dreamARCHITECTURE

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2020 Theme – Draw your DREAM LIBRARY!

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.

Please Note: Due to the threat of “cooties” and changing school schedules caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the timeline for the dreamARCHITECTURE program has changed:

  • Art Drop-Off Deadline- May 1st
  • Drop-Off Method- Mailed via USPS to your city’s drop-off location OR delivered in person once the risk of COVID-19 spread has reduced
  • Jury- TBD
  • Teachers Notified- TBD
  • Awards Ceremonies- TBD

*Participation in this program is voluntary*

Stuck at home because of COVID-19? Consider participating in dreamARCHITECTURE: Draw Your dreamLIBRARY!

Find your city/county below to see if you are eligible to participate; all materials are available for download. Parents should mail entries to their city’s drop-off location, OR wait until risk of COVID-19 spread is reduced and deliver in-person.

We are also accepting entries online via Google Form. Simply upload an image of your student’s artwork and dreamFORM, and we will be in touch with more information!

Online Submissions Here

We have decided to waive the 11×17″ size requirement to make the project more inclusive for those who are completing at home! Email katie@karmamanagementinc.com with any questions.

Click here for Birmingham Info!

2020 Birmingham Teacher Packet:
Birmingham Teacher Memo 2020
dreamARCHITECTURE Lesson Plan 2020
dreamFORM 2020
Birmingham Teacher Workshop Itinerary 2020
2020 dreamARCHITECTURE Poster

Click here for Mobile Info!

2020 Mobile Teacher Packet:
Mobile Teacher Memo 2020
dreamARCHITECTURE Lesson Plan 2020
dreamFORM 2020
dreamArchitecture Poster

Click here for Huntsville Info!

2020 Huntsville Teacher Packet:
Huntsville Teacher Memo 2020
dreamARCHITECTURE Lesson Plan 2020
dreamFORM 2020
Huntsville Teacher Workshop Itinerary 2020
dreamArchitecture Poster

Interested in Sponsoring dreamARCHITECTURE?
Click here to download a form! 

Payment — Check made out to the Alabama Center for Architecture sent to 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S. Birmingham, AL 35233 OR online here.

All completed forms can be sent to katie@karmamanagementinc.com or mailed to 109 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S. Birmingham, AL 35205 with a check made out to the Alabama Center for Architecture.

See the 2019 winners from each city here:

Birmingham

Huntsville

Mobile