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Submissions can be done individually or in teams to come up with a bold new idea or use for the immediate and surrounding site. It is strongly encouraged that the final submission address one of the seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter) and accessibility to the river. Using the downloadable submission board, draw, paint, collage, render, write, use any medium you’d like to clearly interpret your idea. 

If you’re submitting online, include a pdf or word document with your individual/team information as outlined below. If you’re submitting in person, simply write your name, contact email & phone number and 150 word maximum description of the idea all on the back of the page. Multiple submissions are welcome, but only one 11x17 per idea. 

Rules + Conditions

FREE TO ENTER! One complete submission per concept. Each submission is to use the downloadable board and add to it. Organizers reserve the right to not include fully completed submissions as outlined below. All submissions will be displayed in a manner that the organizers see fit.  


Those involved with the competition and or organization are permitted to participate but will not be eligible for prizes. Otherwise, everyone and anyone is eligible to participate. 


1.  Image & short description
2.  Clarity of Description
3.  Community & Neighborhood Impact

Not Evaluated:                             
1.  Quality of drawing
2.  Feasibility of idea
3.  Affordability

Accessibility to River, Memorial, Seasonal Adaptability & Site Limitations

downloads  - Competition now closed -

Download Ideas Competition Brief
Download 11x17 Submission Board

Download Site Autocad Drawing

Additional Site Information: City of Winnipeg EOI 2006
Winnipeg Zoning By-law 100/2004: Part 6: Riverbank Sector (page 70-78)

The Alexander Dock Report on Public Consultations for Future Use of the Alexander Dock Site


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Email your submissions to along with an 8.5x11" team description. Refer to competition brief for complete instructions. 


Competition Launch      March 6.2018

Questions Deadline      April 15.2018

Submission Deadline    April 24.2018

Event + Exhibition        May 25.2018

Exhibition at the Manitoba Centennial Centre      May 26 - June 9

Exhibition at the Forks     June 9 - 23


1st Place, CentreVenture Prize                $1,000 cash prize
2nd Place, HTFC Prize                            $350 Exchange District Gift Package, including 1 night stay at the Mere Hotel
3rd Place, Exchange District Biz Prize     $170 Exchange District Food Voucher

Peoples Choice, MAA Prize                    $170 Exchange District Food Voucher


An opening event and exhibition will be held on May 25th at the Mere Hotel and Cibo Waterfront Cafe to celebrate and display all the submissions. Look forward to details closer to the date.



Participants retain all rights to competition concepts. By condition of participation, the competition organizer reserves the right to selectively publish these concepts as they see fit.