Fairy Tales 2017 4th Annual Architecture Storytelling Competition


It’s that time of year again – the Blank Space Fairy Tales competition is now open for submission. The past three years have yielded some really incredible results: 2014, 2015, and last year’s winner, Olsen Kundig: 2016.

The competition brings together architecture and storytelling in a unique merging of creative worlds, inviting everyone to enter from architects to designers, writers, artists, illustrators, even students. You choose whatever you want to write or draw: the narrative and its illustrations are up to you.


Blank Space has enlisted an awesome and talented jury that includes: John Maeda​ (Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers), D​an Wood (WORKac), ​Chase W. Rynd, Hon. ASLA​ (National Building Museum Director), ​G. Martin Moeller, Jr. ​(National Building Museum Senior Vice President and Curator),M​ichel Rojkind​(Rojkind Arquitectos), A​ntti Nousjoki​ (ALA), ​Sarah Balmond​ (Balmond Studio), ​Marion Weiss (Weiss/Manfredi), M​ichael Maltzan​ (Michael Maltzan Architecture), Jing Liu​ (SO­IL), ​Alan Maskin​ (Olson Kundig), ​Minsuk Cho​ (Mass Studies), Michael Van Valkenburgh​ (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates), Robert Hammond​ (The High Line), G​ro Bonesmo​ (Space Group), Stefano Boeri​ (Stefano Boeri Architetti), ​Sarah Wahlgren​ (AIAS National President), R​achel Law​ (AIAS National Vice President), Alexander Walter​ (Editor in Chief of Bustler), ​Becky Quintal​ (Executive EditorofArchdaily), M​atthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani​ (Blank Space Founders).


The competition will be capped with a special celebration at the National Building Museum in February 2017 for all winners, participants, jurors and VIPs. Fun stuff!

1ST PRIZE: $2000 USD + $500 travel stipend
2ND PRIZE: $1000 USD + $500 travel stipend
3RD PRIZE: $500 USD + $500 travel stipend
AIAS PRIZE: Awarded to top entry from an AIAS member.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The jury will select up to 10 honorable mentions. Honorable mentions will be featured in their next publication, Fairy Tales, Volume IV.

To register for Fairy Tales 2017 and for more detailed information, please visit: blankspaceproject.com – hurry early registration ends September 14th! After that, it’s $60 until November 2nd, and $80 until the final deadline of December 9, 2016. Follow along with the Fairy Tales Competition with hashtag #FairyTales2017.