Orange County Crime Victims' Monument Design Competition

Judges selected the winning submission from 59 entries in a competition to design a Crime Victims’ Monument at William R. Mason Regional Park.

Click here to see the five finalists' submissions in detail.

Click here to view all the entries submitted.

People on a stage holding candles at dusk. 
Crime victims and family members at the site unveiling April 24, 2013.

About the Orange County Crime Victims’ Monument Design Competition

In observation of 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the County of Orange, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and OC Parks sponsored a competition for the design of a new Crime Victims’ Monument to be installed at a beautiful site within William R. Mason Regional Park. The goal of this competition was to identify an outstanding artistic compliment to the landscape of the park, to create an iconic gathering space that will provide visitors with a space for contemplation, remembrance, and healing. The winning design was selected to be inherently egalitarian and human-scale, expressing the cross-cultural and inter-generational impact of crime on members of our community.

The goal of the competition was to create a monument feature that will:

  • Pay tribute to victims of crime.
  • Promote hope, healing, and remembrance for those touched by crime.
  • Give voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.
  • Provide a beautiful feature which complements the landscape of the park.
  • Create a space of solace and contemplation to facilitate both large gatherings and private visitation.
  • Provide an opportunity for individual contributions to the site (e.g. inscriptions of names, plaques, or pavers).

Competition Structure

This was an open, two-phase competition. The first stage solicited concept drawings and a narrative which fully articulated the designer’s vision for the monument site within Mason Regional Park.  A jury of 10, comprised of two individuals selected by each member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, selected five finalists to move on to stage two. The second stage solicited detailed design documents, in plan and elevation view, logo design, and an optional materials board. In addition to submission of these materials, finalists were asked to present their design concepts to the Jury.

Competition Schedule

  • Competition Announcement — April 24, 2013
  • Competition Guidelines and Registration Posted – May 1, 2013
  • Registration Deadline — June 30, 2013, 5 p.m. (PST)
  • Questions Period — May 16, 2013 to June 21, 2013
  • Answers Posted – June 28, 2013
  • 7/15/15 -- Stage 1 submittals emails sent. 
  • Stage 1 Submittals Deadline — September 30, 2013, 5 p.m. (PST)
  • Stage 1 Finalists Announced — Nov. 19 at Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting.
  • Stage 2 Submittals Deadline — January 30, 2014 5 p.m. (PST)
  • Public Exhibition of Stage 2 Submittals — February 2014 through March 2014
  • Finalist Presentations to Jury – March/April 2014
  • Exhibition and Formal Winner Announcement — April 2014

Eligibility and Registration

  • Registration is now closed.

Additional Information

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