ELIGIBILITY & REGISTRATION
Can I still register?
Yes, you may register anytime before the extended registration deadline: Tues. Nov. 13th at 11:59 PM (EST). Once your registration fee payment clears, you will receive an email with your unique registration ID# to include on your Posters, and a custom submission link you will use to submit your design entry.
Who is eligible?
In general, if you are a design professional or design student living in the Americas (North America, Central America, South America, or the Caribbean) as a citizen, legal resident or full-time student at the time you submit your entry, you are eligible to enter the competition. All competitors agree to the Terms & Conditions.
Can team members live outside of the Americas?
Yes, team members can live outside the Americas. However, the Team leader must be living in the Americas as a citizen, legal resident or full-time student at the time the team’s entry is submitted.
If I am a citizen of the Americas, but live long-term outside of the Americas, am I eligible?
Yes, you are eligible to participate, but ONLY as a member of a team, IF the team leader is living in the Americas as a citizen, legal resident or full-time student at the time the team’s entry is submitted. You must also meet all other eligibility requirements.
Can teams include both professionals and students?
Can students enter on their own?
How many times can I enter?
Individuals or teams can enter the competition an unlimited number of times. A separate registration and entry fee is required for each design entry submitted; you can use the same login credentials (email and password) to access and add to your list of registrations.
I registered and made payment via PayPal. Why haven’t I received an email confirmation with submission instructions?
Please be patient. PayPal may take up to 1-3 days to fully process your payment. Until your payment is finalized, your registration will be considered incomplete. You will receive a confirmation email from WizeHive when PayPal has confirmed payment. Please check your inbox and spam folder for emails from WizeHive.com. If you have a question about your registration or payment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact PayPal.
DESIGN CRITERIA & CONSIDERATIONS
Is the design supposed to fit a particular budget?
Designers should consider the program considerations listed in the Competition Brief under Design Criteria. Designs are not required to fit a budget, but should intend to be economical to manufacture.
Can the design be a bench, or does it have to be a single seat?
Designs can be any kind of outdoor seating that considers the Design Criteria listed in the Competition Brief. This may include modular designs, single seats, or seats that accommodate more than one person at a time.
How will the seats be stored at the park?
Seats will be stored outside. How they are stored will depend on the winning design.
Will seats be available for use all day, every day?
Yes. Note: Park hours vary by season.
Will The Battery Green have Wi-Fi capabilities?
Yes, The Battery currently has WiFi Internet access throughout the park, and when The Battery Green is completed in 2014, it will include WiFi access.
What dimension is the RFID tag?
Designers should consider RFID tag location and dimension that works best for their design. The RFID tag can be a very small imprint on each unit. The size is up to you.
SUBMISSIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Where can I find my Unique Registration ID?
If you completed the registration process and your fee was paid, you should have received an email from WizeHive.com with the subject line “Submission Details for The Battery Conservancy Americas Design Competition 2012″. Check the inbox and spam folder of the email address you used when registering. This email contains your unique registration ID, which is required to include on your Posters.
Where do I submit my design?
If you completed the registration process and your fee was paid, you should have received an email from WizeHive.com with the subject line “Submission Details for The Battery Conservancy Americas Design Competition 2012″. Check the inbox and spam folder of the email address you used when registering. This email contains your unique registration ID, and a personalized submission link. You must click on this link in your email to submit your design materials.
Can Posters A & B include extra information?
Yes, you may include extra graphics or relevant information (ie. callouts, measurements) on Posters A & B — it is your choice. The poster requirements listed in The Competition Brief are minimum requirements. The optional Video and Process Book also provide an opportunity to include additional materials.
What is the download link for the provided plan view of The Battery Green? Is this required to include in Poster A?
The Battery Green plan view from page 4 of The Competition Brief can be downloaded here: http://thebattery.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BatteryGreen-ScalePlan.pdf. This file is for your reference, and includes a scale in the lower corner of the drawing. Please also see the next question.
Please clarify the purpose of the plan view requirement for Poster A.
The ‘scale depiction’ is meant to show your design in context; to describe how the design can be arranged, grouped, etc. The depiction could be quite small and diagrammatic, or it can be a plan or a perspective view — it is your choice how you represent your design in context. Note: This plan or context view will be more important to those designs that have some unique qualities when used in multiples.
What if my design is not a conventional “chair”? How should I represent it in elevation on Poster B?
For non-conventional seating elements, we suggest that Poster B’s profile view still be used to show an example of one of the design’s typical 1:1 dimensions, ie. in a section cut. You can use Poster A and other materials you submit to demonstrate the other variations or views of your design.
If chosen as a winner, what can I do with my design?
You own all rights in your design, except for the rights that you have given to the Conservancy and The Parks Department, as detailed in the full Terms & Conditions. This means, for example, that you can permit someone other than the Conservancy or The Parks Department to fabricate the seating you have designed, with the following exceptions:
The Conservancy and The Parks Department will have the exclusive right to use the winning design in the Park and in City Parks.
The design must always be identified by the official name of the design, provided by the Conservancy.
The design used in the Park must be unique in some way from all other iterations of the fabricated design, for example, in color, texture or a unique design detail.
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* For full Terms & Conditions, please download The Competition Brief on the Requirements Page