National LGBT Veterans Memorial Project
Monument Design Competition
I. Competition Announcement:
II. Project Concept Statement:
The concept behind this project is to honor LGBT military veterans. There are three specific aspects regarding this purpose: First, a central monument will be created; secondly the memorial ground will include burial space for cremains of honorably discharged veterans; and thirdly, individual memorializations. While the site will serve individuals, it will also serve as a national place of honor, retaining the dignity of a memorial garden. The designer should keep in mind that the Memorial will also be used for ceremonies, wreath layings and other services.
The design competition is open to all interested participants.
IV. Competition Management:
The design competition shall be managed by the NLGBTVM Board of Directors and its designated representatives.
i. Electronically in pdf format to: email@example.com and
ii. Two hard copies through US Mail, UPS, FedEx or similar service to: National LGBT Memorial Project
P.O. Box 780514
San Antonio, TX 78278-0514
e. Confidentiality - All submissions will be treated as confidential unless confidentiality is specifically waived by entrant, except that the winning entry and two runner-up entries may be placed on the Memorial Project web site.
f. Ownership of Design – Each submission must be accompanied by a statement of authorship attesting that the
design is original and is the work of the entrant. The top three winning entry designs shall become the
property of the National LGBT Veterans Memorial Project, with attribution to the designing entrant.
g. Questions and concerns should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
a. Selected designer may be given a contract to complete construction drawings.
VII. Proposed Timetable: (Subject to change)
a. Design Competition announced on Immediately
b. Submission deadline - October 15, 2013
c. Jury Review- TBA
d. Design Presentation for finalists -TBA
e. Jury final selection of winning entry - TBA
f. Memorial Project and Congressional Cemetery approvals of winning design NLT TBA
VIII. Review Process:
b. The jury’s decisions are made by simple majority vote. All decisions by the jury are final and are not subject to appeal.
any recourse to courts of law is excluded. Judges decision is final. Staff of and persons related to members of the awarding authority board of directors, Congressional Cemetery board of directors and the competition management are not eligible to enter the competition.
c. Winning entry shall be submitted by the jury to the NLGBTVM and the Congressional Cemetery Board
of Directors for final approval.
IX. Design Parameters
a. Statement of Intent:
c. Core Features:
The Monument Project design submissions must include the following elements:
i. Perspective drawings:
1. An overall drawing of the intended look and feel for the site.
2. An overhead plat of the design elements.
3. A street view elevation of the design elements.
iii. Landscaping plans, if any, considering native low maintenance plants or shrubs with root systems that will not
interfere with memorial design by growing under stones and bricks causing them to heave.
iv. Memorialization by engraved bricks, pavers or similar materials may be incorporated around the design in
three (3) sizes: 4” 8”, 8” x 8” and 12” x 8” respectively.
vi. An estimate of the cost of the monument