Best Rendering

Eligibility:

  • Competition is open to all AIA Members, associates, affiliates, students, and the general public.
  • Entrants must register now and submit later, via Submittable. You will receive an additional submission form by January 2nd.
  • Entries must have been taken and owned by the participant, and be submitted in digital format.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.

Best Rendering Guidelines:

  • Every registration can submit up to three renderings.
  • Subject(s) must have an architectural theme or contain an element of the human-made environment.
  • Rendering technique and style will be judged, not the architecture.
  • Location of renderings is unrestricted.
  • Open to traditional media (hand drawings, paintings, charcoal and etc.)
  • Renderings may be originally shot in digital format or may be high-resolution scans of film.
  • Final image must be at least 1850 pixels wide, at 300 dpi (72dpi OK for cellphone images) and saved as a JPG or TIFF File. Maximum size 10MB.

Award Winner Recognition

  • Winners will be publicly announced through the AIA|LA newsletter sent out to over 13,000 people, including the AIA Membership.
  • Winners will be recognized on the @aia_la Instagram and Facebook feeds through the posting of their images with full credit and honors, as well as the www.aialosangeles.org website.
  • Winners will receive a certificate and are celebrated at a private event in their honor.
  • Winners will be published in AIALA Annual Directory.
  • Winners will receive an AIA Affiliate Membership (value of $250), if eligible.

Terms Of Use: Participants grant reproduction rights and permissions to AIA Los Angeles to use all submitted images (in either print or electronic form) for website, exhibition, publications, fundraising, and promotional purposes in relation to the Architectural Photography Awards – with your credit, of course.

Submission of entry implies acceptance of all above conditions.

Any images not conforming to the rules will be disqualified, entry fee will not be returned.

2021 Architectural Photography Awards Registration - Best Image

Eligibility:

  • Competition is open to all AIA Members, associates, affiliates, students, and the general public.
  • Entrants must register now and submit later, via Submittable. You will receive an additional submission form by January 2nd.
  • Entries must have been taken and owned by the participant, and be submitted in digital format.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.

Best Image Guidelines:

  • Every registration can submit up to three photos.
  • Subject(s) must have an architectural theme or contain an element of the human-made environment.
  • Photographic interpretation will be judged, not the architecture.
  • Location of images is unrestricted.
  • 2021 APA New Category
    • Interpretation of our times in 2020 - Covid and equitable design in social justice.
  • Photographs may be originally shot in digital format or may be high-resolution scans of film.
  • Final image must be at least 1850 pixels wide, at 300 dpi (72dpi OK for cellphone images) and saved as a JPG or TIFF File. Maximum size 10MB.

Award Winner Recognition

  • Winners will be publicly announced through the AIA|LA newsletter sent out to over 13,000 people, including the AIA Membership.
  • Winners will be recognized on the @aia_la Instagram and Facebook feeds through the posting of their images with full credit and honors, as well as the www.aialosangeles.org website.
  • Winners will receive a certificate and are celebrated at a private event in their honor.
  • Winners will be published in AIALA Annual Directory.
  • Winners will receive an AIA Affiliate Membership (value of $250), if eligible.

Best Instagram Feed - Firm or Architect

Eligibility:

  • Competition is open to all AIA Members, associates, affiliates, students, and the general public.
  • Entrants must register now and submit later, via Submittable. You will receive an additional submission form by January 2nd.
  • Entrants must be the manager or owner of the instagram account.
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.

Best Instagram - Guidelines:

  • Instagram accounts will be judged not on single images but:
    • How the firm/Individual uses their Instagram feed to convey the world of architecture.
    • The creation of look/tone
    • Body of work, as in the quality of photographs. As in all categories, the architecture is not being judged.
  • 75% of images on the feed must be architecture or, in some way, related to architecture.
  • In the additional entry/submission form, you will be asked to submit the following: Instagram account handle, Name of Feed, Person or Firm Generating the Feed and a Final image, capturing the best images of the feed.

Award Winner Recognition

  • Winners will be publicly announced through the AIA|LA newsletter sent out to over 13,000 people, including the AIA Membership.
  • Winners will be recognized on the @aia_la Instagram and Facebook feeds through the posting of their images with full credit and honors, as well as the www.aialosangeles.org website.
  • Winners will receive a certificate and are celebrated at a private event in their honor.
  • Winners will be published in AIALA Annual Directory.
  • Winners will receive an AIA Affiliate Membership (value of $250), if eligible.
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