Submissions will be accepted from Nov. 19 through mid-January, when the top three designs for each airport will be chosen by the Port Authority Board of Commissioners. Those winners will be awarded $500,000 to continue working on their ideas before a final decision is made.
The contest's part of a larger initiative to revamp four of the state's airports, including Republic and Stewart International Airports. But, of course, JFK and LaGuardia are by far the busiest; in 2013 they shuttled a combined 77 million travelers -- or about 25% of the US population -- through their doors.
If you want to get your hands on $500,000, and think you can improve two of the most delayed airports in the country, start drawing now!
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.