Effigy Design Submission

UBS 2022 Effigy Submission Form


How design will be judged?

Effigy designs were judged on:

thematic consistency – how well they reflect the theme of the event, “To the Moon!”

visual appeal – how pretty or interesting they are to look at, both during the daytime and after dark

interactivity – how will the effigy invite participants to interact with it? how engaging is it? how interesting?

safety – will participants be able to interact with the effigy without serious risk of cutting or impaling themselves, or falling from dangerous heights? if it’s seems climbable, will it stand up to people’s weight? if it has interior spaces, do they have adequate entries and exits?

burnability – is the effigy designed to catch fire easily, burn spectacularly, and collapse within a controlled footprint?

feasibility – can it be built in time, and for the allotted budget? if it has moving parts, will it work, and keep working for the length of the event? if the submitted plan includes a Build Lead, do they have the resources to complete the project?

If you have any questions, you can email them to board@houstonburners.org