Now in its fifth year, the Prize celebrates the importance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas. In the spirit of many great architects of the past, from Palladio and John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price, it's an ideal platform for reflecting on and exploring how drawing continues to advance the art of architecture today.
Have your drawings displayed in a dedicated exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum in London and at WAF 2021 by entering The Architecture Drawing Prize today! In partnership with Make Architects and Sir John Soane's Museum, WAF invites architects, designers, and students from across the world to enter into the fifth edition of The Architecture Drawing Prize,
The Prize It embraces the creative use of digital tools and digitally-produced renderings while recognizing the enduring importance of hand drawing. The organizers invite entries of all types and forms – from conceptual to technical or construction drawings, cutaways or perspective views – and anything in between.
Entries are welcomed from architects, designers and especially students from around the world in the following categories: Hand-drawn, Digital, and Hybrid (combining the two). Submissions across the three categories will be evaluated on the basis of their technical skill, originality of approach and ability to convey an architectural idea. Drawings can be entirely speculative or relate to real projects.
For the second year running, there will also be a special prize focused on the global lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, chosen from all the entries. The Lockdown Prize will be focused on a drawing completed during lockdown or a drawing relating to the changes that Covid-19 will bring to architecture.
This year’s judges are artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell; Ken Shuttleworth, founder of Make Architects; Lily Jencks, founder of LilyJencksStudio and JencksSquared; Louise Stewart, curator at Sir John Soane's Museum; Narinder Sagoo, senior partner at Foster + Partners; artist Pablo Bronstein; Robin Brodie Cooper, Equity Partner at Gleeds, and Paul Finch, programme director of the World Architecture Festival.
The entry deadline for submissions is 1 October 2021. The winners and shortlist will be decided in October and displayed at World Architecture Festival in Lisbon from 1 to 3 December. Winners will receive complimentary tickets to the event, which will include a panel discussion featuring some of the award judges. A selection of winning and other entries will be the subject of an exhibition at the Soane Museum in early 2022.
More than 80 percent of the shortlisted entries for 2020 were submitted by entrants who are students or under the age of 30. This year, the organizers will hold the 2020 entry prices with a standard submission costing £198 and a reduced rate of £24 for all entries by students and under-30s. There is also a multiple entry discount offered when submitting three or more projects. Entrants should use the code STANDARDMULTI10 or STUDENTMULTI10 at the checkout to save 10%.
For full details on how to enter the Architecture Drawing Prize visit: https://thedrawingprize.worldarchitecturefestival.com
TitleThe Architecture Drawing Prize 2021 Open for Entries Until 1st October
TypeCall for Submissions
Registration DeadlineOctober 01, 2021 12:00 AM
Submission DeadlineOctober 01, 2021 12:00 AM
Price£198 (inc. VAT) - Students £24 (inc. VAT)