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Aug 312012

Best in Show 2011 Kevin Scott

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 X6Corel 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 X6Corel Painter 12Corel 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.

Architecture in Perspective 27

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Jan 112012

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators announces the Call For Entries for Architecture in Perspective 27.   This exhibit which in my opinion was responsible for the advancement of architectural illustration (now visualization).

Before the internet, this annual juried international exhibit and accompanying catalogue was the only way to see what the visual state of the profession was.  The mostly sole practitioners rarely met each other and really had no way to discuss their artwork.  By competing with each other, each artist went the year thinking about the images they saw at the previous year’s exhibit and were encouraged to better their own work.  For the profession, that was a major turning point in the overall quality of work being produced.

By getting accepted into the exhibit, you will have an excellent marketing piece to share with the world, receive an award even better!  One of the reasons that professional organizations exist is to give members awards and therefore a marketing opportunity. That is a great reason to join ASAI.

Competition Details

Professional Entries – Monday, January 31, 2012

Student Entries – Monday, February 13, 2012

If you need additional information or would like a poster and entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 760-453-2544 or [email protected]

AIA National Photography Competition for Architects

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Jan 052012

For all the AIA members on Presenting Architecture:

AIA St. Louis hosts AIA National Photography Competition for Architects each year. The competition was founded to capture and highlight the multi-talents of the architect.

Winning images from the competition are published in a succeeding year’s Rizzoli Engagement Calendar, an internationally recognized and sold publication.

Entries are juried by a panel comprised of acclaimed architects, professional photographers or graphic designers.

To download Rules of 2012 Regulations and Conditions of Entry, click here. To download a 2012 Entry Form click here.

Entry fee for AIA members (AIA & Assoc. AIA) is $30.00; AIAS member entry fee is $15.00. Entry fee for nonmember registered architects is $60.00. Click here for more information.

Deadline : 03/01/2012

Cash Awards
First Place: $500
Second Place: $400
Third Place: $300
Al Fuller Award: $200
The subject of the Al Fuller Award must be located in the United States.