Thank You!

The final deadline for the 2019 BP Student Ideas Competition was April 19. 

Thank you to all of the participating students and educators. Please stay tuned to see the winning projects! 

The Design Challenge

The 2019 BP Student Ideas Competition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial invited young people to respond to the following question:

How would you transform a vacant or underused space in your community?

The competition is sponsored by BP America and organized by the Chicago Architecture Biennial, in partnership with the Chicago Public Library. The competition welcomed submissions that explore ideas about architecture and the built environment from a wide range of disciplines including design but also the humanities, visual and performing arts, and STEM fields.

Jury

All eligible projects were reviewed by a jury of professionals selected by the Chicago Architecture Biennial committee based on their personal and professional success in design and the arts, involvement in local issues in Chicago, and commitment to supporting youth.

Geoffrey Baer
Television Personality, Host, and Producer
WTTW Chicago

Lisa M. Daugherty
President & CEO
Lake Area United Way

Roark Frankel
Director of Planning of Construction
Obama Foundation

Vivian Garcia
Manager of The 606
Chicago Park District

Mejay Gula
Lecturer and Gallery Curator
Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Luis Ramirez
Graffiti Artist and Muralist

Ian Spula
Program Operations Specialist
Chicago Architecture Center

Anthony Wells
Business Manager
BP

Prizes

First Prize Winner
— $500.00
— Collaborate on a project with a Biennial Contributor or Partner
— Tickets to a Biennial special event
— Chicago Architecture Center tickets
— Digital Achievement Badge
— Framed certificate signed by the jury

Second Prize Winner
— $300.00
— Studio tour with a Biennial Contributor or Partner
— Chicago Architecture Center tickets
— Digital Achievement Badge
— Framed certificate signed by the jury

Third Prize Winner
— $200.00
— Private tour of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial
— Chicago Architecture Center tickets
— Digital Achievement Badge
— Framed Certificate signed by the jury

Honorable Mentions 
— $100.00 each
— Chicago Architecture Center tickets
— Digital Achievement Badge
— Framed certificate signed by the jury

All participants are eligible for a Digital Achievement Badge.

Teachers and educators that supported a first prize winning individual or group project received a $150 gift certificate to be used for instructional supplies.

For group submissions, prizes are split amongst members.