Museum of Science Fiction: Preview Museum Exhibit Design Competition

Sponsor: The Museum of Science Fiction

Location: Washington, DC

Languages: English

Type: Open, international

Eligiblity: This competition is open to students, architects, industrial designers, and exhibit designers. Teams or individuals from the United States or abroad may participate.

Entrance Fee: None

Award: $1000

Registration Deadline: 31 October, 2014

Submission Deadline: 30 November, 2014

Jury: The design solutions will be judged by members from the museum’s Board of Advisors, including award-winning author Creative Director, Louis Paul Miller (Character SF), and the Preview Museum Design Team.  Other jurist invitations are pending acceptance and will be announced shortly

Design Challenge:

The Museum of Science Fiction is a nonprofit organization, which seeks to establish a science fiction museum in Washington, DC. As an initial step, the museum will build a temporary, semi-permanent preview museum, which will be used to:

  • Establish an immediate presence for the museum in Washington DC, and generate excitement and media interest in a future, full-size museum.
  • Solicit donations for through fundraising events.
  • Test innovative new technologies and gain insights into the visitor experience to inform planning for a future, full-size museum.

Additionally, the preview museum exhibits will:

  • Engage and educate visitors with compelling content, design, programming, and state-of-the-art visual and digital installations.
  • Create a social hub for the science fiction community.
  • Be seen as a comprehensive source of science fiction knowledge.
  • Demonstrate the educational potential, particularly in the STEM fields, of a science fiction museum.

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