Architecture in Perspective 35
International Architectural Illustration Competition



Professional Competition Deadline: March 10, 2020
Student Competition Deadline: April 3, 2020

About the competition

Each year the American Society of Architectural Illustrators invites professional and student illustrators from around the globe to take part in the Architecture in Perspective competition. This international juried competition recognizes the world’s best architectural illustrations. Submitted artworks may be created in any medium including drawings, paintings, renderings, and digital imagery.

The competition’s top award — the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize — is considered one of the highest professional honors for an architectural illustrator.

Competition winners are invited to a special awards ceremony and gallery exhibition during the annual conference October 14-17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. In addition, award-winning entries and honorable mentions will be published online and in a commemorative Architecture in Perspective catalog.

Professional competition deadline is March 10, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.
Student competition deadline is April 3, 2019 at 11:59pm ET.

*Banner image is by Corey Harper, TILTPIXEL {Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize Winner for Architecture in Perspective 34}


See 2019 Winners

Eligibility

The Architecture in Perspective 35 professional competition is open to current 2020 professional members of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. ASAI is an international nonprofit organization open to anyone engaged in the serious pursuit of architectural illustration.

To become a member, or to renew your membership, please visit asai.org.


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Competition categories

The Architecture in Perspective Professional Competition features two sections: Rendering and Observational. The Rendering section includes Formal and Informal categories.

A separate competition is held for Students.

Rendering: Formal category

The Formal category of the professional competition includes formal presentation renderings, drawings, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Rendering: Informal category

The Informal category of the professional competition includes sketches and informal drawings, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Observational section

The Observational section of the professional competition includes field sketches, plein air drawings, and depictions of existing architectural subjects.

Student competition

The student competition is open to non-professional students, and includes formal and informal renderings, drawings, sketches, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Rendering: Formal category

The Formal category of the professional competition includes formal presentation renderings, drawings, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Rendering: Informal category

The Informal category of the professional competition includes sketches and informal drawings, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Observational section

The Observational section of the professional competition includes field sketches, plein air drawings, and depictions of existing architectural subjects.

Student competition

The student competition is open to non-professional students, and includes formal and informal renderings, drawings, sketches, paintings and digital imagery of unbuilt and imaginary architectural works.

Awards & prizes — Professional competition

The jury selects the finest architectural illustrations from a wide range of media, rendering styles and architectural subject matter for the exhibition and inclusion in the catalog.


Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize

For the professional illustration unanimously selected by the jury as the Best in Show.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative framed artwork and medallion
  • Catalog cover image
Best Formal Rendering

For the most outstanding formal illustration.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Informal Rendering

For the most outstanding informal illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Observational Illustration

For the most outstanding observational illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Members’ Choice Award

For the most outstanding architectural illustration as voted by ASAI members.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Juror Award

For the most outstanding illustrations as selected by each of the three professional competition jury members.

  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Award of Excellence

Outstanding entries selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalog will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.

Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize

For the professional illustration unanimously selected by the jury as the Best in Show.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative framed artwork and medallion
  • Catalog cover image
Best Formal Rendering

For the most outstanding formal illustration.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Informal Rendering

For the most outstanding informal illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Best Observational Illustration

For the most outstanding observational illustration or sketch.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Members’ Choice Award

For the most outstanding architectural illustration as voted by ASAI members.

  • Free 1 year ASAI membership
  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Juror Award

For the most outstanding illustrations as selected by each of the three professional competition jury members.

  • Commemorative award certificate
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Award of Excellence

Outstanding entries selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalog will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.

Awards & prizes — Student competition

Student Award of Excellence

For the most outstanding student illustration.

  • Free 2018 Architecture in Perspective Conference registration
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog
Student Awards of Merit

For the most outstanding illustrations as selected by each of the three student competition jury members.

  • Juror’s Certificate of Merit
  • Featured in exhibition and catalog

Jury — Professional competition

Uli Hanisch
Prof. Katrin Günther
Christoph Sattler
Uli Hanisch
Prof. Katrin Günther
Christoph Sattler

Jury — Student competition

Manfred Ortner
Christoph Langhof
Sergei Tchoban
Manfred Ortner
Christoph Langhof
Sergei Tchoban

Entry fees

Professionals

Individual and Corporate memberships include 1 entry into the competition. Additional entries up to a maximum of 10 entries are available at a discounted rate for members.



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Students

The entry fee for students is free up to a maximum of 5 entries. Students MUST currently be enrolled in school and provide a current Student ID card at the time of entry.


Submission guidelines

Artwork guidelines

  • Hand-done and digital architectural illustrations in any medium
  • Client-commissioned, self-commisioned, and imaginary works
  • Perspective and orthographic views

Submission requirements

  • Register at asai.org
  • Upload digital images
    • Maximum 4MB file size (Larger images may be requested for publication)
    • Images may be any pixel dimensions
    • High quality JPG, PNG or TIF formats saved in RGB color mode
    • Please name images as lastname-firstname-01, lastname-firstname-02, etc