Monday is the final day for participants to submit an idea for the World Trade Center memorial.
The competition was open to any adult in the world, but registration is already closed. Nearly 14,000 people from 94 countries have signed up.
Submissions must fit on a poster board of specified size.
Rebuilding officials say any ideas will be considered, but the eventual memorial must include individual recognition of all the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; visibly outline the so-called footprints of the twin towers; and make room for a final resting place for the unidentified remains of victims.
In September, approximately five finalists chosen by a 13-member jury will get a stipend to further develop their ideas according to more detailed guidelines, with assistance from architectural professionals if needed. Then the jury — comprised of artists, architects, Downtown residents and a relative of a victim — will select the winner in October.
The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday. For details, go to www.wtcsitememorial.org
or call the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation at 1-800-696-0081.