021 - Final gala with announcement of competition results and exhibition of selected works. Commencement of construction of the winning concept.

Applications, competition regulations and project guidelines are available on the Organiser's website:

(Main prize 15 000 PLN
Second place award 3000 PLN
Third place award 2000 PLN)

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