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The Northern Architectural Association in partnership with the North East Young Practitioners Forum (a branch of RIBA North East) are launching a 2011 Architectural Drawing Competition.

Stretch those artistic architectural muscles in the 2011 NAA/YPF architectural drawing competition. Newcastle upon Tyne is a vibrant and ever changing city help us celebrate its architecture through the medium of ‘drawn’ art. This year we are asking you to dust off your pencils, pens or even your mouse and take a deeper look at the city and raise some money for charity.

This year’s theme is ‘Hidden City’. Take a look past the obvious and represent Newcastle’s hidden architectural nature. Maybe it’s a different side of a well- known icon or a truly hidden gem but we’d like to see what you see when you take a deeper look at the architecture of the city.

Drawing and painting by hand was the first and only way for people to visually depict a subject, but they are just a few among many ways one can delineate today therefore we have split the inaugural competition into two categories;

By Hand: work that embodies and celebrates the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches and renderings. There will be a £500 Prize for the winning entry along with further runners up prizes.

Digital/Mixed Media: entries that demonstrate excellence through an innovative use of digital or hybrid media. There will be a £500 Prize for the winning entry again with further runners up prizes.

All entries to be submitted by 4pm 3rd October 2011, and will be exhibited for 4 Weeks at Northumbria University. Following this they will be exhibited and will be auctioned off for charity at the RIBA & NAA Northern Network Awards Presentation on 4th November 2011 at the Newcastle Civic Centre with all proceeds going to Maggies North East.

Entry forms can be downloaded from our Facebook page (North East Young Practitioners Forum) from Monday 4th July or please contact [email protected] for an email copy.


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