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December 1, 2019

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Thanks to a sponsorship, we are able to lower the entry fee to $34.99 for professionals and $14.99 for students.

Brief

Last quarter, Tesla delivered 95,000 electric cars to customers from around the world. Needless to say, the electric car revolution is coming at a rapid pace as people around the world choose to buy an electric vehicle instead of a gas car.

The question then becomes, what will happen to all the gas stations? There are over 130,000 gas stations in the US alone and many are family-run small businesses who don't have endless resources to prepare for the coming tectonic shift. 

While it may be easy to disregard their plight as a necessary step in progress, the fact remains that these soon-to-be icons of a past age sit on some of the most valuable land in the world and represent a considerable investment. They sit on thousands of street corners, city centers, downtowns, and neighborhoods. This isn't even to mention the hundreds of thousands of jobs they provide for communities of all sizes.

This combination of urban impact and human impact make the future of the gas station a pressing and intriguing design challenge.

This is your challenge, design your vision for the future of the gas station. What will it become as drivers begin charging their cars at home, work, and the grocery store? How may they adapt to a shifting landscape of autonomous vehicles and an on-demand culture? The electric car revolution is here and it's up to us to pave the way for the future.

In this competition you'll choose an existing gas station and design a solution for how it may adapt to a changing future. This station may be down the street or on the other side of the world; the important part is that it is a real business that will face real challenges in the years to come.

Register now to get the resource packet and submission link. 


Awards

All approved submissions will be given to the jury on December 2nd. This jury will select the grand prize winner, 2nd place, finalists, and runner-ups. 

Our jury will also provide a comprehensive design review of all submitted designs, pointing out key elements that lead to the decision making process and a final score.

Grand Prize: $1,000
People's Choice: $500

All approved submissions will be made public on a dedicated website for public voting. This open public voting process will decide the People's Choice Award. Voting will be live from December 9-30, at which point the design with the most verified* votes will be given the People's Choice Award.

*Verified votes are votes that have been determined to be free of bot or other forms of manipulation.


Submission Guidelines

This design competition is focused on how existing gas station businesses may adapt to a changing future. For this reason, every submission must be based off an existing structure

Each entry must consist of 3 images and a design description, proving how the design addresses the competition brief. Two of these images must be before-and-after images. In order to keep entries consistent, we have provided a Resources Packet. 

  • One "experience" image of your design, showing any feature you wish to highlight. Make this your most dynamic image. It will be at the top of your submission.
  • Two before-and-after images of your design (May be taken from Google Street-View or Google Earth)
  • A short description of your design, 500 words of fewer, in English.


Important

  • No names, logos, or identifying text in the images.
  • Keep text inside the images to a minimum. We prefer no text inside the image.
  • Do not place multiple small views inside on image. One view per image.


How will the winner be chosen?

Jury

All approved submissions will be given to the jury on December 2nd. This jury will select the grand prize winner, finalists, and runner-ups. It will also provide a comprehensive design review of all submitted designs, pointing out key elements that lead to the decision making process and a final score.

People's Choice Award 

All approved submissions will be made public on a dedicated website for public voting. This open public voting process will decide the People's Choice Award. Voting will be live from December 9-30, at which point the design with the most verified* votes will be given the People's Choice Award.

*Verified votes are votes that have been determined to be free of bot or other forms of manipulation.


Timeline

  1. Sign up for the design competition today
  2. After signup, you will receive an email with an information packet.
  3. Create your design
  4. Submission deadline: December 1st, 11:59 PM PST
  5. People's Choice Award will open for voting on Dec. 9, 2019
  6. Jury and People's Choice winners announced: January 1, 2020


Rules

  • Design description must be 500 words or fewer
  • Design description must be in English
  • Only 3 images allowed: aerial, street-level, and experience.
  • No names, logos, or identifying text allowed in the images.
  • Must be an original work, created by the submitter
  • You may work as an individual or in a group or team
  • Submit your design by December 1st, 11:59 PM PST.
  • Submissions will be given to the jury on Dec. 2, 2019.
  • People's Choice Award will open Dec. 9, 2019
  • Jury and People's Choice winners will be announced on January 1, 2020.
  • GoArchitect reserves the right to suspend the competition if participation minimums are not met and refund entry fees.
  • Participants retain rights to their submissions.
  • Participants grant GoArchitect license to publish submissions online and in future print materials.
  • Open to anyone from anywhere
  • This competition is not affiliated with Tesla or any other electric car manufacturer.

Open to Everyone

Join today to receive the full competition brief and resource packet

FAQ

  • When is the submission deadline?

    December 1st, 11:59 PM PST

  • Can I participate as a team?

    Yes, the competition is open to individuals and teams.

  • When is the winner announced?

    January 1, 2020

  • What is the entry fee?

    $34.99 for professionals and professional teams. $14.99 for students and student teams.