For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, March 27, 2017—The Young Architects Forum of AIA Atlanta, in partnership with MA! Design is Human, announces the return of the national 10UP Competition. The competition invites designers and artists from around the United States to design an original temporary installation to be displayed in some of Atlanta’s most covetable places.

The winning structure will be constructed and made available for the public to experience. The 10UP Competition is open to designers of all disciplines. It presents a unique opportunity for burgeoning talent and seasoned artists to have their work displayed and appreciated.

The 1st place winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a $5,000 budget to build the project in Atlanta. 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive cash prizes of $500 and $250, respectively, as well as the opportunity to display the design boards at the AIA Atlanta office.

Registration is open online through Friday, April 14, 2017, with all project submissions due April 30. Winners will be announced on May 8, followed by construction taking place between June 4 and 10 for the 1st place winner. Visit here to learn more.

About AIA Atlanta
With 1,700 members in Metro Atlanta, AIA Atlanta is a professional organization advocating for architects, designers and students. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. AIA Atlanta provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers, as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and raising public awareness about the built environment.

About YKK AP America Inc.
MA! Design is Human, a creative enterprise platform helping to grow brand awareness and sustainable prosperity in design. MA! Design is Human is dedicated to use its expertise in helping Atlanta and businesses understand what a design economy means to economic growth and where resources are best invested. Founded in 2007 by Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, MA!’s expertise integrates design and marketing into an ecosystem of valued services and industry events to grow the international design economy and connect professionals preoccupied with the best design can offer.

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