February 2018 Contest Update
Isle Royale National Park and the Grand Portage Band have closed out the student competition for Ranger III/IV options. No winner was declared due to low participation and late submittals. The Grand Portage band will supply a small honorarium for the most thorough submittal.
The Grand Portage Band of Chippewa in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) invites students to help develop a concept design for a new ship to service Isle Royale National Park, located in Lake Superior. The NPS is starting the process of looking at future options for passenger and freight transportation. A new vessel, if determined as the preferred option, could replace the current passenger/cargo vessel, the M/V Ranger III, which sails from Houghton, Michigan to Isle Royale and then returns. Options to be considered will include a potential re-configuration of the M/V Ranger III for continued use. This contest is a creative way to get students and the community involved in thinking about their parks. The contest in no way determines the future decision on transportation for Isle Royale.
Registration can be done at the time of project submission. To register, email Jeff Henquinet, the Grand Portage Band Representative, the following information:
Entries can be based on one of three options:
Final entries must include:
Final entries must be submitted via email to Jeff Henquinet, the Grand Portage Band Representative. Entries must be submitted by midnight, Eastern Time, on January 15, 2018. If there is a problem submitting large files, please send a link to an online file sharing service.
The final submission upload must contain the following:
Winning projects will be required to submit high-resolution original files/images for use in competition publications and exhibit materials. By uploading your files, you agree that NPS has the rights to use your winning submission, images and materials in a summary publication, online and in promotional and exhibition resources. The Grand Portage Band and the NPS will attribute authorship of the winning design to you, your team, faculty and affiliation. Additionally, you hereby warrant that the submission is original and that you are the author(s) of the submission.
The following prizes may be awarded by the Grand Portage Band:
Recognition of work in a maritime trade magazine article will be developed after the contest is over. The judges reserve the right not to award any prizes and to reject any or all submissions.
The following materials are available on request. Participants shall ensure that all documents and other information provided are to be treated as confidential and maintained in a manner that protects their confidentiality.
Last updated: February 7, 2018