Peace Corps Commemorative Work National Design Competition

Sponsor: Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF)

Location: Washington, DC

Type: Open, 2 stage, national

Language: English

Eligiblity: Open to artists, landscape architects and architects competing as individuals, teams or firms. Students currently enrolled in university-level programs are also eligible. To be eligible, a competing individual, one member of a competing team or one owner of a competing firm must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.

Entrance Fee:

Professional – $100
Students – $50

Awards: Stage 2 finalists receive a stipend of $17,500.00

12 June 2015 - Registration, entry fees and Stage I design concept submissions due

Jury: To be announced

Design Challenge:  The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF) is sponsoring a two-stage, national design competition to select an artistically exceptional design concept for a permanent commemorative work in the heart of Washington, DC.


The commemorative work will honor the enduring historic significance of the 1961 establishment of the Peace Corps and the fundamental American ideals and values embodied in Peace Corps and expressed in Peace Corps service.


The commemorative site is a visible triangle of federal parkland located near the U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Grounds, the National Mall and Washington’s historic Union Station. The National Park Service (NPS) will maintain the commemorative work in perpetuity after construction is completed.

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