Call for Entries:
As Seen On [ ]

Call for Essays: As Seen On [  ]
The Fourth Annual Urban Omnibus Writing Competition

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m. EDT
This competition is now closed.

The winning and runner-up essays, listed below, are now published on Urban Omnibus. 

A book collecting the winners is currently on sale at Greenlight Bookstore and available online with a donation to Urban Omnibus.

Winner:
The Wandering Women,” by Maya Sorabjee

Runners-Up:
Beleaguered Backstage,” by Andrew Renninger
A Wanderer in the Unwired City,” by Nick Tobier

Honorable Mention:
As Seen On The 6 Train To Heaven,” by Rishe Groner

Jury
Abraham Burickson, Artistic Director, Odyssey Works; co-author of the forthcoming Six Proposals for a More Beautiful World

Annie Coggan, Contributing Editor, A Public Space; principal, Coggan + Crawford Architecture and Design; founder, Chairs and Buildings

Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League of New York

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, geographer and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU; author of the forthcoming Island People and co-editor of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas 

Jonathan Tarleton, Senior Editor, Urban Omnibus

Visit Urban Omnibus for the full call and information about eligibility, submission requirements, and selection criteria. Download a PDF of this Call for Entries.

Call for Essays
The fourth annual Urban Omnibus writing competition invites writers to explore the changing relationship between performance, audience, and the physical city through narrative, theory, history, or humor.

Cities, to many, are synonymous with performance. While landmark theaters loom large as civic architectures, the greatest concentration of performers and their work has long taken place in the public realm. Whether formal or informal, intended or unintended, a conscious or unconscious exercise in free speech and assembly, the public performance — and the relationship between spaces, performers, and spectators — is increasingly in flux. UO wants your perspective on it.

Award
The jury will select one first-prize essay, whose author will receive an award of $1,000. Up to two second place winners will receive prizes of $250 each. Winning submissions will be published on Urban Omnibus and in a printed booklet. The booklet will be sold at Greenlight Bookstore, and winners will be invited to read their submissions at an event at the bookstore in January.

Partners
The League and Urban Omnibus are grateful to the following partners for their support of As Seen On [  ]:

       

 

Visit Urban Omnibus for the full call and information about eligibility, submission requirements, and selection criteria. Download a PDF of this Call for Entries.