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Each year since 1986, ASAI has sponsored Architecture In Perspective, a juried international architectural delineation competition that has included work by the most accomplished contemporary architectural illustrators from around the world. The exhibition consists of approximately 60 pieces of artwork selected by a jury of respected professionals from the fields of architecture, illustration, journalism, and design education. This exhibition travels to various venues throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Six special prizes are awarded, including three Juror's Awards, Best Formal Drawing, Best Sketch Drawing, and the prestigious Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. The Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize is the highest award conferred by the Society for an artwork in the field of architectural illustration. In 2006, a Members' Choice Award was introduced, allowing ASAI members to choose the image they most admired.

Accompanying the exhibition each year is a catalogue featuring the selected entries. These catalogues have become significant resources for the profession, academia and patrons. The catalogues are distributed and sold worldwide.

The premier venue for Architecture In Perspective each year is at ASAI's annual convention. The convention attracts members from around the world, and its events include the exhibition opening, an awards banquet, seminars, discussion groups, sketch tours hosted by local members, meetings of the membership, and other programs and tours of interest to the membership.

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