Walltopia Open International Climbing Wall Design Competition

Sponsor: Walltopia Ltd

Type: Open, international, 2 stage

Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Languages: English

Eligiblity: The contest is open to all persons and organizations, regardless of their location. Registered participants may submit more than one design.

Entrance Fee: None

Awards: The prize pool is 60 000 EUR divided evenly in two categories – boulders and top-rope/lead walls. In each category there will be five selected projects, each of which will receive a prize of 5 000 EUR . In addition, these selected projects will be asked for further design development under Walltopia’s feedback and there will be an additional prize of 5 000 EUR for one team of each category that shows the largest progress.

Registration Deadline: 8 May, 2015

Submission Deadline: 13 May, 2015

Jury: The expert jury will consist of prominent climbers, gym owners, designers, architects and Walltopia’s staff, including Ivaylo Penchev and Vasil Sharlanov, who is currently the manager of Walltopia’s Design & Architecture Department.

Design Challenge:

The scope of the contest is the design of climbing walls. The contest has the potential to change the indoor climbing industry. In the first stage, a technical committee lead by Vasil Sharlanov, Walltopia Head of Design & Architecture Department, will review the submissions for compliance with the technical requirements. Then an international jury of experts will select the top 5 submissions in each category (boulder and top-rope/lead walls). The Promoter will then give feedback on the selected projects and a chance for further design development and there will be additional award for the team that submitts the best progress.

More details about the assignment will be emailed to participants after signing up.

For more information, go to: http://competition.walltopia.com/the-comp/rules/