Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Maze

The Stanley Hotel. Inspiration for Stephen King's fantastic book, The Shining. Stanley Kubrick's version of The Shining took the horror one step further by creating the iconic hedge maze on screen.

Now, the Stanley is offering people a chance to create the maze:
The Stanley Maze Comes To LifeThe Stanley Hotel public Hedge Maze Design Contest The historic Stanley Hotel is excited to announce a public competition to design a 61,500 sq. ft. hedge maze inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).
The contest will attract designers, both amateur and professional, from around the world who will have an opportunity to put their work and name on permanent display at the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.
The Maze will serve as an homage to the film, which was itself inspired by author Stephen King’s experience at The Stanley Hotel. It also will commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the current ownership of the hotel, which began May 1st, 1994.
“There are few hotels in the world that share a history and story as unique as that of the Stanley Hotel,” said John W. Cullen, owner of the property. “I am thrilled to share this special moment in my life and the hotel’s history. We have built this place together over the years and I'm excited to invite everyone to be a part of its legacy through this special design contest.”
In true Colorado spirit, the hedge maze will be comprised of 1,600 to 2,000 Alpine Currant hedge bushes and will be a prominent feature on the hotel’s picturesque front lawn. A placard with the contest winner’s name will be placed at the site of the maze.
The ribbon-cutting for the maze will take place on the opening night of the 3rd annual Stanley Film Festival on April 30th, 2015.

The winning design will be chosen by a special panel of Estes Park residents, Stanley Hotel employees and film festival staff. The contest winner will have their name placed on a recognition placard in the center of the maze.

Aspiring designers and Stanley Hotel enthusiasts scroll below for contest and submission details. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015.
The Stanley Maze Design Contest Instructions

• Designs are restricted to the use of hedge and path only.• The maze should begin and end at the points indicated by arrows in the template.• The maze should be drawn inside the orange space in the center of the template. The maze will cover an area of 61500 square feet for the front lawn.( view the Maze example link below for reference)• The size of the hedge and width of the path should be equal to those shown in the key of the template.• Designs should be layered over the template provided.• Designs should submitted by midnight on 1/31/15.• All files should be submitted in PDF or EPS format via the email addressstanleymaze@stanleyhotel.com• All submissions email should include full name, street and email addresses and phone number of the contestant.
View the Maze example
Download the template
Template.eps OR Template.PDF

For more question on the contest please contact
Jeremy Spates
jspates@stanleyhotel.comHistory and Architecture Manager1-970-577-4106- See more at: http://www.stanleyhotel.com/Themaze#sthash.2o5bHzGr.dpuf
I'm assuming the human popsicle is not required...

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