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Benchmark is an international design competition which culminates in permanent installations along the trail systems in the city of Winnipeg and beyond.  The design challenge to reimagine the bench has attracted entries from all over the world: 5 continents, 21 countries, 7 provinces and 12 U.S. states. 


Now in its fourth year, Benchmark is once again hosting an international design competition to bring unique site furnishings to our neighbourhoods and celebrate Manitoba’s diverse trail network.  Our trails offer a multitude of trail experiences from wilderness pathways, rail trails, rural tracks, forested paths, historic canoe routes to logging roads, country roads, secondary highways, paved urban walkways, and downtown streets.


Benchmark is an open competition, made possible through the generous support of: The David Penner Fund and Trails Manitoba.

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