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BOX CITY BEST BUILDING CONTEST

Unfortunately this year, Historic Columbus has decided to cancel our annual Box City Summer Art Camp.  While we will miss seeing our campers, we are not leaving them high and dry!  Check out our new virtual Box City Best Building Contest! 

  1. Planning- Where to Start

Go on a walk in your neighborhood, learn more about architecture and

look at pictures on the internet.

a. Ask yourself, “What building will I make?”

Brainstorm types of buildings.

Commercial : Office, Church, Hospital, School, Courthouse,

Retail Shop (ice cream, pet store, etc.) Restaurant, Library, Museum, Fire Station,

Police Station, Mall, Sports Stadium, Army Base, Lighthouse, Amusement Park,

Theater, and more.

Residential :  House, Cottage, Apartment, Treehouse, Hotel, and more.

 

b. Learn about Architecture

 

Styles of Architecture: Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Octagon, Victorian, Cape Cod, Country French, Colonial, Victorian, Tudor, Craftsman, Cottage, Mediterranean, Ranch, Contemporary, etc.

Architectural Elements are doors, windows, shutters, porches, chimneys, brackets, column, pediment, cupola. The outside walls of the building might be brick, rock or siding. The roof of the building might be shingles, slate, metal or tile.

THE MORE ELEMENTS AND DETAILS YOU ADD TO YOUR

BUILDING THE BETTER IT WILL LOOK!

   

Play this matching game and then see how many you can find in you neighborhood.

 

  2. Make some sketches. 

 

 

  3. Collect your materials: Cardboard boxes, ruler, pencil, paper, paint, foam, markers, crayons, popsicle sticks, tin foil, or any material you have available.

 

 

  4. Start the construction: Siding, Roof, Windows, Doors, Porches, Landscaping, Signs

 

 

 

 

  5. Contest Entry: 

 

AGE: All Ages. We will have a winner for each category: Under 6, 7-9, 10-13, 14 and Up. (Subject to change based on participants) 

DEADLINE: June 28th at midnight. 

HOW TO ENTER: Fill out the Entry Form and Take 3-5 pictures, a video or a ChatterPIX of the building and email it to Callie Hecht at callie@historiccolumbus.com.

 

Win a Key to the City and an Icey Girl giftcard!!! 

Phone: (706)-322-0756
 

Fax: (706)-576-4760
 

Email: hcfinc@historiccolumbus.com

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1440 Second Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31901

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Historic Columbus
PO Box 5312
Columbus, Georgia 31906

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