The popular Art of Building photography competition has opened for submissions, with organiser the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) now offering two cash prizes each worth £1,500 ($1,900).
As someone who can’t resist taking photos of buildings and construction sites and architecture, I know there must be lots of people out there with amazing and stimulating images to share– Caroline Gumble, CIOB chief executive
Free to enter and open to anyone over the age of 18, the contest celebrates thought-provoking and imaginative depictions of the built environment.
On offer this year are a Judges Prize and a Public Choice winner, the latter decided through an online vote.
Now in its 10th year, the contest attracts thousands of professional and amateur entrants from around the world.
"The breadth of photography we see is amazing, from those who are revealing a little-known building to those showcasing a familiar icon in a new light," said Saul Townsend, CIOB Head of Communications.
"Last year Yi Cherne Juang scooped the top prize using his iPhone 7. Voters were switched on by his architectural style which revealed the impressive interior scale of the Westfield World Trade Center in New York. It was a fantastic example of the increasing power of smartphone cameras in the hands of a talented photographer."
Entrants have until 25 November 2019 to submit their photographs.
Caroline Gumble, Chief Executive of the CIOB and part of the judging panel for this year, said: "I am proud to be involved in my first CIOB Art of Building competition. I’ve been so impressed by the quality of the entries in previous years and I can’t wait to see what’s submitted this year.
"As someone who can’t resist taking photos of buildings and construction sites and architecture, I know there must be lots of people out there with amazing and stimulating images to share."
Image: Scene in Iraq, by Ali Sabih Kadhim