Call for Submissions: Enter the One Rendering Challenge and Win $2,500!

Can a single rendering tell a captivating story about architecture? Show us for a chance at major prizes and global recognition.

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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:

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Competition Brief

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.

“Far away” by Jesús Mejías, Finalist in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge


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

All 100 finalists will have their renderings scrutinized by the panel, who will score the submissions according to 3 criteria: Aestheticscommunication and impact. More details on what the jury are looking for can be found here.

“Go to the South” by Alberto Pasqualetto, Finalist in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge

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.

For more information, check out the FAQs, the Jurors Page and the Judging Criteria. We can’t wait to see your submission — good luck from everyone at Architizer!

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Top image: “Architecture Survives the Idea” by Yuliya Arzhantseva, Commended Entry in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge


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