Contest-Designing Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center
YOU IDEAS ARE IMPORTANT TO US. WHY NOT ENTER THE CONTEST
CONTEST RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
Preface: Before starting your proposal project, we would suggest that you review the information in the child abuse picture and video gallery area. In addition, also read other information on the website to become acquainted with our definition of child abuse and who/what is included, etc. After reading this material, you do have the option of either using our definition to guide you in your project or creating your own definition of child abuse. If you choose the latter, you must explain why with your project submission.
WHO CAN ENTER:
Ages 10+. Teachers may also submit classroom proposal projects. Group projects may be submitted by students.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD PROPOSAL?
Penn State asks this question and answers as follows: “What makes a good proposal? One attribute is appearance. A strong proposal has an attractive, professional, inviting appearance. In addition, the information should easy to access. A second attribute is substance. A strong proposal has a well-organized plan of attack …. Remember: A proposal is a persuasive document.”
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
We are keeping the rules very simple: Follow your heart in developing your proposal for the Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center. Don’t be concerned about cost; don’t be concerned about the size of the project, etc. Just tell us what you believe would be important in designing and developing a Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center: what is your vision. No plagiarism. Designs and ideas must be original. Anyone or group of people found plagiarizing will automatically be eliminated from the contest.
MATERIALS TO BE SUBMITTED: THERE ARE NO NUMBER OF PAGE REQUIREMENTS. USE AS MANY PAGES AS YOU BELIEVE IS NECESSARY TO DESCRIBE YOUR PROJECT
- Copyright your proposal by placing copyright information on the cover page and each page of your proposal. We want to make certain that you are protected. Example: © 2009 Joel Friedlander
- Cover page that includes: Name, Email Address, Age, Address, Phone Number and Theme of Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center.
- Need Statement: Why do you believe a Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center is needed? Feel free to make this as long or as short as you would like. Again, we are interested in your feelings; not what we want you to feel.
- Where in the United States do you believe would be a good location?
- What is the Theme for Your Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center? Note: This Theme will be used for the Child Abuse Museum and Family Convention Center if your proposal is selected. We have the option of also selecting your theme only as one of the winners of the contest.
- Architectural Design-Both Interior and Exterior-Structural
- A written description with simple hand-drawn illustrations or you may use any of the architectural software programs. Your hand-drawn illustrations don’t have to be professional—they can be simple boxes depicting what you want to show. If you elect to use one of the architectural software programs, you must also include a written description.
Child Abuse Museum
A. What type of museum are you designing: We know the museum is a Child Abuse Museum. So, here we want you to tell us how it will function. Refer to question #8.
B. Exhibitions/Displays: This ties in with question # A. Definition: “An exhibition, in the most general sense, is an organised presentation and display of a selection of items. ... In both varieties of English each object being shown within an exhibition is an "exhibit". In common usage, "exhibitions" are considered temporary and usually scheduled to open and close on specific dates.” Wikipedia. Read this article-Exhibition: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibition.
Family Convention Center
A. What are some issues you would like to see addressed?
FORMAT OF CONTEST ENTRY
- Design: all illustrations, artwork, etc. Should be done using JPG/JPEG, PNG, or GIFformats unless you are using architect software programs, or you are hand-drawing the material.
- Videos: Videos can be submitted but aren’t necessary. When submitting videos, use only MPEG format.
- Text: Submit all text in either pdf format or Microsoft word.
PARENT PERMISSION: (Only for Those Under 18).
Each contestant must submit a letter from their parents giving them permission to enter the contest. Please include letter with your submission. Include: parents’ name, address, phone, email.
If teachers decide to enter and submit designs as a classroom project, it is their responsibility to ensure that parents have given permission.
FINAL SUBMISSION DATE:
All entries must be submitted by December 31, 2019. No entries will be accepted after this date. The winner/s will be announced in the spring—first day of spring. This will give us the time needed to find an architect to be able to develop the renderings, etc.
Yes, more than one person can win. Yes, groups of people-youth can get together and submit their designs.
- $500.00 for each winner.
- Trophies for each winner.
- Your portrait hung in the child abuse museum and family convention center to be recognized as the designer of the building, etc.
- Lifetime VIP where you will receive everything free that will require payment at the museum.
- One of the individuals who will dig the shovel into the ground for the groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the project.
- Your expenses will be paid to attend the groundbreaking ceremony
- We are hoping that some wealthy person/s will also step in and offer gifts to the winners.
WHERE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:
- All entries must be submitted to voiceopinchildabusemuseum@gmail. com by December 31, 2019.
Additional questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Subject Area, please write: CONTEST QUESTION/S.