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.
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.
HOW TO ENTER
1. READ THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
2. DOWNLOAD THE COMPETITION TEMPLATE
3. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY*
*NOTE: the LA+ CREATURE online competition entry platform opens for submissions on August 1, 2020. Submissions must be made through the platform (https://laplus.slideroom.com/) between August 1 and October 20, 2020. You'll be asked to sign up for a free SlideRoom account to get started. Once you've signed up, you can log into your account at any time to review the competition requirements. You can begin your submission when you choose and complete it at any time before October 20, 2020. You'll have a chance to review your materials before final submission. Payment of the $50 competition entry fee is the last step before you submit. You'll receive official confirmation of your entry and receipt for payment upon submission. At the time of submitting your entry, you’ll be asked to agree to the conditions of entry. Good luck!