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National Ideas Competition for Washington Monument

There is still time to get involved in the National Ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds (WAMO). Every generation leaves its mark on the National Mall in Washington, DC. WAMO encourages people of all ages and experience levels to submit creative ideas for making the area around the Monument more welcoming, educational, and effectively used by the public.
The registration deadline has been extended through November 30, 2010. The deadline for submissions is December 18th. Please register today and submit an idea on the WAMO website:


There is plenty of time to develop your submission! Kenneth Bowling, a member of the Competition Steering Committee and adjunct professor at George Washington University explained: "It took architect and civil engineer Peter L'Enfant only fourteen days from the time of his arrival in Georgetown in 1791 to complete the draft of his idea for the entire 6000 acre federal city." 

The Competition is led by an independent Steering Committee of university professors, architects and designers, and civic leaders in partnership with The George Washington University. The jury is composed of distinguished individuals who are creative and forward thinkers and span a variety of careers and perspectives: architecture, community planning, design, academia (geography, history, American studies), civics, and theater arts.

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, the University of Texas, and other educational and professional organizations. 

Check the WAMO website for more information about the history of the Monument and the National Mall – including images of rare maps, documents, and other historical background:


Start thinking, today, about how you might enhance this important public space for use by future generations of Americans and visitors to the Nation's Capital. 
November 14, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

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