Vote now to choose the most stunning built environment image

Voting opens today for the general public to choose their favourite photograph in the biggest international picture competition celebrating the built environment.

Fifteen stunning images have been shortlisted by a panel of judges from thousands entered in this year’s "Art of Building" competition, run annually by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

They are now online for the public to enjoy and vote on until 11 January 2021.

The picture with the most votes earns the photographer the Public Choice Award, along with £1,500 and the title of Art of Building Photographer of the Year.

"Inle Lake Houses", floating homes in Myanmar, by Aung Chan Thar. See more at

Another prize, the Judges Choice Award, also carries a £1,500 cash prize. Winners will be announced on 26 January 2021.

Now in its 10th year, the Art of Building contest reaches a global audience of nearly 60 million. It allows amateur and professional photographers to compete using equipment ranging from high specification cameras to smart phones.

This year’s competition attracted thousands of entries, with more than 70% coming from outside the UK.

"Colourful Doors", Jakarta, Indonesia, by Gerdie Hutomo Nurhadi. See more at

Caroline Gumble, Chief Executive of the CIOB said: "We applaud everyone who entered our competition. So much of the photography we’ve seen for this year’s Art of Building is breathtakingly beautiful.

"It’s also truly inspiring to see how these photographers can tell the story of the built world around us with new and unusual perspectives. This competition is a universal conversation between those who build and those who wonder at the buildings around us."

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Top image: "City in the Desert", Al Ain City, UAE, by Joebel Garcisto. See more at

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