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CALLING ALL IDEAS: Do you want to transform San Antonio? 

The street that hosts over 1.1 million people in annual Fiesta parades, welcomes cyclists and pedestrians for Siclovia,  and connects you to our airport, parks, museums, historic Downtown, and the Pearl needs your creativity now more than ever. Join a citywide problem-solving initiative by contributing your best ideas to the Build Your Own Broadway Ideas Competition. Anyone, of any age living in San Antonio, is welcome to enter.  Win part of a $20,000 prize purse and inform our city’s future.  

Register to Enter (Free), Submit by scrolling to the the bottom of current page.

Submit to Idea Challenges 1: Reinvent the Underpass | 2: Public Space Gateways | 3: Wildcard

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Competition Q&A and Additional Resources - Updated each day at 5pm until March 11th with queries submitted by email.


Broadway is a one-of-a-kind avenue that could be alive and buzzing with activity - our hardest-working route running parallel to the river and through our city center. Instead, Downtown’s northern gateway is languishing when it could be a thriving urban boulevard.

In 2017 we will have a one-time opportunity with the municipal bond to change that reality with a catalytic streetscape redesign to include not just cars, but people on foot, bike, bus and beyond. With citizen leadership that has yielded initiatives like Maverick Dog Park and SA Department of Transformation along Broadway, we can build on existing gems like Brackenridge Park to breathe life into underutilized spaces like Mahncke Park, Maverick Park, the I-35/I-37 highway underpass, and provide model public spaces for San Antonio. 

If you live, work, play, or travel along Broadway, now is your chance to join a community of support around a critical project and inspire visionary thinking among policy-makers, the development community, and your fellow citizens. Know a public space that needs to be reactivated? Show us how! Got an art or programming concept to breathe new life into Midtown? Let's hear it! Share your concept to create a vibrant place along Broadway between Hildebrand Ave. and Hemisfair Park by submitting a slideshow. 


The competition is open to everyone living in the greater San Antonio area - citizens, community groups, students, politicians, designers and everyone in between. Architects, artists, and urbanists are encouraged to participate. Team entries are welcomed. Entrants should choose one category and submit their idea.


For each of three Idea Challenges, one winning entry and one runner up will be selected. A People’s Choice Award will be selected using votes tallied at the March 30th event for a total of seven prizes. 

(3) 1st Prize* -   $5000
(3) Runner Up*  -   $1000
(1) People’s Choice  -   $2000
Total Prizes  -   $20,000

* One for each of the three Idea Challenges described below


The goal of this competition is to uncover the best ideas. To maintain anonymity, entries will be blindly judged without any information that identifies the authors. Ideas will be evaluated based on their ability to spark imagination and build excitement about the possibilities of Broadway. 

Public voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place in-person at the Build Your Own Broadway Awards Night on March 30th at the Pearl Stables.


The entry deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Register to enter as well as to receive updates and reminders. There is no cost to enter.  A submission link for each challenge can be accessed at at the bottom of this page. Entries must be submitted in digital format following the requirements outlined on the website.  


All entries may be published in media related to the competition and used to foster community dialog on and offline. No commitment is made by the competition organizers to execute any of the ideas submitted. The initiative aims to inspire visionary thinking among policy-makers, the development community, and fellow citizens of San Antonio. 


Each submission requires:

1. Project Image -  11” x 17”  minimum, 300 ppi (in JPG, TIFF, or PNG format)
Upload one image that captures the heart of your idea. This image may be used online and within the awards night physical exhibit, where the People’s Choice Award winners will be selected in-person by event attendees. 

2. Slideshow – 10 pages or less, 25 MB maximum, 1024 x 768 px (in PPT or PDF format)  
Upload a slideshow of up to 10 slides to explain your concept with drawings, photos, video, or text. Selected finalists will use this slideshow to give a pecha kucha style presentation at the Build Your Own Broadway awards show. We encourage the applicant to keep the length of any captions under 50 words, or a few sentences, per slide. A template is provided online as a suggested starting point.  No team identifiers (names, faces, address, or organization name) are allowed in the filename nor in the slide content. Do not hyperlink to online content - all content should be embedded within the slideshow. Here is a blank powerpoint starter template.

3. Project Story – 400 words or less 
Tell the story of your idea.   


February 21, 2016

Web Registration Opens

March 23, 2016 - 11:59 PM CST

Submission deadline

March 28, 2016 - 12 PM CST (Noon) 

Finalists are announced on the Rivard Report

March 30, 2016 6:30 CST

Build Your Own Broadway Awards Night at Pearl Stables with exhibition and finalist presentations. Winners will be announced at the close of the event.

Inquiries about the competition may be addressed to

All entries may be published in media related to the competition and used to foster community dialog on and offline. No commitment is made by the competition organizers to execute any of the ideas submitted. 


Click on one of the Idea Challenges below to begin your submission.