Step-by-Step Guide

Here is an eight step guide to enter a design in the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition.

Step 1

Please read and ensure you understand all of the information and instructions presented on this website, including the Competition Rules & Requirements and Judging Process.

Step 2

If you have questions, follow the instructions on the Q&A section of this website to submit them.
Questions will be accepted during the dedicated question period of April 15 to September 15, 2014.

All questions and answers will be posted on the website by September 17 and will remain posted for reference until the close of submissions on October 15, 2014. No email responses will be sent.

Step 3

Prepare your design entry materials according to the Memorial Vision & Design Principles and adhering to the Design Requirements, and Competition Rules & Requirements.

DO NOT include your name, address or contact information on your design entry materials or written rationale.

Step 4

Complete all of the required information fields on the on-line Submission Form.

You must confirm that:

  • You are at least 18 years of age and a resident of the USA. Any competitor under the age of 18 must have their design entry submitted by their parent or legal guardian.
  • You have read and accepted the Competition Rules and Conditions.
  • The artwork you are submitting is an original design.

Step 5

Upload your design entry materials in the space provided on the Submission Form.

You must include one to three visual illustrations of a single monument design. Acceptable file type options are PDF, GIF, JPEG and PNG.

Enter a written rationale for your design concept in the text box provided (up to 500 words in English).

Step 6

Review your entry submission information and materials to confirm they are accurate.

Complete and submit your Submission Form and materials no later than 5:00 p.m. PT on October 15, 2014.

Step 7

You will receive a confirmation email that includes a Submission Identification (ID) Number.

Print your confirmation email so you have a record of your ID Number.

You must retain this ID Number for future use and reference.

Step 8

If you successfully followed Steps one through seven, your memorial design entry has been submitted to the judging panel for scoring.

The winning entrant will be contacted no later than December 2014.