August 19 is the last day for submissions for the New York Building Foundation’s construction shed design competition.

The competition seeks to tap the expertise of the building industry to develop shed design concepts that could meet New York City Dept. of Buildings requirements while taking on a quality of life issue for New Yorkers, whose primary interface with the industry is the sheds and other temporary structures that border construction sites.

Entrants are asked to develop an innovative alternative to the unsightly sidewalk sheds now employed throughout the City. Entrants must submit one conceptual or schematic design representing a buildable construction shed, which will be evaluated by a Competition Committee of industry experts based on aesthetics and constructability.

The competition committee will select up to four winners, who will share a $10,000 prize, in September.