Excerpted from announcement by the Washington Monument (WAMO) and LearningTimes Teams:
The registration deadline for the “National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds” has been extended through November 30, 2010. (The deadline for submissions is December 18.) To register and submit an idea, go to the WAMO website.
This competition is open to all ages and backgrounds. They’re looking for novel and “creative ideas for making the area around the Monument more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public.”
You’ll find more information about the history of the Monument and the National Mall, including images of rare maps, documents, and other historical background in the competition section of the site.
Sponsors include LearningTimes, Albert H. Small, George Washington University, the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, Catholic University, American University, the University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, the University of Delaware, and the University of Texas, among others.