Architecture Students: Submit Your Most Epic Rendering for a Chance to Win $2,500

The One Rendering competition explores the incredible power of visualizations to portray atmospheric, emotive architecture.

Paul Keskeys Paul Keskeys

Students, it’s time to rev up Rhino, start up Sketchup and reboot Revit. Why? Because the 2nd Annual One Rendering Challenge is officially open for entries! Just like last year, this Fall’s biggest ArchViz competition explores the incredible power of visualizations to communicate architectural ideas, from the tiniest technical details to the most emotive, atmospheric qualities.

Once again, we’re offering $2,500 to the two designers — one student and one non-student — who are able to create the most captivating architectural rendering. Register for the competition today and submit a rendering before the Early Bird Entry Deadline on November 13:

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Your task is a simple one: Create one rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it.

Stingray House (concept) by Amey Kandalgaonkar, a.k.a Ameyzing Architect

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. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.

One of the most exciting features of the inaugural One Rendering Challenge is the prospect of having your visualizations reviewed by some of the most influential professionals in the ArchViz industry. The jury for the competition includes numerous leaders in the field, including:

These judges will score submissions based on a number of criteria, including technical expertise, originality and atmospheric power. The top 100 renderings will be published and celebrated with the millions of architects and designers that comprise Architizer’s online community.

one rendering challenge

Clockwise from top right: Cliffside Retreat by Alex Hogrefe; Villarobles – The Forest by Methanoia; Museum in the Park by Kevin Dly Architects / Kilograph; still from 200 East 59th film by DBOX

Renderings spark the imagination like nothing else in architecture. With the help of extraordinarily powerful software, visualizations form a magic bridge, taking us from drawings to completed buildings in a heartbeat. These days, almost anyone can create a rendering with an incredible degree of photorealism. But can they do even more?

The One Rendering Challenge is your chance to show us — start your submission today and be a part of this fall’s most inspiring ideas competition.

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Paul Keskeys Author: Paul Keskeys
Paul Keskeys is Editor in Chief at Architizer. An architect-trained editor, writer and content creator, Paul graduated from UCL and the University of Edinburgh, gaining an MArch in Architectural Design with distinction. Paul has spoken about the art of architecture and storytelling at many national industry events, including AIANY, NeoCon, KBIS, the Future NOW Symposium, the Young Architect Conference and NYCxDesign. As well as hundreds of editorial publications on Architizer, Paul has also had features published in Architectural Digest, PIN—UP Magazine, Archinect, Aesthetica Magazine and PUBLIC Journal.
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