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Send Us a Drawing. Tell Us a Story. Win $3,000. The One Drawing Challenge Returns!

Get your pencils, pens and computer mice ready: Architizer’s One Drawing Challenge is back! We are thrilled to announce the FOURTH edition of our irrepressible architectural drawing contest will open for entries on September 6th 2022, complete with bigger prizes, a larger jury, timely new categories, special multi-entry discounts and much more!

Bigger prizes you say? That’s right: Each Top Winner in this year’s competition — one student and one non-student — will win an equal share of a special $6,000 prize fund — the largest to date for our One X Series — as well as be published across and earning themselves a spot on next season’s competition jury!

Pre-registration is open now — hit the button below and to sign up and ensure you don’t miss any important information, inspiration, expert tips or deadline reminders:

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New for 2022: The Storied Drawing Awards

This year, we want to take the One Drawing Challenge back to its roots, celebrating architectural drawings as a medium for telling stories — not only about our built environmental, but also about our wider world. When done well, an architectural drawing has the power to reveal new perspectives about the impact of architecture on society, communities and individual people.

In honor of this power, we are introducing a series of new, narrative-driven awards called the “Storied Drawing Awards”. Participants can apply for any one of these special awards at no extra cost when submitting an entry, and Architizer’s Editorial Team may also nominate entries as they see fit. You can apply for a “Storied Drawing Award” for the following themes:

  • Utopian Vision
  • Dystopian Warning
  • Fantasy Island
  • Sci Fi Streetscape
  • Sustainable City
  • Political Narrative
  • Climate Change Future
  • Awe-Inspiring Atmosphere

The “Best in Show” award winners are eligible for the overall prizes as well, so it’s possible for your drawing to win multiple accolades! “Best in Show” winners will feature in their own dedicated editorial, similar to last season’s Special Mention Award recipients. We’ll be revealing more about the Storied Drawing Awards in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Winners and Finalists from last year’s One Drawing Challenge, clockwise from top left: “Outlines of Nuclear Geography” by Sabina Blasiotti; “Vortex” by Endrit Marku; detail from “The road to urbanisation for peasants in the post-media era.” by Zihan Xiang; “The Whale Monastery” by Glory Kuk

A Bigger Prize Fund and Multi-Entry Discounts

As mentioned earlier, this year’s prize pot is the biggest yet — each winner, one student and one non-student, will receive a cool $3,000 for their efforts, as well as being interviewed exclusively by Architizer and taking a spot among our stellar competition jury next season.

Further to this, in order to encourage as many great architectural drawings as possible, we are offering a discount on entry fees for additional submissions throughout the program. Stay tuned for more information on multi-entry packages, coming soon!

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A Stellar Competition Jury

The One Drawing Challenge competition jury is one of Architizer’s most renowned line-ups, including a host of influential designers and thought leaders that all have a special connection to the art of architectural drawing. Last season’s jury included:

  • Suchi Reddy, Founding Principal of Reddymade, established her firm in 2002. “Form follows feeling ” is Reddy’ s mantra, and her primary focus and passion is “neuroaesthetics”, the study of how we respond to aesthetic experience. Read more.
  • James Wines, a renowned American artist and architect associated with environmental design. Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York City -based architecture and environmental arts organization chartered in 1970. Read James Wines’ exclusive interview with Architizer.
  • Bless Yee, an Associate at Handel Architects, who has also worked at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, Snøhetta, and has been an adjunct lecturer at the New York City College of Technology. Yee was the Non-Student Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 One Drawing Challenge. Read more.
  • Dan Hogman, an architect, artist, and educator who has developed the capacity to blend digital and traditional media in developing architectural concepts and has exhibited with the SFMOMA, the AIA, and numerous private galleries.

You can read about every amazing member of the One Drawing Challenge jury here.

Finalists from last year’s One Drawing Challenge, clockwise from top left: “Snakes in The City” by Alex Hoagland; “Sutyagin’s house” by Pavel Dikov; “Garden Atrium” by Nakao Hisatoshi

Pre-Register for the 2022 One Drawing Challenge

The best way to stay up to date with the latest competition news, and be the first to receive submission tips and inspirational content on architectural drawing, is to pre-register for the competition. Do so now, and you’ll receive our official invitation to enter when the competition opens on September 6th! Best of luck to all of those planning to submit an entry this year — we can’t wait to see your drawings, and share them with the world!

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