Terms and Conditions for the Architecture in Perspective Competitions


Revised January 2020

Architecture in Perspective 35
International Architectural Illustration Competitions

Now in its 35th year, Architecture in Perspective, consist of two annual competitions, conducted by The American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)

I.    Professional Competition  – Submission Deadline: March 10, 2020

II.  Student Competition          – Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020

 

I. PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION

A. Eligibility

The Professional Competition is open to all current 2020 ASAI professional members in good standing. Jurors ASAI officers, their employees and other participants in the adjudication process are ineligible.

B. Submissions

The Competition consists of two Sections:

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

RENDERINGS (SPECULATIVE IMAGES)
Depicting proposed new construction or renovations to existing buildings and environments. Work may be client-commissioned, self-commissioned or imaginary. Style of execution will vary from ultra-realistic to abstract.

Categories: Renderings may fall into one of two categories, differentiated by the degree of precision attempted and the degree of detail developed:

OBSERVATIONAL (TOPOGRAPHICAL) IMAGES
Depicting buildings or environments which wholly exist at the time the image is created.

* At their discretion, judges may recategorize or reclassify images that have been incorrectly identified.

Image Types: Any graphic convention may be used – including, but not limited to: digital images, drawings, paintings, orthographics (flat projections and oblique views), perspectives and collages.
Original Artwork may be in any 2D media – hand-done, digital or any combination of these – and of any size.
Subject Matter must focus on the built environment – including, but not limited to: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning.
Still images only may be submitted. Animations or videos of any kind will not be accepted.
Identification: To the extent possible, submissions should not bear any indication of the artist’s identity.
Resubmissions: Images previously submitted to AIP, but not selected, may be resubmitted.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Submissions must be made online via the ASAI website: https://www.asai.org/

Format: Only JPG, JPEG PNG, or PDF files can be accepted.
Size: The file size must not exceed 4MB. There are no width or height restrictions.
Resolution: Because entries will be viewed on a large monitor, image resolution should be as large practical. 300 dpi @ A5 paper size, or equivalent is recommended. Submitters are advised to retain a high quality, high-resolution image file for publication, in the event that their image is selected.
Identification: Please name images sequentially as: lastname-firstname-entry number-entry designation (F=formal, I=informal, O=observational)

e.g.: Smith-Pat-01-F, Smith-Pat-02-O, etc.

 

II. STUDENT COMPETITION

A. Eligibility

The Student Competition is open to students enrolled in a full-time university or college program for the 2019-2020 school year.

B. Submissions

The Student Competition combines Observational (topographical) images and Rendering (speculative) images.

WHAT TO SUBMIT:

Image Description: Submitted imagery may be topographical or speculative, pictorial or abstract; may show proposed new construction, renovations or wholly existing buildings and environments. The work may be part of an academic course, client-commissioned, self-commissioned or imaginary. Style of execution may vary from precise to sketchy.
Image Types: Any graphic convention may be used – including, but not limited to: digital images, drawings, paintings, orthographics (flat projections and oblique views), perspectives and collages.
Original Artwork may be in any 2D media – hand-done, digital or any combination of these – and of any size.
Subject Matter must focus on the built environment – including, but not limited to: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and planning.
Still images only may be submitted. Animations or videos of any kind will not be accepted.
Identification: To the extent possible, submissions should not bear any indication of the artist’s identity.
Resubmissions: Images previously submitted to AIP, but not selected, may be resubmitted.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Submissions must be made online via the ASAI website: https://www.asai.org/

Form: Only JPG, JPEG PNG, or PDF files can be accepted.
Size: The file size must not exceed 4MB. There are no width or height restrictions.
Resolution: Because entries are viewed on a large monitor, image resolution should be as large practical. 300 dpi @ A5 paper size, or equivalent is recommended. Submitters are advised to retain a high quality, high-resolution image file for publication, in the event that their image is selected.
Identification: Please name images sequentially as: lastname-firstname-entry number

e.g.: Smith-Pat-01, Smith-Pat-02, etc.

 

III. ENTRY FEES

PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION

First submission: free for current 2020 members in good standing.
First additional submission: US $65.
Subsequent submissions: US $30 per entry, for up to 8 additional entries.
Maximum: 10 submissions per entrant.

