Get your renderings ready! The 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is officially open for entries, with an Entry Deadline of Friday, December 4th this year. Building on the incredible success of last year’s inaugural program, the competition once again poses a simple question:
Can you tell a powerful story about architecture with a single rendering?
With 2 Grand Prizes of $2,500, students and non-students alike are encouraged to submit their best architectural visualization for the competition. Hit the button to get started on your entry:
As with all One X Challenges, your task is beautifully simple, while providing ample room for creativity. Each entrant is asked to submit one rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of the people that 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.
Your rendering can portray a new or imagined structure, or it might be a twist on an existing building or city. As long as it is a computer generated visualization that portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words. You can see examples by exploring last year’s winning entries here.
The One Rendering Challenge Jury comprises practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture and visualization, each with a special connection to the art of rendering. The jury represents those leaders who are actively bringing architectural ideas to the public today, both online and in the built environment. Selected jurors are as follows:
Matthew Bannister, Cofounder of multi-disciplinary design and communications agency DBOX
- Ronen Bekerman, Founder of the Ronen Bekerman Architectural Visualization Blog and Cofounder of The Craft
- Keely Colcleugh, Founder of rendering studio Kilograph
- Carlotta Cominetti, Cofounder of rendering studio Virginlemon and Non-student Winner of the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge
- Mengyi Fan, Director of Visualization at SHoP Architects
- Alex Hogrefe, Creator of visualizingarchitecture.com
- Paul Keskeys, Architect and Content Director at Architizer
- Jeff Mottle, CEO and founder of CGarchitect
- Bennett Oh, Creator of Archi Hacks
- Duy Phan, 3D Artist at Binyan Studio and creator of 2 Commended Entries in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge
All 100 finalists will have their renderings scrutinized by the panel, who will score the submissions according to 3 criteria: Aesthetics, communication and impact. More details on what the jury are looking for can be found here.
With advances in technology, architectural visualization is now virtually limitless in its potential to convey ideas about architecture and the world around us. With the unprecedented global events of 2020, our environment has changed in fundamental ways, as has the way we inhabit it. How will architecture evolve as a consequence? Your rendering might answer to this question, or countless others — it’s totally up to you.
Top image: “Architecture Survives the Idea” by Yuliya Arzhantseva, Commended Entry in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge