Competition introduction

Competition organisers

The Marker 
Design Challenge

In Partnership With

The Marker 
Design Challenge

Women in architecture are often overlooked for their invaluable contributions to design, structures, and cities. For this competition Bee Breeders is partnering with the Association for Women in Architecture + Design to create a commemorative marker for the important role played by female architects and designers.

The Marker Design Challenge "A dedicated recognition of women in architecture!" competition tasks its participants with designing a physical marker that will be placed next to a structure or landscape of their choice that was designed by a woman, anywhere in the world. The marker can come in any form - as a plaque, monument, mural, sculpture, symbol, piece of street art, or even physically embedded in a cornerstone.

The purpose of the marker is to express an element of design identity that is not visible, that adds context to the structure and is a testimony to the impact and influence of the chosen female designer. It should be linked to the history of women in architecture and have the potential to inspire others and enrich the community in which it’s placed. The marker would need to be highly versatile and function in any climate and any season.

Participants have total creative freedom and must propose which public environment in which city they feel would benefit most from their markers’ designs.

By adding women’s names to their own monuments, participants in the Marker Design Challenge "A dedicated recognition of women in architecture!" competition will be taking an active role in preserving legacies and revising the cultural record of women working in the built environment professions.

Download full competition brief for more information! 

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

Full competition brief

The full competition brief can be downloaded as often as required; no additional information will be provided after registration.

Prizes

6,000 €
Total Prize Fund
1st PRIZE
3,000 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
2nd PRIZE
1,500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
3rd PRIZE
500 €
Publications
Certificate of Achievement
ARCHHIVE STUDENT AWARD (more details)
500 €
+ 50 € ARCHHIVE BOOKS Gift Card  
+ 50 Points BEE BREEDERS Architecture University Rankings   
Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
AAPPAREL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
500 €
+ 50 € AAPPAREL.com Gift Card  


Publications 
Certificate of Achievement
+ 6 HONOURABLE MENTIONS


PUBLICATIONS:


The winners will get international art and design media coverage and will be featured on the Bee Breeders website and social pages


CERTIFICATE:


Bee Breeders will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all winners and honourable mentions with Certificates of Achievement.

Jury panel

Mimi Zeiger

critic, editor, and curator, USA

Gabrielle Bullock

Global Diversity, Perkins&Will , USA

Julie Smith-Clementi

partner, USA

Barbara Bestor

Bestor Architecture, USA

Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter

Woodbury School of Architecture, WROAD, USA

Yolande Daniels

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Sarah Lorenzen

TOLO Architecture, USA

Kian Goh

UCLA, USA

Nina Briggs

THE FABRIC, USA

Kate Diamond

HDR’s civic, USA

Jury members shall under no circumstances be contacted by competition participants or their representatives. Participants who attempt to contact jury members, shall be disqualified. All jury members are involved in the evaluation based on their availability at that time.

All communication regarding the competition should only be carried out with Bee Breeders staff.For any questions please contact us on [email protected]

 

Find the extended list of jury panel biographies here!

Key dates

Closing date for registration

30 March, 2022

Closing date for project submission

13 April, 2022 (11:59pm GMT+0)

Announcement of the winners

03 June, 2022

Competition Q&A deadline: 05 April, 2022

In order to guarantee equal opportunities to all competition participants,
no new questions will be answered after this deadline!

Registration fees

  • Registration Deadline
    05 February - 30 March
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    125 €
  • Students
    105 €
+4.5% VAT
  • Registration Deadline
    05 February - 30 March
  • Architects / Enthusiasts / Companies
    125 €
  • Students
    105 €
+4.5% VAT

STUDENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS


Contact us to receive special student rates for group registrations (discount applies for 3+ registrations from one university/school) and to receive further information and support for getting your students involved in architecture competitions. Send us request from your university email address along with basic information about yourself and your university/school. Please note that only recognized university staff can apply for the reduced student rate.

 

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F.A.Q.

General questions

Click on "register now", fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.
You can add/remove/edit team member information as often as you want in the upload panel, up until the submission deadline.
Only one proposal per registration is permitted. Participants are entitled to register multiple times if they wish to participate in the competition with several proposals.
Yes we are in the process of negotiating with multiple international industry-related media representatives. The list of media partners is constantly updated on our website, please check it regularly to find latest updates.
No. Competition entries are evaluated anonymously. The participant registration type is only revealed upon the announcement of the results.
Please contact us – [email protected] and we will address the problem directly.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Student award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
Yes. If the jury panel selects a Green award's submission for the top 3, it will automatically be awarded both prizes.
The short answer is yes, you may submit a previously published design concept as long as you are the author. Before re-submitting your project, please carefully read the following clarification points listed here - architecturecompetitions.com/resubmit-your-design
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