CHAIR YOUR IDEA

HUNDREDS OF CHAIRS = HUNDREDS OF URBAN DESIGN IDEAS FOR WINNIPEG

WAY TO GO WINNIPEG! The CHAIR YOUR IDEA Block Party was a huge success. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who submitted. Click here for the full list of winners and prizes.

 

DO YOU HAVE A CREATIVE URBAN DESIGN IDEA FOR WINNIPEG? SHARE YOUR IDEA AND SEE IT REALIZED IN 2016!

Available to all Winnipeggers, CHAIR YOUR IDEA is a crowdsourced and crowdfunded open competition that seeks to generate 1000+ urban design ideas and $30,000+ to realize the winning idea.

For a $25 registration fee participants are asked to submit their creative initiative in 140 characters or less [Twitter length] and contribute one WHITE CHAIR for public use to mark their submission.

The chairs are placed in public locations throughout the city and cared for by participating local businesses for the duration of the three week competition period. The accumulating chairs and the creative new ideas associated with them will allow Winnipeggers to take a seat in the newly claimed public spaces, take part in the urban design discussion, and exchange thoughts on how to make our city even better.

The campaign launched on August 27th with release of ‘celebrity chairs’, sample ideas and chairs dedicated and by well known Winnipeg personalities and community leaders. 

At the end of the competition period the winning idea[s] are selected by a high caliber jury and the campaign will culminate in a downtown BLOCK PARTY Saturday September 19, 2015 as part of the Winnipeg Design Festival. At the event, taking place in a prominent location, the 1000+ chairs will be gathered for a final spectacular display of Winnipeg innovation, pride and spirit, and the winner[s] of the competition are announced. 

We know great ideas can come from anyone. We invite you to 'take your seat at the table' and join the conversation about urban design in our city.

 

Registration has closed.

To see how much has been raised, click HERE.

To find out about how to sponsor us, click HERE.

 

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BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR:

CHAIR YOUR IDEA is seeking for major event sponsors for the competition LAUNCH EVENT and the final BLOCK PARTY

 

To discuss the Event Sponsorship packages, please contact:

Johanna Hurme

phone: 204.480.4821 

e-mail: johanna@5468796.ca

 

Other Sponsorship Opportunities:

WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP:

5468796 is partnering with local community service organizations to run outreach workshops. These workshops provide the opportunity for underprivileged youth in Winnipeg to engage with design and participate in the competition. This sponsorship opportunity is as follows:

 

A contribution of $1,000.00 provides:
- the opportunity for up to 20 underprivileged Winnipeg youth to attend a workshop
- covers the cost of competition registration and participation for all participants
- the opportunity to empower youth and encourage them to have a positive and active influence on our city.

In recognition of your contribution:
- Your firm will be featured on our website as a community partner
- Your firm will appear on all competition and event promotional material
- Chair Your Idea will feature your firm in tweets and online posts about the workshop
- Your logo will appear, along with the chairs from the workshop, in a prominent location in Winnipeg
- Images of the workshop and competition will be provided to your firm to be used as promotional material

 

CELEBRITY CHAIR SPONSORSHIP:

A talented group of local designers have donated their time and skills to create featured chairs for a select group of community leaders and well known Winnipeg personalities which will help to promote the event. We would like to offset the cost of creating these one-of-a-kind pieces. 

 

A contribution of $1,000.00 provides:

- Material our designers work with unique materials to create the chairs including wood, metal, and stone
- Skilled Labour some of the chairs require skilled craftsmen including metalsmiths, this allows us to ensure that the chairs are made to the highest quality standard

In recognition of your contribution we offer you the following visibility opportunities:

- Acknowledgement as a Sponsor of Chair Your Idea
- Prominent logo placement on all marketing and publicity materials, news releases, and invitations, advertisements, and any other communication vehicles
- Prominent name and logo placement on our website with a link to your organization’s website Recognition as a Sponsor for a chair designed by one of our talented local designers and promoted by one of our Celebrity Chairpersons.
- Online Recognition by Chair Your Idea and 546 in the form of Tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook posts throughout the competition featuring the chair.
- Promotional Images of the featured chair and competition will be provided to your organization to be used as promotional material

Have questions? Send us an email info@chairyouridea.ca

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