minimal photoshop
expert judged
Peter Wiles

Architecture that divides

In association with ThinkTank Photo

Open Rating Results

PLEASE NOTE that this is a minimal Photoshop challenge, with no black and white images allowed. Click on 'The brief in detail' for our submission guidelines. The world’s towns and cities have become a breeding ground for contentious architecture, which is always a hot topic for debate. Are imposing contemporary constructions acting as a positive solution to growing populations and a lack of space, or are they irreversibly damaging traditional vistas and skylines? Should concrete-heavy brutalist architecture be viewed as a blight on 20th Century design, or a poignant reminder of how we can rebuild our communities in the aftermath of war and natural disaster?

Buildings good, bad or downright ugly can so often be the subject of powerful photography. We want to see your best photos of architecture that divides opinion - BUT, this is a minimal Photoshop challenge. Click on 'The brief in detail' for more information.

Both the expert's winner and the crowd's winner with receive a ThinkTank Photo's Citywalker 30 bag worth $164.75 USD.

The brief in detail
  • Cropping is allowed
  • Dodging and burning is allowed, but please don’t overdo it
  • Adjusting contrast and brightness is also allowed, but again, don’t overdo it
  • A minimal amount of sharpening is allowed
  • No colour tinting, adjusting of colours, or application of software filters
  • Photos must be one image, and can’t include any elements from any other images
  • Nothing should be added or cloned out of the image
  • No use of HDR
  • No black and white images
Prize details

Both the expert's winner (chosen by Sue Barr) and the crowd's winner with receive a ThinkTank Photo's Citywalker 30 bag (in blue), worth $164.75 USD. The highest placed entries will appear on Photocrowd's 'Best images' page and social media channels.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. You can see all the images uploaded to a contest, but will need to rate them to see how they’re ranked once the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
10 April 2016

10 April 2016 to 18 April 2016

Winners announced
18 April 2016

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