Call for Submissions: A3 - Archnet Prize for Writing about African Architecture

A3/Archives of African Architecture and the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries are looking for people who are able to bring the general public in Africa and beyond to a mainstream understanding of architecture and its relation to culture through writing about built heritage. The recipients of this award will join the A3 – Archnet team in this project, starting with a fully funded weeklong trip to Boston, Massachusetts to work with the staff of the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries, to build a database on African Architecture.

To enter, write an essay of no more than 1000 words on a building in Nigeria or elsewhere in Africa. Describe the building and explain why the building is significant and/or what it means to you. All essays must be in English.


All who enter this competition:
- Must be university students studying architecture or a related field, and have student status through August 2021
- Have a Nigerian passport valid through October 2022
- Follow Archnet Facebook and Instagram.
- Follow A3 / Archives of African Architectures on Instagram and Facebook.
- Available to travel from April 2019 – August 2022

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Have the following items ready for upload

- Your essay on a favorite building in Africa in pdf format
- Links to past articles or writings, published or unpublished.
- A 1 page CV, resume, or biographical summary
- A scanned copy of your passport’s photo page

Apply online at

Deadline for entries: 28 February 2020, 1200pm (GMT)

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Cite: "Call for Submissions: A3 - Archnet Prize for Writing about African Architecture" 14 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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