MidAmeriCon II will continue the successful strategy of running a contest to find a great design for the 2016 Hugo base.
Design proposals must be submitted by January 18, 2016.
All submissions need to include:
- Drawings, sketches, and, preferably, a fabricated sample of the proposed base unit accommodating the provided specifications.
- Cost estimate per base, and estimated total cost for the fabrication and shipping of 40 base units. As a guideline, bases should cost no more than $150 each to fabricate.
- Lead time needed to make the bases. The contest winner will be selected by late February 2016, and announced shortly afterward. Delivery of approximately 40 bases to MidAmeriCon II, at an address in the United States, will be expected in June 2016.
- Proof of your ability to either craft the bases or arrange for the work to be done.
The winner will receive a full Attending membership for MidAmeriCon II, and take part in the public unveiling of their design at the convention’s Opening Ceremonies and at the Hugo Awards Ceremony.
Photos of past Hugo awards can be viewed at the official Hugo Awards website.
Full details are here.