LAGI Youth Prize

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Middle School and High School

Calling all Middle School and
High School students around the world!


You are invited to design a concept for a public artwork at the Santa Monica beach using renewable energy technologies as your sculptural material. Your artwork should be able to help power the Santa Monica Pier with carbon-free and renewable electricity, and serve as Southern California's newest tourist attraction at the same time!

Two teams (one middle school and one high school) will each win $3,000 in prize money. All submissions will be in a printed publication, exhibitions, and online portfolio. This is an ideas competition only; we can't guarantee that any ideas will be built.

Everything you will need to work on your design is available on this website.

Young people can participate on their own, through classrooms, in after school programs, or in teams of their choice!

The LAGI 2016 Youth Prize is open from August 15, 2015 to May 15, 2016.


The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is a non-profit that inspires the public about the beauty of our sustainable future through public art. LAGI artworks are tourist attractions and public utilities, with the potential to provide power to thousands of homes! To learn more about our professional and university projects, and to explore over 600 design ideas from 60 countries, head over to



Dear Innovator,


Thank you for joining the growing Land Art Generator Initiative community!

We are thrilled to be working with so many partners around the world, and we are thrilled to be working with you.

Let's collaborate to solve the critical issues of the 21st century by taking a positive and empowered approach. Working together we can build a global community of young people who are inspired and equipped to design the landscape of our clean energy future.

In addition to this website, we encourage you to explore the LAGI Toolkit downloads where you will find helpful exercises to guide you through the process of designing an artwork that generates clean energy for California.


We’re excited to see your ideas!

Rob and Elizabeth