The competition's guidelines, registration, and background research are all online at http://www.thehighline.org/competition/
IMPORTANT DATESQuestions Deadline
: April 4, 2003 Answers Posted
: April 21, 2003 Registration Deadline
: April 25, 2003 Late Registration Deadline
: May 16, 2003 Submission Deadline
: May 23, 2003 Jury
: May 30, 2003 Exhibition
: July 9-26, 2003
Fees: $50.00 for individuals and teams registering before April 25th, 2003($100.00 after the 25th); $300.00 for university architecture studios (up to 15 entries per studio) registering before April 25th, 2003 ($450.00 after the 25th).
The competition is open to architects, landscape architects, horticulturalists, artists, engineers, community members, students, and all other interested parties.
Awards: The top prize is $5,000.00, followed by a $2,500.00 prize and a $1,000.00 prize. In addition, a prize will be awarded (prize-type to be determined) to the most compelling solution to the challenge of universal access to the structure's elevated rail platform. Also, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is sponsoring a "New York Heritage Award" prize (amount to be determined) for the best design incorporating the New York area's native plants and wildflowers.
To publicize the competition, we have printed a competition poster that will be mailed in the coming week. To encourage people to inform others of the competition, we will also have an HTML e-mail late this week that you can forward to friends and co-workers.