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Photo: Aurelien Chen / Architect: BuroOle Scheeren


Part of The Architectural Photography Awards 2021

Open Judging Results

Images in ‘Exterior’ should show the outside of a building. Consider the form of that building, and consider the materials and the quality of light. What is special about it?

Winners in the Architectural Photography Awards will share a $4,250 (USD) cash prize fund, and gain exposure through the World Architecture Festival.

Prize details

There are three awards in the competition – the Overall award, the Portfolio category award, and the Mobile category award – with two winners in each.

In the overall award, the jury's chosen winner will take home $2,000, and the WAF delegates' winner will receive $1,000.

The jury's portfolio winner will receive $750, and the WAF delegates' portfolio winner will win $250.

In the mobile category, the jury's favourite will win $150, with $100 going to the delegates' choice.

The awards will have exposure via the World Architecture Festival. The format is yet to be established owing to uncertainty of international COVID-19 regulations.

The winners will be announced during The World Architecture Festival, Lisbon, the evening of Friday 3rd December 2021.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
5 September 2021

5 September 2021 to 15 October 2021

Expert judge shortlist announced
15 October 2021

Expert judge winners announced
3 December 2021

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