Guggenheim and Google Invite Public to Vote for Winner of Online Design Competition

Guggenheim and Google Invite Public to Vote for Winner of Online Design Competition

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Google invite the public to vote for its favorite design among the top ten People's Prize finalists for the Design It: Shelter Competition.

The competition-an interactive, online challenge-received submissions from 68 countries, for a total of nearly 600 entries that met the competition requirements.

Participants used Google SketchUp to create and submit designs for virtual 3-D shelters for a location of their choice anywhere on Earth.

Online voters can select a design by one of the top ten finalists for the People's Prize.

Finalists were preselected by students from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

In addition, a jury of architecture and design experts is reviewing all of the shelter submissions to choose a winner of the Juried Prize.

The winners of both the People's Prize and the Juried Prize will be announced on October 21, 2009, the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum.

Votes may be cast through October 10, 2009.

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