The Architecture Drawing prize was launched in 2017 by Make Architects , Sir John Soane’s Museum and the World Architecture Festival. The prize, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group , was established to celebrate and showcase the art and skill of architectural drawing.

The prize welcomes entries from architects, designers and students from around the world while celebrating the significance of drawing as a tool in capturing and communicating architectural ideas.

Entrants are invited to submit work in three categories: hand-drawn, digital and hybrid.
The judges will decide on a winner for each category as well as an overall winner.

The winning and commended entries will go on display at a dedicated exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum in London from February to May 2023. The overall winner's travel expenses will be covered to attend the preview event.
The winners will also receive a delegate pass to the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon where they will have their work on display and have the opportunity to present on a panel discussion.

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Entries for the 2022 competition are now closed

THE 2022 CATEGORIES

The Architecture Drawing Prize - Hand-Drawn


This category is open to hand-drawn drawings. Each entry is to be completed online with a short description and an image of the drawing.
Entries for 2022 are now closed.

This category is now closed

The Architecture Drawing Prize - Digital



This category is open to digital drawings. Each entry is to be completed online with a short description and an image of the drawing.
Entries for 2022 are now closed.

This category is now closed

The Architecture Drawing Prize - Hybrid



This category is open to hybrid drawings. Each entry is to be completed online with a short description and an image of the drawing.
Entries for 2022 are now closed.

This category is now closed

MEET THE 2022 JUDGES

Director
Sir John Soane's Museum
Director
World Architecture Festival
Co-Found
Lily Jenks Studio, JencksSquared
Artists
Langlands & Bell
CEO
Iris Ceramica Group
Senior Partner
Foster + Partners
Founder
Make Architects

2021 WINNERS AND SHORTLIST


Take a look at the 2021 winners and shortlist drawings across three categories, Hand-drawn, Digital and Hybrid.

Entries were welcomed from architects, designers and students from around the world. There was also a special prize focused on the global lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic chosen from all the entries. The Lockdown Prize focused on a drawing completed during lockdown or a drawing relating to the changes that Covid-19 will bring to architecture.

HEAR FROM THe 2021 winners

Winners of The Architecture Drawing Prize 2021 were announced on Tuesday 30 November 2021.

Chaired by Paul Finch, the winning entrants discussed their work at an online event with members of the 2021 judging panel, including Ken Shuttleworth (Make Architects), Louise Stewart (Soane Museum), Lily Jencks (Lily Jencks Studio) and Narinder Sagoo (Foster & Partners).

ENTER THE 2022 COMPETITION

FAQS

Categories:

  1. Hand-drawing
  2. Digital (must be a still image, not animated)
  3. Hybrid (a combination of the two)

Each category offers a discounted rate for those under 30 or a student. Use the code UNDER30 for a £50 discount. You will also have to supply your date of birth and/or school name.

The judges will also choose an overall winner from the category winners.

The judges will be looking for: 

  • Technical skill
  • Success in conveying a design idea, be it a general concept or a specific proposal
  • Originality of approach
  • Quality of drawing irrespective of the project it may represent (built, unbuilt or purely conceptual)
  • Extent to which the drawing makes a proposition about architecture, rather than simply recording it

The judging will take place in October 2022. Entrants will be informed shortly afterwards if they are a finalist.

Drawings must have been completed over the past 18 months. 

Entries may not be submitted by individuals working for the same organisation as any of the judges.

To enter the prize you need to upload an image of your drawing to the online entry system. 

For finalists and winners:

The finalists are asked to kindly leave originals with The Architecture Drawing Prize team until May 2023 so that these can be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum from February to May 2023.

The winning drawings will also be on display at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon from the 31 November to the 2 December 2022.

It is the individual entrants responsibility to send their drawings to the World Architecture Festival 2022 in Lisbon (30 November - 2 December 2022) and to the Sir John Soane's Museum in London for the exhibition running in February 2023.

Standard: £99 (+VAT where applicable)

Students and under 30s: £49 (+VAT where applicable). Use the code UNDER30 for a £50 discount. You will also have to supply your date of birth and/or school name.

Extended entry deadline: 23 September 2022