Tropolism is launching a photo competition today, and I have to pleasure – nay, duty – nay… pleasure – to serve as one of the jurors. We look forward to your photos, your captions, and the kickass Flickr archive that’s sure to develop from your entires. Take it away, Tropolism…
After a week of very subtle buildup, Tropolism is pleased to announce the first open-sourced architectural contest, Your Hidden City.
The contest is simple: post your photos (with a caption) to our public Flickr pool (or email them to us for posting), and our jury will select their favorites in five categories. The winners will be posted to Tropolism.
The theme of the contest is uncovering the Hidden City, your Hidden City, the one you see every day. It may be in plain sight of everyone else, but it is your eye that finds the extraordinariness in a particular street corner, a unique stair, a crazy intersection, a visually arresting approach, or a particular tree in the city. The photographs can be of a beautiful (and perhaps unpublished) park, or as simple as the sun hitting a particular building at a particular time of day. Please include a caption, or a Flickr annotation, about what makes it extraordinary to you. The entries should have one thing in common: they demonstrate, to you, the pleasure of living in the city.
The jury is a set of bloggers who write about architecture, urbanism, and landscape design. They are:
- Lisa Chamberlain of Polis and who also covers real estate for the New York Times
- David Cuthbert of architechnophilia
- Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG
- Shawn Micallef of Toronto Psychogeography Society Blog
- Miss Representation
- Jimmy Stamp of Life Without Buildings
The 5 Categories are:
- Best Hidden Place
- Best Density
- Best Natural/Urban Overlap
- Best Unofficial Landmark
- Best Building
We will keep the contest open until March 10, 2006, and post winners the week of March 20. Good Luck!