September 28, 2022

Committee Events > YAF Register

YAF Monsters of Design Call for Entries

5:00 PM
Submissions Online | Online Kansas City, MO 64108 Map

good design is good design
The Young Architects Forum (YAF) of AIA Kansas City, invites all young designers to submit their work for the 2022 Monsters of Design (MoD) Awards. Projects of all types and scales (architecture, product, furniture, lighting, graphic, drawings, etc.) are welcome.

MoD is a design competition for young designers from the Kansas City region. MoD recognizes the young trailblazers who take risks. Those whose work may not be recognized elsewhere. Submit built work, or day dream work. Heck, submit rejections. Past winners have included handbags, lighting fixtures, unbuilt conceptual buildings. We really mean it. Submit anything.

Only the first 75 entries will be considered. Get to it.

…must be students or young professionals under the age of 40 as of the end of 2022.
…must reside and work within 250 miles of Kansas City.
…group work may be submitted, but only if every member of the group meets all eligibility requirements.
…MoD recognizes individual designers - not entities or firms. Entries submitted under company names will NOT be considered. Companies ARE permitted to cover entry fees of individuals.
…All digital and physcial submissions, including renderings and display boards must be the work of thedesigner(s) responsible for its creation. If a designer was responsible for only certain parts of a larger project, only the portions designed by the qualified entrant may be submitted.

submission requirements
one (1) 24x36 presentation board and a written statement of intent (500 word or less).
Please send all submission materials to
We recommend utilizing file transfer services such as google drive or WeTransfer.

a panel of jurors from across the country will give awards at their discretion. Winners will be announced at the MoD awards party.

This years jury includes:
Robert Hutchison, Architect - Seattle
Sylvia Hardy, Visual Artist - Los Angeles
Karl Puljak, Director, School of Design - Louisiana Tech University

dates and deadlines
july 25 registration opens
september 28 submission materials due online and at AIA Kansas City office
november 11 MoD awards party


Professional Award Submision - $35.00
Student Award Submission - $20.00


View Mobile Site