Caldecott Tunnel Medallion Design Competition submissions due Monday, May 7 | 511 Contra Costa

Caldecott Tunnel Medallion Design Competition submissions due Monday, May 7


Competition Deadline: 4:30 PM, Monday, May 7, 2012

The Fourth Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel will bring congestion relief to busy State Route 24 between Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The Caldecott Medallion Design Competition will provide the children of these two counties an opportunity to play a role in the design of an important architectural detail of the Fourth Bore. In order to be considered in the competition, it is crucial that participants submit their entries no later than 4:30 PM on May 7, 2012.
The Caldecott Fourth Bore will have three “medallions” cast out of concrete on each side of the tunnel. The medallions will be located above the tunnel openings on the east and west sides and will become a part of this regional landmark for years to come.
All schoolchildren (K-12) who live in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties are asked to contribute artwork for the Medallion Design Competition. The competition deadline is only days away! Time is running out, and participants are strongly urged to submit their entries either to one of two drop off locations, or by U.S. Mail.
Drop Off Addresses (Must be received by 4:30 PM): Caltrans, District 4 Attn: Medallion Design Competition 111 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94612
Caldecott Construction Office Attn: Medallion Design Competition 3390 Mount Diablo Blvd Suite 200 Lafayette, CA 94549
Mailing Address (Postmarked by May 7th): Caltrans, District 4 Attn: Medallion Design Competition P.O. Box 23660 Oakland, CA 94623-0660
Three (3) winners from each county will be selected; the winning artwork will be used to design the molds which will create the Fourth Bore medallions. Children of the Fourth Bore Project Team and Caltrans employees are welcome to participate in the design competition.

Contest Theme: Art Deco Revisited

The theme for the Medallion Design Competition was selected by Bay Area residents via an online survey on the project website. As a tribute to the original Caldecott medallions that were created in the 1930s, the theme for the competition will be “Art Deco Revisited.” Students are encouraged to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme to explore ways that the past and present styles come together. Click here for more information about Art Deco.
Visit for competition details.
How to Enter…

  • Download the Contest Entry Packet Here
  • Review the Contest Rules and Guidelines Here
  • Fill out the Artist Information & Release Form – Please be sure to sign it!
  • Adhering to the contest theme “Art Deco Revisited,” create your masterpiece on the Contest Entry Form – Don’t forget to write your “artist’s statement.”
  • Drop off or mail your entry by Monday, May 7, 2012. (See contest guidelines for entry requirements and submission locations)

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Questions can be emailed to:
The Caldecott Fourth Bore Project is a partnership between the Federal Highway Administration, the California Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, and the Alameda County Transportation Commission

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