Send us a photo. Tell us a story. Win $2,500.
UPDATE The 2nd Annual One Photo Challenge launches on February 15th, 2021!
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Update: The 2021 One Photo Challenge is now closed for entries, and judging has begun.
The Finalists will be announced on April 26th, with the Winners being revealed in mid May.
To submit a photo, log into the One Photo Challenge Entry Portal using your Architizer ID.
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With the birth of the smartphone, millions of people around the world gained access to incredibly advanced cameras, opening up the world of architectural photography to the global public. But while anyone can snap a photo, it takes more to create a truly compelling image. What kind of photograph captures the essence of a place? What can it tell us about the people that live, work and play within it? Can a photograph tell us a larger story about the cultural context of a home, city or country?
This is the One Photo Challenge:
Can you capture a single photograph that tells a compelling story about architecture and its inhabitants?
Prizes for Top Winners
2 x $2,500 Cash Prizes for Top Winners
(1 Student, 1 Non-Student)
Publication in Architizer's Special Annual Feature "100 Photos That Tell Powerful Stories About Architecture"
An exclusive interview discussing your work on Architzer Journal, shared with 4.5M+Background Photo: "Women Gather" by Bruce Engel, Non-Student Winner in last year's One Photo Challenge
2 Top Winners — one student and one non-student — will each win the following:
2 Top Winners and 10 Commended Entries will all feature in our special Winners' Announcement on Architizer Journal. 100 finalists will be published in Architizer's major annual feature, "100 Photos That Tell Powerful Stories About Architecture", to be distributed to Architizer's community including 115,000 newsletter subscribers and 4+ million social media followers!
Submit one photograph that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space, capturing the essence of the place and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can be taken from a wide angle or close up, show a whole building or just a detail, and be located anywhere in the world. As long as your photo portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your photograph, no more than 150 words.
The jury comprises practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture and photography, each of whom appreciate the art of capturing the built environment. Confirmed jurors include:
The jury will include more thought leaders from the worlds of architecture and photography alike — watch this space for updates!
Competition Deadlines and Entry Fees
Enter before March 5th, 2021
Students $35 | Non-Students $50
Enter before March 26th, 2021
Students $45 | Non-Students $65
Enter before April 16th, 2021
Students $55 | Non-Students $75
Get Your Work on the Global Stage
The One Photo Challenge lives at Architizer.com, the largest online community of architects on the planet, with an audience 5+ million strong. Shortlisted photographs, as well as two Winners, will be featured on Architizer.com and in the “One Photo” ebook, to be shared with millions on social media and distributed to Architizer’s 170,000 weekly email subscribers.
Home to the world's largest community of architects online, Architizer’s core mission is to empower architects with the tools they need to build better buildings, better cities, and a better world. We connect architects with building-product manufacturers and inspire them through our informative content, awards programs, and global reach spotlighting the world’s best architecture.
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