Submission Update

August 20, 2014

We are very much looking forward to receiving your Stage One design submission for the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.

The three parts of the submission required by the competition are:

Part A Concept Description
Part B Four A1 Size Boards (rigid, lightweight, landscape)
Part C 1, 2, 3 Two images and Press Summary

Submissions must be sent both electronically and physically. Your physical submission should include a USB memory stick with your full submission. As this is an anonymous submission procedure you must only use your unique registration number to identify your submission materials.

Please display your registration number clearly in the top right-hand corner of each A1 board, and on the front of your concept description document. The electronic file names on your USB memory stick should be your registration number with variants eg GH-1234567 Part A, or GH-1234567 Part B, Part C 1 etc.

Please note: the physical submission is the formal submission, which must be received by 12:00 noon EEST (Helsinki time) September 10, 2014. The electronic upload to the website is required as a record to complete our data capture, and will not be accepted in the place of a physical submission.

Postal submissions

  • Parts A and B
  • USB memory stick containing Parts A, B and C

Your submission should be sent to:

Design Guggenheim Helsinki Competition
Tamminiementie 6
Helsinki 00250

Personal or commercial courier deliveries will be accepted only on September 8 and 9, between 9am and 5pm EEST (Helsinki time) and on September 10, 9am till noon EEST (Helsinki time). International deliveries should declare the package contents as “Documents” to avoid customs fees and delays.

Electronic submission

In a change to the process, electronic submission will now be made through an online form. The form can be accessed through the competition website beginning September 2, 2014.

The form will include an option for competitors to tag their JPEG images. This option is being offered to enhance the visitor experience of the online gallery, which will be available for public viewing. Tags are not required, and the jury will not take tags into consideration when assessing the submissions.

File specifications for online form

Part A Concept Description (PDF, max 1MB)
Part B Four A1 Size Boards (PDF, max 10MB, landscape, submitted as one file at 300 dpi A3 scale)
Part C 1, 2, 3 Images 1, 2 (JPEG, max 1MB each)
Press Summary 3 (150 words, max 1MB)

The two JPEG images (selected from Part B) must be 1600px wide and 1200px high, landscape orientation, and saved in RGB (sRGB) format. Image 1 should be your preferred image.

Your deadline is 12:00 Noon EEST (Helsinki time), September 10, 2014 — if your entry is late or fails to meet the above criteria, it may be disqualified. Expect to be notified of receipt of physical submission within 10 working days. Please be advised that we cannot accept telephone or email inquiries.

A PDF version of this document is available for download.

Malcolm Reading
Competition Organizer