There is still time to enter the 10th edition of the CODAawards
CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, sees a world where spaces do not have to be boring, and the places we live and work can be improved through genius design and the magnificence of art. The 10th CODAawards, hosted by CODAworx, is a manifestation of this vision, and there is still time to enter your project before the entry period ends on 31st May.
Winning projects over the years have represented not only the creative prowess of top visionaries in interior, architectural, or public spaces, but also symbolise how art and design bring peace, prosperity, and profound meaning to our lives.
Barbara Tober, Chairman Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design, served on the very first jury for the CODAawards, and will again this year. She notes, ‘These awards stimulate the creation of new and unique artistic ideas for the future of this worldwide phenomenon.’
Artists, designers, architects, public art administrators, art consultants, industry resources, technologists, cross-disciplinary creators, landscape architects, and others involved in the collaborative process of creating artful spaces are encouraged to enter. The ten categories projects can be submitted in are: Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Institutional, Landscape, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Residential, and Transportation.
CODAawards winners are promoted by CODAworx through an international PR campaign, delivering unparalleled public recognition through print, social media, and digital presence throughout the year. It’s not uncommon for award-winning projects to attract press attention this way.
Last year’s winner in the Public Spaces category by artist Rebecca Mendez was featured on the PBS Newshour. The 2020 winning project, I Was Here, combined art, history, song, and technology to bring attention to the history of enslaved people, places, beliefs, and common connections.
I Was Here project director Marjorie Guyon states, ‘CODAworx has brought national and international attention to the I Was Here project. We simply can’t say enough about how significant their advocacy, reach, support, and comprehensive understanding of the public art world has been for us.’
Winning projects are showcased in CODAworx marketing efforts, events, and one-year CODAworx Pro memberships (valued at $600 USD) are awarded. As our National Media Partner, Interior Design announces the winners every year in a fall issue and on their website. In this awards cycle, CODAworx welcomes ICON‘s Editor in Chief as a juror, as well as ICON as a CODAwards Partner.
Returning jurors include designers Clodagh, Lauren Rottet and Jamie Drake, architects Malcolm Holzman and Gisue Hariri and award-winning artists Guy Kemper and Patrick Marold. Cindy Allen, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design, also serves on the jury.
All jurors, whether design professionals or art professionals, marry the concept of Collaboration of Design + Art (CODA) in their own work – which makes them perfect to select the best projects that exemplify the mission of the awards.
The jurors of the 10th CODAawards will evaluate projects based on three criteria:
- The integration of commissioned artwork into site-specific projects, completed in the last 3 years
- The strength of the collaborative process among the creative teams, commissioners, and industry resources
- The ability of a project to blend the art and design seamlessly to create a place as art, rather than a place with art
An exhibition in the Octagon Museum, which is on the grounds of the National AIA Headquarters in Washington, DC, will acknowledge the 10th CODAawards winning projects in the summer of 2023. This gem of a museum is visited by thousands of architecture enthusiasts and an exhibition there is a fantastic way for people to familiarize themselves with your work.
This October, the CODAawards Celebration Party will take place in Denver, Colorado on the last evening of CODAsummit: Art, Technology and Place.
Enter the CODAawards, and accept the public recognition you deserve as CODAworx honours the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.
For further information, visit CODAawards.com
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