STUDENT COMPETITION

All submissions: free for eligible students
Maximum: 5 submissions per entrant

 

IV IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COPYRIGHT & PERMISSION

A. The submitting artist, firm and/or any other copyright holder for submitted images retains full copyright to the images.

B. The submitter affirms that the work is the submitter’s original creation and does not include or duplicate anyone else’s copyrighted material. Any image that infringes another’s copyright will be disqualified. ASAI reserves the right to request proof of the originality of your entry. Failure to comply with this request will result in disqualification of the entry.

C. The submitter agrees to allow ASAI to maintain the submitted image in the organization’s archive, and grants ASAI a Non-Exclusive Perpetual License to reproduce submitted images in the AIP catalog, on the asai.org website, on ASAI social media platforms, in ASAI newsletters, and/or in ASAI marketing and promotional material. Credits, as provided by submitters, will always be included with such uses, but advance notice will not be provided. ASAI affirms that it will not use images for any purposes other than those mentioned.

D. The submitting firm or individual affirms that it is in a position to make these declarations and grant these permissions, and that there are no other restrictions on publication of the work, such as non-disclosure agreements.

 

V FURTHER INFORMATION

A. Judging

The Professional Competition is held each year in the home town or city of the current president, and is adjudicated by three independent judges selected by the current ASAI president from various fields allied with architecture and illustration. The Rendering Section and the Observational Section are adjudicated on the same day.

The Student Competition is held later in the year and is conducted online. The jury consists of the ASAI president and two other independent judges selected by the current ASAI president from various fields allied with architecture and illustration.

Every effort is made to preserve the anonymity of the submissions. Judging is not open to the public.

CRITERIA
The Jury will select the finest work, representing a cross-section of architectural imagery, encompassing a range of media, subject matter and illustration styles. Approximately 70 entries will be selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalog, consisting of Renderings, Observational Images and Student Images. No more than one selection per artist or three artists per corporate entry will be selected in each section.

B. Awards

In both the Professional Competition and the Student Competition, selected entries receive an Award of Excellence certificate. In addition, several special awards are also presented:

RENDERING AWARDS

The Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize is presented for the image deemed by the jury to best represent the highest ideals of architectural representation. The Ferriss Prize is recognized as the highest award in architectural illustration. The artist receives a commemorative framed medallion and the illustration so designated becomes the signature image of the society for the year, appearing on the cover of the AIP catalog. (NOTE: An illustrator is eligible for the Ferriss prize only once every five years.)

The Formal Category Award is presented for the image deemed by the jury to be the best Formal entry.

The Informal Category Award is presented for the image deemed by the jury to be the best Informal entry.

The Juror Awards (three in total) are presented for the image that each juror deems singularly worthy of special distinction.

The Members’ Choice Award is selected online from among all entries, after the Professional Competition is completed. The award is presented for the image that gains the largest number of votes from the ASAI membership.

OBSERVATIONAL AWARDS

Observational Best of Show is presented for the image deemed by the jury to be the best Observational submission.

The Observational Juror Awards (three in total) are presented for the image that each juror deems singularly worthy of special distinction.

STUDENT AWARDS

Student Best of Show is presented for the image deemed by the jury to be the best Student submission.

The Student Juror Awards (three in total) are presented for the image that each juror deems singularly worthy of special distinction.

C. Exhibition

Entrants in both competitions agree that, if their artwork is selected, they will submit a high quality print of the selected image for inclusion in the Architecture in Perspective Exhibition at the annual conference. Details and deadlines will be emailed to the selected artists

D. Printed Catalog

Entrants in both competitions agree that, if their artwork is selected, they will submit a high quality, high-resolution image file, to appear in the printed catalog. Details and deadlines for digital files will be emailed to the selected artists.

E. Corrections

The ASAI Architecture in Perspective 35 International Architectural Illustration Competition is an adjudicated illustration competition. All submissions will undergo a preliminary screening and entrants will be advised via email if any corrections need to be made or authorized. All corrections must be submitted and approved by midnight of the deadlines posted above

 

This competition is void where prohibited by law.