Above: New Taipei Art Museum by Synthesis Design + Architecture; rendering by DBOX
Finally, after weeks of anticipation, the most inspiring ArchViz competition of the year is here. We’re thrilled to declare the One Rendering Challenge officially open for entries! Waste no time in submitting your renderings before the Final Entry Deadline at midnight on January 10 for a chance at $2,500 and a host of other great prizes:
The inaugural One Rendering Challenge is brought to you in partnership with Fiverr, where you can find the services you need for your architecture projects and more.
Your task is simple: Create one rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale, and should tell a compelling story through architectural means.
In partnership with Fiverr, which recently launched its new Architecture and Building Design store including over 170 freelance gigs within the realm of 3D modeling & rendering, we’re thrilled to announce the following bumper prize package — worth more than $4,000 — for the two top winners (one student and one non-student):
- $2,500 prize money
- Annual Pro subscription to Substance, Adobe’s 3D Texturing Software ($990 value)
- 5 Evermotion 3D model collections (~$650 value)
- 6-month subscription to Quixel 8K resolution Megascans (~$234 value)
- Featured entry in the inaugural “One Rendering” eBook
10 commended entries will receive a prize package full of rendering tools, and the best 100 entries will feature in the first “One Rendering” eBook, to be distributed to thousands of architecture firms via newsletter and social media channels.
Arguably one of the biggest draws of the One Rendering Challenge is the prospect of having your work reviewed by some of the biggest names in the architectural visualization industry. The big names on the jury include:
- Matthew Bannister, Founder of multi-disciplinary design and communications agency DBOX, winner of an Emmy® