LA+ CREATURE asks entrants to do three things:
First, choose a nonhuman creature as your client (any species, any size, anywhere) and identify its needs (energy, shelter, procreation, movement, interaction, environment, etc.).
Second, design (or redesign) a place, structure, thing, system, and/or process that improves your client’s life.
Third, your design must, in some way, increase human awareness of and empathy toward your client’s existence.
Submissions must conform to the page dimensions and instructions provided in the LA+ CREATURE competition template, which is designed to assist journal layout for winning and other entries selected for publication. The competition template is available for download in .pdf, .indd, and .idml formats HERE. DO NOT include the supporting statement on the image sheets – this will be inputted separately into the competition platform.
SHEET 1 (8.75 x 10.5 inches)
Scaled plan and section showing your design in context.*
SHEET 2 (17.5 x 10.5 inches)
Supporting imagery, the content and layout of which is at entrants’ discretion.
SHEET 3 (OPTIONAL) (17.5 x 10.5 inches)
Supporting imagery, the content and layout of which is at entrants’ discretion. Sheet 3 is optional, not required.
*Competition Template available for download here.
See Q+A for important notes about template and arrangement of submission elements. Note: plan + section can appear on sheet 2 if preferred.
These text requirements are to be inputted into the competition platform at the time of submission.
Your creature’s common name (e.g., elephant) and Latin name (e.g., Elephas maximus)
A supporting statement* under 300 words identifying the creature and explaining the design; e.g., its site/location, if relevant, and how the design fulfils the brief.
*IMPORTANT Do not put the supporting statement on the design image sheets. You will be asked to input the statement online during the online submission process.