The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2018 Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing the Line. A call for entries for the 2018 Chicago Prize is taking place as of November 30th, 2018 with the announcement of the winning entries on February 28th, 2019. For this year’s Chicago Prize, the Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is calling for visionary proposals that cross the line. Participants are asked to select one or multiple material and/or immaterial lines that form Chicago, identify their significance, and propose a design that addresses the urban ramifications of these lines. The crossing of an imaginary line 100 years ago resulted in the death of an African-American teenager named Eugene Williams, inciting the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This chain of events demonstrates the power of lines – conceptual and physical – in shaping places and lives. Whether material or immaterial, the lines of Chicago both define, and are defined by, the power relations between the city’s spaces, its people, and how they use these spaces. The 2018 Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing The Line is part of a year-long investigation of the architectural and social construct of the line. Through programming that includes this competition, an exhibition, as well as lectures and other events, Crossing the Line will investigate the physical and conceptual implications of different types of lines and their impact on our built environment. A jury of notable professionals, academics, and public officials will review and determine competition winners. The jurors will be listed on the Competition Website (www.chicagoarchitecturalclub.org and CAC on Facebook andInstagram).The winner(s) of the 2018 Chicago Prize will be announced and exhibited at an opening event in February. Further details will be listed on the Competition Website. ABOUT CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL CLUB The history of the Chicago Architectural Club runs side-by-side with the development of the Chicago school of architecture. From its founding in 1885 as an architectural sketch club, to today's rich schedule of discussions, competitions and exhibitions, the CAC has consistently championed the work of Chicago architects, as well as fostering ongoing, vigorous debate on fundamental issues of art and practice. Today, the CAC has rededicated itself to carrying forward Chicago's robust architectural legacy into a new century. For further information visit www.chicagoarchitecturalclub.org. Entry information, including a complete set of rules, can be found at www.chicagoarchitecturalclub.org