‘One Photo Challenge’ 2021 Photography Competition for Keen Photographers ($5,000 prize)

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  • Apply Before : March 26, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 100
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
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About the competition

Submissions are now open for the One Photo Challenge Photography Competition_ the biggest architectural photography contest that is held annually by Architizer. The competition honors powerful photographs of architecture that capture the essence of a place and tell something new or unprecedented about our surroundings and communicate a larger story about the meaning of home, city or country. You can take a photo of a building that describes what this contest is searching for (see more below).

Details of the competition

Submission deadline: there are three deadlines according to which photos can be submitted.

Early-bird date: 5 March 2021

Regular deadline: 26 March 2021

Late entry deadline: 16 April 2021

Number of finalists: 100 (of whom 2 will be the winners and the other top ten will be the runners-up)

Prizes and benefits

  • Prizes: two winners (one student and one non-student) will receive $2500 each in cash prizes.
  • Recognition on Architizer journal, and social media promotion
  • A special interview with winners discussing their work publicized in Architizer Journal
  • The ten runners-up will feature in the Winners’ Announcement and gain broad coverage across Architizer Journal & all social media channels.
  • In total, (100 finalists including the winners and runners-up) will be published in a special feature “100 Photographs That Tell Powerful Stories about Architecture”.

Who can submit a photo?

  • The competition accepts a submission from everyone, including both professional and amateur photographers who demonstrate a passion for photography.
  • All you need to enter it is a phone or camera and a sharp eye for the world around you.

What should you submit?

  • Participants can submit one photograph that powerfully displays a specific atmosphere or mood that is created by an architectural structure or space.
  • The image can be taken anywhere in the world, and its theme can be at any scale. It can be taken from a wide-angle or close up, show a whole building or just a detail. As long as your photo shows part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible.
  • Bear in mind, the challenge is to tell a story by sending your image, so think about what narrative your photo conveys.
  • Architizer encourages submitters to submit photographs that highlight architecture’s relationship with local cultural, social, political, and economic circumstances.
  • Photos that have a strong sense of time and place have the best chance of success. Your photograph should have a brief description, no more than 150 words.

How to submit?

Applicants can submit their image online through the Architizer’s website.

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For more information about the competition, previous winning photos, judging criteria and FAQs, please click on the main link.

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