“Art of Building” global photography contest now open

The world’s biggest photography competition for the built environment, Art of Building 2017, is now open for entries, promising the winner international recognition and a £3,500 cash prize.

Art of Building attracts thousands of entries every year as keen amateurs and experienced professionals submit their work for public shortlisting before a professional panel from the worlds of art criticism, photography and publishing picks the winner.

The global competition is free to enter and is open to anyone aged 18 or over. Any type of technology can be used, from mobile phones to sophisticated photographic equipment, but all images must be digital.

The three categories this year are:

  • Architecture: Focussing on the design and style of the built environment, this category celebrates everything from the micro to the macro, from the intriguing geometric shapes or details within a structure to vast urban landscapes.
  • Conservation and Heritage: Cultures around the world are often described by their built environment. This category celebrates the poetry of old buildings and showcases their relevance today. Interpretations could include renovation and restoration work or images that put old architecture into a contemporary context.
  • Human interaction: Entries in this category capture the symbiotic relationship of people with buildings, from those who construct them to others who simply visit or pass through them. The built environment influences human behaviour, and the everyday interaction of humans with manmade structures can create some startling images.

The judging panel will be looking for creativity, composition and relevancy as well as imaginative use of light, but the styles and interpretations that will be considered are limitless.

Entries close on 20 November 2017, and public voting begins on 11 December 2017. The winner will be announced 30 January 2018.

To enter, visit:

Image: "Control" by Roman Robroek was the 2016 winner

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