The Michael Jackson Monument Design Competition

Thrilled to be on the jury for Archinects Michael Jackson Monument Design Competition.

They write:

“Michael Jackson lived one of the most extravagant, magnificent, and crafted lives in centuries. What act of design could possibly outshine the combined effect of the star’s own intricate life?

While the music and images Michael left us will seal his cultural immortality, we are still obliged to commemorate him. What is the nature of a monument to Michael Jackson? What single place do we choose to remember a person who touched the globe and had aspirations for the moon?

What is the appropriate scale to remember a man who operated on everything possible – from the studied renovation of his own human form to the creation of an architectural-scale wunderkamer at Neverland Ranch? What design proposal can top his own unrealized plans to construct a 50-foot robotic replica of himself that roams the Las Vegas desert shooting laser beams out of its eyes?

Live Forever challenges you to design a monument to the epic that was Michael Jackson. There are no limits to this open competition. Your monument may be located anywhere you choose and be any scale that you deem appropriate.”

Submission Details:

Entries must be submitted as a single 72 DPI image in JPG format sized exactly 1200 pixels by 800 pixels.

Entries must be uploaded via the online form by clicking the above “Upload Entry” button. Each entry may include one image and a text description not exceeding 500 characters.

All entries must be submitted no later than August 22 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.

The jury will select 3 winners in addition to 1 people’s choice award, as determined by an online vote.

The winners will be announced on August 29, 2009, what would have been Michael’s 51st birthday.

More details / entry submission here

You’ve got 10 days!


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