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dreamARCHITECTURE Birmingham- 2022 Theme: Draw Your DREAM HOSPITAL!

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 Our elementary school outreach program, dreamARCHITECTURE, is an annual art competition that encourages K-5 children to think about their built environment. Contest themes vary each year, allowing students to express their creativity through drawing their dream house, zoo, park and more. This wildly successful program sees participation from nearly 2,000 area children in Birmingham each year. In 2015, we expanded our program to serve schools in the Huntsville and Mobile areas.

Important Dates

  • Virtual Teacher Workshop – Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • Art Drop-Off Deadline- Wednesday, 4/6/2021
  • Drop-Off Method:
    • Mailed OR delivered in person to the Alabama Center for Architecture at 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S., Birmingham, AL 35233 (Hours: M-TH, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM; F, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM)
      Bring quarters or a smartphone/card to feed the parking meter!
  • Jury- April 2022
  • Awards Ceremony- 6 PM, Thursday, 5/5/2022
    • Bradley Lecture Center, Children’s Harbor, 1600 6th Ave S Building 4th Floor, Birmingham AL, 35233

**Event details are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates!**

Kindergarten-5th Grade students from the following cities/counties are eligible to participate:

  • Alabaster City
  • Bessemer City
  • Birmingham City
  • Fairfield City
  • Homewood City
  • Hoover City
  • Jasper City
  • Jefferson County
  • Leeds City
  • Midfield City
  • Pelham City
  • Pell City
  • Private Schools (Greater Birmingham Area)
  • Shelby County
  • St. Clair County
  • Tarrant City
  • Trussville City
  • Vestavia Hills City
  • Walker County

View the 2021 photos of the winner’s artwork here!

2022 Teacher Packet:

Birmingham Teacher Memo 2022

dreamARCHITECTURE Lesson Plan 2022

dreamFORM 2022