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Museum of Science Fiction to Hold Awards Ceremony for International Architectural Design Competition with eBay, Google, and DreamHost

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Museum of Science Fiction, the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, is hosting a special awards ceremony to reveal and honor the best designs of its international architectural design competition. This global competition has received 463 registrations from 46 different countries to compete for the best design for the Museum of Science Fiction’s planned 2015 preview museum to be built in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

“We are simply amazed by the level of global participation from architects and designers around the world”

The Preview Museum is designed to be a modular, re-deployable 4,000 square-foot facility that can be moved to another city after the full-size museum is completed.

The September 25 event will be presented at the SmithGroup Offices in partnership with eBay, Google, DreamHost, Science Channel, Grunley Construction, and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

“We are simply amazed by the level of global participation from architects and designers around the world,” said Greg Viggiano, Executive Director of the Museum. “The science fiction community is truly global and we intend to highlight this aspect in every part of our planning and implementation.”

The awards ceremony will feature the overall winner, chosen by a distinguished jury, as well as recognition of a People’s Choice Award. To participate in selecting the People’s Choice design, visit www.facebook.com/museumofsciencefiction on September 15 for voting and official rules. The top designs will receive special recognition at the awards ceremony and be included in a special exhibition hosted by the DC Public Library.

Within the next few months, the Museum of Science Fiction is planning for the exhibit to tour New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Moscow, and London.

Watch for more information about these and other upcoming events on the Museum’s Facebook page and website: www.museumofsciencefiction.org

About the Museum of Science Fiction

The nonprofit Museum of Science Fiction will be the world’s first comprehensive science fiction museum, covering the history of the genre across the arts and providing a narrative on its relationship to the real world. The Museum will show how science fiction continually inspires individuals, influences cultures, and impacts societies. Also serving as an educational catalyst to expand interest in the science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) areas, the Museum uses tools such as mobile applications and wifi-enabled display objects to engage and entertain. For a full press packet on the Museum of Science Fiction’s vision and other information, visit: www.museumofsciencefiction.org/presspacket

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Contacts

Museum of Science Fiction
Neeraj Agrawal, +1-657-215-1701
neeraj.agrawal@museumofsciencefiction.org