Submission Guidelines

Registration Requirements
First things first, you have to register. Yes, this will take some time, but hey, filling out a one page application for $25,000 is nothing to scoff at.

To register, go to or click on the button in the top right hand corner.

After you login, submit your proposal by providing us with an image of your project, and to be prepared to provide some basic information:

§ Program overview
§ Goals
§ Community partner/s
§ Location
§ Architect
§ What you need to complete your project
§ How much money you need to do so
§ How much money have you raised

You can propose as many projects as you like. If you are nominating someone else’s program, please make sure they have not already submitted a proposal.

Please be certain to update all contact information through the GAMECHANGERS website.

If you have any questions or trouble registering, please feel free to contact us

Rules and Terms
We ask that all entrants read and agree to the rules before submitting a proposal. The rules are intended to make it possible for Architecture for Humanity and its partners to build one or more of the selected projects.

In submitting an entry to the GAMECHANGERS Sports Micro-Venture Fund, all participants agree to comply with the rules and terms of entry below.

In order to enter, entrants must register on the GAMECHANGERS site. Participants may submit multiple proposals but must complete submissions.

For jurying purposes, each proposal is considered as a separate entry and will be reviewed accordingly. Please note that unsuccessful proposals will be held and eligible for further rounds of funding reviews.


Period of Submission
The period of submission is August 04, 2010 – October 29, 2010 (recently extended). The organizers reserve the right to delay or extend the period of submission.

Submitters are invited to develop their proposal throughout the submission period. Once the submission period has ended they will not be permitted to make changes to their entry. Proposals that are late, illegible, incomplete, misdirected or incompletely received will not be eligible.

Ownership and Copyright
By entering the RFP process, entrants agree to a) post entry materials on the GAMECHANGERS website and to the Terms of Use of the GAMECHANGERS site; b) to allow Architecture for Humanity to license all design solutions under the Creative Commons licensing and to adhere to the terms of the selected license.

The selected design team will own all design concepts, drawings, images, renderings, sketches, photographs, models, and/or text, documents, information or other materials submitted in association with this initiative. However, the recipient and selected team hereby grants Architecture for Humanity and its designees perpetual, free, unrestricted use of the submission materials in fulfillment of its charitable purposes, including its annual report, its websites and in communications with volunteers, funders and the media and all other purposes specified in these Rules. Such use is expressly not directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation.

Notwithstanding Architecture for Humanity’s rights as a Licensor, competition entrants shall retain full rights to use the documents in other projects for commercial and for-profit purposes.

By entering this competition entrants warrant that all materials submitted by them are their own, that nothing in the submission of these materials will infringe the copyright or any other right of any person and that they have full authority to submit the materials for such purposes.

Exhibition and Publication
The organizers will exhibit selected entries to GAMECHANGERS during and after the RFP period. The results of the competition may be presented online, in galleries or other venues, or in a printed publication and all entries will be available to be viewed on the Open Architecture Network. Selected and Finalist entrants may be asked to build scale models representing their design and provide printed presentation boards for exhibition purposes.

In any exhibition, publication, or website, the organizers will make every effort to properly credit the team. Architecture for Humanity and its designees reserve the right to utilize materials submitted by entrants in any publication or promotional endeavor in perpetuity and free of charge (See "Ownership and Copyright").

Awards and Grants
The jury reserves the right to select as many grantees and distribute the available funds as they deem worthy. Each award will be made to the organization listed in the proposal. We will award 10% of the grant toward an existing or mutually designated design services team.

In accepting the award, the entrant agrees to the commitments and obligations of the Finalists. Entrants selected as Finalists will be required to enter into a contract with Architecture for Humanity to further develop and implement their design and to sign a release in order to receive prize monies. Architecture for Humanity reserves the right to implement the winning design concept with or without the involvement of the entrant, but will make all reasonable efforts to include the entrant in the implementation of the design.

Architecture for Humanity will make every reasonable effort to contact the winning entrant and notify the entrant of the award. In the event the winner chooses not to accept the prize, cannot be contacted for any reason, or fails to respond to repeated notification attempts and/or emails within 14 days, the prize money will be forfeited. In such an event, Architecture for Humanity may, but is not obligated to, award the prize monies to another entry in its sole discretion.

No substitution or transfer of prize monies will be allowed. Architecture for Humanity reserves the right not to award all prize monies in the event competition administrators receive an insufficient number of eligible entries that meet the minimum criteria as set forth as part of the competition guidelines.

The jury has the sole authority and responsibility to recommend winners at the end of the RFP periods. The organizers reserve the right to make a final decision regarding the winning scheme and any funding that may be made available for the development or implementation of designs entered into the competition. The competition administrators decisions in connection with all matters concerning the competition shall be final and binding.

Limitation of Liability
By entering the RFP, all entrants and team members agree to indemnify, defend and hold Architecture for Humanity including its chartered units, and its governors, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners, funders, sponsors and volunteers from and against any and all suits, claims, demands, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating in any way to services it provides in connection with this agreement.

If you have any questions about the rules stipulated above, please do not hesitate to contact the competition administrators.

Commitments and Obligations
The goal of GAMECHANGERS is to improve lives. In order to implement the winning designs, we rely on the commitment and support of the entrants. Design teams selected as finalists must be willing to commit time and energy in partnership with Architecture for Humanity to develop--and ultimately build--their design.

We recognize that this may take you away from other work. To support designers on-going involvement, if your design is selected for implementation you will receive a stipend, which is intended to cover out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the project. In exchange, you will gain the experience of work alongside a community partner to realize your design. There is no more meaningful work.

Entrants must be willing to agree to the commitments and obligations described below in order to receive prize monies and be acknowledged as a finalist of the design competition.

§ to create a physical model and print presentation boards to be used for exhibition purposes;
§ to enter into a commercially reasonable contract with Architecture for Humanity to develop the selected design;
§ to engage community members and other beneficiaries of the technology center in the design process;
§ to make himself or herself available for a site visits to ensure the integrity of their design and support the construction of the facility;
§ to work with a licensed site architect, if necessary;
§ to ensure the use of local materials and local labor whenever practicable;
§ to promote sustainable and environmental practices.

We hope your project is selected, and we look forward to working with you.