MCA × Virgil Abloh Design Challenge



The MCA × Virgil Abloh Design Challenge has concluded and our judges were impressed by all the creativity it inspired! We saw entries from young people across Chicagoland with ideas ranging from transforming discarded clothing into something new and exciting to re-imagining cardboard boxes as furniture.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Design Challenge! See all the other entries on Instagram.

Watch videos of the winners and what they created, then join us for a Youth Design Showcase celebrating the winners and the runners-up on September 6.

We are pleased to announce the winners:

We are pleased to announce the winners:

Orkhon Otgonbaatar

Darius Jones

Zoe Haralambidis

Spencer Allan

Raina Lenn Santiago


Lead Community Engagement Partner is Northern Trust.

Lead Education Partner is The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.

Lead individual support is provided by Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel as well as Laura K. Martin.

Major support is provided by Instagram.

Generous support is provided by Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Pamela Netzky, The Duchossois Family Foundation, D. Elizabeth Price, Deborah and Nigel Telman, and Liza and Marc Brooks.

Generous in-kind support is provided by LRNG.

MCA x Virgil Abloh Design Challenge Competition Official Rules