THE WINNERS ARE:
GRAND PRIZE: IDEA TO BE REALIZED + $1,000 cash. courtesy of Manitoba Association of Architects
Hold a contest for kids to design art and poetry on environment theme - print winners on buses. Good messages to encourage youth ridership.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE FINALISTS:
Each receive a Herman Miller Task Chair + compete in people’s choice [voting opens on Monday Sep. 21st and runs until Sun Sep. 27th]
Have an ice cream festival and give away $30,000 worth of free ice cream
Wii Chiiwaakanak Math Readiness Youth Program
Design a mobile grocery kiosk operated by local vendors, taking affordable, fresh food around various neighbourhoods, reducing food deserts
Paint a scramble corner at Portage & Main - citizens can imagine one day owning the intersection
OTHER TOP TEN IDEAS:
Create a medicine garden in the North End with sage, kinickaniack, sweetgrass, and cedar.
Nadinawe Safe House
Community bonfire pits to join the community together and get outside in the long winter months. Marshmallows recommended.
Camille Del Bigio
A ‘Funhole’ is a pothole filled with colourful grout. It’s a fun way to add character to Winnipeg while also improving road conditions.
Designate an area of The Forks for a permanent Food Truck Village. Include a weather controlled area for live music and pedestrian use.
Create a #tacticalurbanism fund for low-cost, seasonal, people-first projects - crosswalk paint, parklets, planters...Most grants < $250
<0.05% of native prairie habitat remains. City spends $37,438 a year mowing. Stop mowing highway boulevards. Restore native species!
All of the submissions will appear on this website in our Twitter feed and will ultimately be presented to City Hall as an idea bank for future use.
MANITOBA ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS PRIZE ($1000 CASH)
The MAA has generously donated a $1000 cash prize to be awarded to the author of the winning idea submission.
The Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA) is a self-governing professional association that is mandated by the Province of Manitoba to regulate the practice of architecture.
The MAA serves to advance the profession of architecture and actively engages and educates the public in architecture and design at a grassroots level. It proudly supports StorefrontMB and a myriad of projects such as Table for 1200/1201, Warming Huts, Commerce Design Winnipeg and Chair Your Idea etc.
COI SMART FURNITURE PRESENTS THE HERMAN MILLER PEOPLE'S CHOICE NOMINEE PRIZE (3 PRIZES AWARDED ESTIMATED VALUE $850 EACH)
Three Honourable Mentions will be selected by the jury to compete in an online poll for People's Choice. Each of the Honourable Mention Winners will receive a Herman Miller Mirra Ergonomic Task chair.
Herman Miller is a recognized innovator in contemporary interior furnishings, office furniture and solutions for healthcare environments. The company has produced furniture that would have become classics of industrial design.
Available at COI smartfurniture in Winnipeg, providers of premier furniture and services for the spaces where people work, live, learn, and heal. We create offices for people and performance–places where people want to be and where they are inspired to do their best work.
#FINDITDOWNTOWN PHOTO COMPETITION (VALUE $500)
The Downtown Winnipeg BIZ presents the #finditdowntown prize. Post a picture of yourself with one of the white chairs from the competition on Instagram using #chairyouridea and be entered to win a prize package valued at $500 which includes a night out Downtown!
CHAIR YOUR IDEA CLASSROOM PRIZE
Teachers! Are you looking to start the year with a great project that fits with the Manitoba curriculum under Education for Sustainable Development? Invite your class to CHAIR YOUR IDEA and show students how they can have an active and positive role in urban design in their city. We are challenging classrooms across Winnipeg to submit their idea on how to improve public space in Winnipeg. Get your class to submit an idea and they will be entered to win a hot lunch courtesy of 24-7 InTouch Contact Centres.