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RIBA annual drawing competition - call for entries

Eye Line 2019

We describe it as an award for architectural drawing, but how you achieve that image is up to you. And once again we have separate categories for students and practitioners
Last year’s overall winner was Tszwai So of Spheron Architects "The Girl in Red"

Last year’s overall winner was Tszwai So of Spheron Architects "The Girl in Red"

It’s Eye Line time! The original annual award for architectural image-making skills – let’s call it ‘drawing’, though we welcome all media and combinations of media – is now open for 2019 entries. As ever, it’s purely the power of the image that we’re interested in. How well do you communicate an idea or record an existing building or place?  

This is the seventh year of Eye Line, and my, how it’s grown. Once again we invite entries in two categories: practitioners and students. We will exhibit winners and commendations at the RIBA as well as publishing them in print and online. And our colleagues at the RIBA’s world famous Drawings and Archives Collections (DAC), based in the Victoria & Albert Museum, will scrutinise the winners for potential inclusion in the collections.

We make no distinction between ‘hand drawing’ and computer rendering skills. Both are of equal value and anyway, so many architectural depictions layer several techniques to produce the final image. All are welcome.

We DO distinguish between practitioners and students however, as the conditions under which you work are very different.

Student category: images made by those in architectural education or who are submitting images made before fully qualified.

Practitioner category: images made by those fully qualified and working in practice, either for real-life projects or to explore ideas and experiences.

Now it’s YOUR turn. This is an international competition. Practitioners and students – get image-making, and enter!

Winning and commended entries will be pub­lished in the August issue of RIBAJ as well as ex­hibited at the RIBA.
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