2023 Instructables – Make It Bridge Student Design Challenge

Entry Deadline: June 26, 2023
Categories: MISC Competitions
2023 Instructables - Make It Bridge Student Design Challenge

General Information

In this contest your challenge is to rethink a gap that exists in your community by designing a new structure or space that includes a pedestrian bridge to offer something more for the people and places it connects. We are giving away more than $50,000 in prizes to the best entries!

A pedestrian bridge can attract attention as a significant visual feature of a landscape, or it can subtly blend into its surroundings. It can provide physical and visual connection across divided spaces, bridging the gap between old and new, urban and natural, struggle and opportunity, possible and impossible…

We are excited to welcome back NFL football star James Develin who is teaming up with fellow engineering school graduate and Boston hockey star Connor Clifton to explore the spaces in between their past and present, and to imagine a better future together as designers and builders in the new “Bridging Gaps” web series.

Your design should:
– Include a pedestrian-scale bridge
– Be relevant to one or more of the following uses:
Strengthening civic life or social infrastructure
Bringing people together across lines of difference
Promoting a deeper relationship between humans and nature
Increasing accessibility and/or a sense of belonging for a user group
– Approach the task with a real-world perspective, demonstrating skills and knowledge from one or more of the following fields: architecture, engineering, construction, and/or the skilled trades
– Incorporate Autodesk software

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Prize (2) – $10,000.00 / Scholarship Award (2 Categories)

First Prize (4) – $5,000.00 / Scholarship Award

Second Prize (10) – $1,000.00 / Scholarship Award

Runner-Up (20) – $50.00 / Gift Card

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