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“Landscapes Found” by Pedro Ignacio García Sáez, Commended Entry in the 2021 One Photo Challenge

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. For any designer, exposure is the key to success. The One Photo Challenge provides creative people at any phase of their career — from undergraduate students to those with decades of professional experience — the opportunity to share their work with the world.

Shortlisted photos, as well as two Winners, will be featured in Architizer Journal and shared with 4+ million on social media and distributed to Architizer’s 125,000 weekly email subscribers.

Competition Brief

Submit one photograph that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space, capturing the essence of the place and the experience of those that 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.


2 Top Winners — one student and one non-student — will each win the following:

  • $2,500 | Cash prize
  • Featured Entry on Architizer Journal | Top Billing in the Official One Photo Winner's Announcement (See last year's announcement)
  • An Exclusive Interview | A personal spotlight published in Architizer Journal (See one of last year's interviews)

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" (see last year's feature), to be distributed to Architizer's community including 115,000 newsletter subscribers and 4+ million social media followers!

How to Win

The top 100 photos will be selected by Architizer's team of in-house competition jurors. These shortlisted entries will then be scored by our expert jury, with two photos (one student and one non-student) crowned overall winners.

Challenge Timeline

Opening Call for Entries: Monday, May 9th, 2022
Early Deadline: Friday, May 27th, 2022
Main Deadline: Friday, June 24th, 2022
Final (Late) Deadline: Friday, July 15th, 2022
Winners Announced: Monday, August 15th, 2022

Entry Fees

Early Bird Students $35 | Non-Students $50
Regular Students $45 | Non-Students $65
Late Students $55 | Non-Students $75

Entrants can submit multiple entries. Entrants can comprise individuals or teams of up to 4 people.


The One Photo Challenge Jury comprises renowned practitioners from the world of architectural photography, each with a unique approach to their craft. These industry leaders are actively shaping the art of architectural photography today, both online and in the built environment. View the jury.

Submission Format

1 image with a minimum width of 1500 pixels (max. file size 10mb), and a 150-word accompanying description. The single image should portray an existing building, interior space, architectural detail or a group of buildings, and can be taken using any camera or camera phone.

Competition FAQs

Check out the FAQ section for common questions about the competition. If you don't find the answer to your question there, please email us at competitions@architizer.com and we'll be glad to help.

About Architizer

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