World War I Memorial Design Competition


World War I Centennial Commission is currently holding a design competition for the World War I Memorial to be located at Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C.   Congress has authorized the World War I Centennial Commission to enhance the existing Pershing memorial by constructing on Pershing Park “appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping.” The objective of this design competition is to transform Pershing Park from a park that happens to contain a memorial to a site that is primarily a national World War I memorial, within a revitalized urban park setting with a distinct sense of place that complements the memorial purpose while attracting visitors, workers, and residents of the District of Columbia.

The competition is a two stage competition with Stage I running as an open competition and Stage II, the Jury will select a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) Design Entries to be invited to participate in Stage II of this Design Competition.

Jury includes Maurice Cox, Benjamin Forgey, Laurie Olin, Harry Robinson, Brigadier General John F. Shortal, USA, Allison Williams, Jennifer Wingate.

The entry fee is $100USD and all entries need to be submitted digitally.

July 21, 2015 — Stage I Design Entries Due (electronic submission and entry fee paid)

Find out more at the Official World War I Memorial Design Competition

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