The Northeast L.A. (NELA) Placemaking Design Competition seeks a diverse range of stakeholders to design implementable projects that enhance the neighborhood identity, river revitalization, community health, and public spaces of the NELA river area and its adjacent neighborhoods.

The goal of the competition is to engage NELA stakeholders to transform an idea into a well thought out, implementable plan.

The competition is open to all creative placemakers, designers, artists, and Northeast Los Angeles stakeholders (residents, businesses, and community organizations). Local submissions are strongly encouraged. Each of the 6 winners will receive a $2,000 cash prize. Winning projects will be included in the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative’s Vision Plan and Economic Development Implementation Strategy. There is no guarantee that projects will be implemented.

The deadline for submission is FEBRUARY 15. Click here for more information on submitting a project, project criteria, and requirements.