United States & Canada Competition Timeline

July 2019:  2020 United States & Canada Competition applications and information available online.

September 16, 2019:  Deadline to submit applications for the 2020 competition. After your application is submitted, you will receive an email confirmation, along with a PDF copy of your application. You may also receive a separate email at a later date with further instructions about when to submit examples of your work. Please do not send work examples until you receive these further instructions.

Mid-November 2019:  References contacted for recommendations.

November 13, 2019:  Work example submission deadline. Our email regarding submission of examples will include your username and password, which will allow you to log in to our competition website to complete our Work Example Registry System. Follow the directions on the registry page to supply the requested information regarding the work examples you are submitting in support of your application. Note that you cannot send or upload the actual work examples to the Foundation via this system. All physical items must be sent to the Foundation via postal mail or courier delivery. More details about work example submissions can be found here. If you would like your material to be returned, this should be indicated on the list accompanying the submissions. Our work example return policy can be viewed here.

Mid-December 2019:  If you do not receive an acknowledgment of the receipt of your submitted work via email, please contact the Foundation.

April 2020:  Notification of competition results sent to all applicants via email.

April-June 2020:  Return of work examples to applicants. If applicants for the 2020 competition do not arrange for the return of their supporting materials by April 30, the Foundation may at its discretion dispose of those materials. The Foundation will not return any supporting material unless payment arrangements have been made, nor will it retain material once the competition is over. 

Further details regarding the application process can be found in Application Resources, Submission Materials and the Guide to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Online Application.