Youth and Architecture
2011 Design Competition
Sponsored by the
Memphis Heritage, Inc
and AIA Memphis
In Honor of National Preservation Month May 2011
Deadline for Entries: Friday, April 1, 2011, 4 pm
Opening Reception: TBA held at Memphis Heritage
2282 Madison at Edgewood
Exhibit: May 2011 Memphis Heritage at Howard Hall
Memphis Heritage, Inc. is proud to announce the 8 th Architecture and Our Youth Design Competition for 4th - 12th grade level youth in Shelby County. Participants are asked to explore historic buildings and spaces around them through an art medium of their choice. In addition, an essay is submitted describing how the individual responds to the art emotionally and/or physically. Winners in each division receive prizes during the opening reception and will have their artwork on exhibit along with their written responses during May 2011. The goal of this exhibit is to communicate through images and words how our youth respond to the built environment.
> A drawing of a Historic building / or part of an existing historic building in
Shelby County. Can be interior or exterior.
> Minimum paper size 8.5"x11", max size 18"x24"
> A separate hand written statement identifying this building or space, why it
was selected by the participant, and description of their response to it.
Maximum of 100 words.
> Medium of choice (pencil, ink, paint, crayon, etc)
> Judging will take into account the written statement as much as the art.
Sponsors will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes to the division winners: Elementary Middle School and High School. (Categories subject to change based on number of entries.)
Display of Winners
Winners in each division will be on display at Memphis Heritage, Inc. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison during the month of May 2011. All participants will receive invitations to the opening reception date TBA
Call to schedule a drop off 901-272-2727, or mail the following to:
Memphis Heritage, Inc., 2282 Madison Avenue, (NE corner of Madison and Edgewood) Memphis, TN 38104
Deadline: Friday, April 1st 2011 by 4 pm Include:
> art work
> written statement
> envelope attached to back of work containing 2 copies of the Entry Form
and the separate Written Statement
Return of Work
You may schedule a pick-up of the work by calling (901) 272-2727 anytime in June
Donna McCraw, Memphis Heritage, at (901) 272-2727 or
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(must be included with each submission DEADLINE Friday April 1, 2011)
School Name (if applicable)
Title of Work
Description of work (1-2 sentences)
Written Statement of Response (100-150 words): This should describe why you selected this subject, what you like or do not like about the subject, and how the materials, scale, colors or design makes you feel. (Please attach Statement on Separate Sheet)
By signing below, I (parent or guardian) hereby grant Memphis Heritage Inc. and AIA Memphis permission to use any images of the artwork submitted as identified above, or photography taken at the Awards Reception, for purposes of promoting this Art Competition whether now known or hereafter existing.