The One Rendering Challenge: Send Us a Rendering. Tell Us a Story. Win $2,500

Can you create an architectural visualization full of atmosphere, emotion and narrative?

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It’s time to get your best architectural visualizations ready — the 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is on its way! Now open for entries, the most inspiring ideas competition of the Fall poses a single, compelling question: Can you tell a story about architecture with a single rendering?

Architizer is thrilled to announce that, once again, two Top Winners — one student and one non-student — will each win a $2,500 Grand Prize! To ensure you are in the running, hit the button below and get started on your submission:

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

This year, every finalist — amounting to an amazing 100 renderings — will be published on Architizer Journal and celebrated with Architizer’s global community of architects and designers. With 7.5M followers across multiple platforms, the buzz promises to be huge!

Select 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge Commended Entries, clockwise from top left: “The First Day of Spring” by Maciej Józefiak and Rafał Stachowicz (AESDE); “Electric Rain” by Vittorio Bonapace (Vittorio Bonapace Studio); “Orchard Jenga – Start of the Night Shift” by Duy Phan (Monash University); “Dog, Bird and Man” by Toni Schade (sonaar)

Your task is simple: Create one rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it. Your visualization can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a perspective, parallel projection, section, abstract or any other image format. As long as it is a computer-generated visualization that portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible.

Finalist Renderings will be reviewed by a stellar jury of industry leaders from the world of architectural visualization, with each entry being judged on the following 3 criteria: Communication, Aesthetics, and Impact. Check out the detailed judging criteria here.

Select 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge Winners and Commended Entries, clockwise from top left: “The Vent” by Dennis Allain (Dennis Allain ADI); “Zoom to the Future” by Carlotta Cominetti, Tamás Fischer and Camelia Ezzaouini (Virginlemon, Non-Student Winner); “Lifting Longyearbyen” by Brandon Bergem (University of Toronto, Student Winner); “Deadline” by Erik Peter (Pixelateit)

Thanks to some amazing software, renderings now have the ability to represent architecture — existing or proposed — with an incredible degree of photorealism. With hundreds of glossy visualizations now being produced every day, the best CG artists must do more to stand out, injecting atmosphere, emotion and a clear narrative into their work.

Is this something you strive for with your renderings? If so, the One Rendering Challenge is for you. Hit the button below to begin your submission today:

Enter the Competition

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