The Ken Roberts competition is the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. This years winners and finalists are worth looking at and the competion is something that should be on every visualization artists yearly todo list. The competition is open to all architecture students, professionals and architectural illustrators throughout the world. Prizes at both the student and professional level are awarded to works done by hand as well as by digital methods.
Winner, Professional-Geoff Parker, Architect
Best Firm Submissions-A spontaneous award given to Cooper Carry for the firm with the most memorable images.
Specially Invited Entries-Entries from Eugene Kohn and Antoine Predock, yes firm leaders can still draw!
Here is a photography competition that although is not from a traditional ‘architecture’ source does have categories for Architecture and Landscape photography. The split images are a really interesting aspect and definitely give the competition a great artistic twist as well. Take a look.
‘Building Trust’ is essentially a charity that offers design assistance to communities and individuals in need. From looking at the problems to finding sustainable aid solutions to ultimately providing buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessable resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.
Digital cameras have now surpassed developing film and the Digital World is taking over the developing World. We live in a World of wifi and mobile networks making the World smaller and more connected but still very different from country to country, street to street, face to face. We are asking for people to submit their take on a World of opposites and celebrate difference in a series of pictures. You could win yourself a brand new Digital SLR camera, or the equivalent in cash which ever you prefer.
Simple 2 step registration.
1. Email [email protected] the heading ‘photo’ and you will be sent a registration number and details of how to pay the one off £10 fee.
2. Once registered you can enter as many images as you like in any of the categories Until the 1st November when the competition closes. Best of luck!
Natural to built up, open or closed, dry to wet. Landscapes are so diverse we hope to see some great examples here of how the World is made up of some truly spectacular views.
Natural build or concrete and glass, large scale /small scale, natural/man-made, public or private. Have fun and show how space in which we live can be defined.
Crowds or portraits, you decide. Highlight differences and similarities in features or behaviors.
Rich or poor, does money bring happiness, does wealth equate health? This category is open to interpretation, surprise us think creatively about the haves and have nots?
Young or old, night to day we want a split screen image that speaks about not just a moment but a period of time.
This category should actually be Work + Play, look around at how people spend their time either use the same people in differing situations or show how work means a different thing depending on where you live.
We know that you may have an idea that does not fit with the categories above and who are we to stiffle your creativity. If this is the case for you then please enter you image under the Open category.
The Ken Roberts the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. Although this statement would hint on old and tired, just a look at last years winners and the list of this years jurors shows that this competition is going strong and worth entering. This competition with its strong student participation may make it one the the biggest influencers over today’s architectural visualization world. And if that were not enough, the prizes are really terrific!
The competyition is open to all architecture students, professionals and architectural illustrators throughout the world. Prizes at both the student and professional level are awarded to works done by hand as well as by digital methods.
Entry Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2012 5pm CST
Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 7pm CST
- Jeff Mottle, Founder, CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation
- Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief & Creative Director, eVolo Magazine
- Michael Malone, AIA, Founder, Michael Malone Architects
- The Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation
One Wacom Inklin and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, Corel Painter 12, and CorelCAD is awarded to the best student and professional entries that embodies and celebrates the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches and renderings. Professional submissions should be the result of commissioned projects, while student entries need not be based in reality, but must be hand drawn for consideration in this category.
- The Award for Excellence in Digital/Hybrid Media
One Doghouse Laptop Computer and one licensed copy each of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, Corel Painter 12, Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Ultimate, and Corel DESIGNER Technical Suite X5 is awarded to the best student and professional entries that demonstrate excellence through an innovative use of media. Submissions may be digital, or hybrid mixed media with preference given to those that push the envelope of architectural representation.
- The Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation
In response to the large majority of entries being submitted electronically, this prize has been created to highlight and honor the unique properties inherent to physical drawings. KRob has traditionally been an event that honored physical submissions, and this prize is intended to maintain this practice. To be considered for this prize, the entry must be submitted physically to the AIA Dallas office. Please carefully follow the instructions for physical submissions above. For entrants registered with a U.S. mailing address only. The winner of this category will be awarded one licensed copy of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 and one licensed copy of Corel Painter 12.
- The Kevin Sloan Prize for Best Travel Sketch
This award acknowledged individuals interested in the time honored activity of drawing architecture and places to learn and understand. In lieu of drawings made to “interpret” drawings submitted for this category are made to observe, analyze and record in a sketchbook. A Wacom Inkling will be awarded to the best travel sketch entry.
- Jurors Citation
$100 cash is awarded by each of the jurors. These citations allow the jurors to independently select any student or professional piece that they personally wish to see recognized.