Archilovers chosen as first-ever guest judge in Palm Springs Modernism Week photo challenge

Contest details to be announced soon – watch this space!

by Malcolm Clark
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Archilovers– the professional network for architecture and design – has achieved further recognition of its tireless work promoting the best and the rest from the thriving community of architecture and design by being invited to be the first ever guest judge for the new bi-monthly photo challenge organised by the Palm Springs Modernism Week.

This event, the only such one in the country, is an exciting 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture. The modernism design aesthetic, originating in the 1950s and 60s, was typified by clean, simple lines and celebrated elegant informality which came to define desert modernism.

The modernism week to showcase Palm Springs' world-renowned mid-century modern architecture was first held in 2006 and followed on from the successes of the Modernism Show and the annual symposium organised by the Architecture and design council and and the Plam Springs Art Museum which had begun a few years earlier.

The contest (more information can be found on the Modernism week blog) is a bi-monthly photo challenge whose theme will be notified by means of a prompt given by the organisers. These prompts change every other Thursday and players are invited to snap anything and everything connected to the prompts, apply their favourite filter and upload it to their instagram account. All the photos, which will be identified with the hashtags #ModernismProject, #Name of current prompt #archilovers, will then be viewed by the judging panel which will decide the winner of the contest on the following Wednesday. The prizes for the winners are tickets to the Modernism week events or equivalent value prizes for those who cannot get there (after all the competition is open to everybody from all parts of the world!)

Watch this space and the Modernism week blog. We will be announcing the prompt on October 11th.

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