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Call for submissions: MAQ ‘Young Critic in Architecture’ competition

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The Maison de l’architecture du Québec is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the MAQ Young Critic in Architecture Competition (Concours Jeune Critique MAQ en architecture). The MAQ created this annual bilingual competition in 2011 in order to support and stimulate a new generation of high-calibre writing about architecture in Quebec.

Through an exciting association with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), this year the competition has expanded to include all of Canada and offers each of the two winners a $1,000 prize. In addition, the winning English-language text will be published in Canadian Architect, while the French-language text will be featured in Nouveau Projet.

This year’s theme is A Library for the Twenty-First Century. The task is to visit and to write a critical analysis of one or more libraries built in the last five years.

Jury members include: Nicolas Langelier, publisher and editor of Montreal’s Nouveau Projet magazine, Adele Weder, Vancouver-based writer, curator, and critic, Roland Yves Carignan, former managing editor and artistic director of Le Devoir, Sophie Gironnay, architectural columnist and founding director of Montreal’s MAQ, Elsa Lam, editor of Canadian Architect, and David Theodore, professor at McGill University and regular contributor to Azure and Canadian Architect.

Registration deadline: November 1st, 2015

Entry deadline: November 15th, 2015

For complete details and guidelines: visit the MAQ website in the competition (concours) section.