The Visualisation Prize

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Share your most inspiring video renders for the chance to win Best Visualisation at the World Architecture Festival.

The third-annual Visualisation Prize, sponsored by Lumion rendering software, brings the worlds of architecture and visualisation closer together.

Digital rendering has become an increasingly important part of the architect’s toolbox when transforming design ideas into inspiring and memorable experiences. The many rendering software tools available ease the process of creating beautiful, professional architectural visualisations. Through the practice of rendering, architects can explore the unique potential of a design, easily convey a sense of time and place, and tell a more immersive and emotional story about the design’s role in the real world. 

ENTRIES FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED. The shortlist will be revealed soon.

The Visualisation Prize 2022

Entry guidelines

ENTRIES FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED. The shortlist will be revealed soon.

Submission guidelines:

  • The Visualisation Prize is free to enter
  • Maximum video length of 3 minutes
  • Rendered videos must show a future project or a recently completed building
  • Projects must be rendered in-house at an architectural practice or reflect a collaboration between a visualiser and the architectural practice
  • Only rendered videos; no images

How to present your best work:

The 2022 Visualisation Prize will be live-judged by 3-4 judges, who are looking for:

  • Aesthetics. The judges are looking for a high degree of attractiveness and beauty. The video must look “good”, it should have style.
  • Emotional. The video must make viewers ‘feel’ something about the project. This could be joy, excitement, nostalgia, or any other emotion.
  • Technical. How do the colours look? Are there unwanted artefacts in the video? Do the camera movements feel natural?
  • Comparison. The project in the video must represent the original design with a high level of fidelity. The judges will compare the design with its depiction in the video.

When is the event:

  • 30 November - 2 December: WAF 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2 December: Visualisation Prize is judged, live! Shortlisted participants get 10 minutes to present their project with an additional 8 minutes for Q&As.
  • 2 December: Awards ceremony

How to submit your videos:

ENTRIES FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED. 

Once you have completed the form below, please send your video file via WeTransfer to waf.visualisation@emap.com along with the Entry ID of your original WAF entry (if applicable), project title and company name in the subject line of the email.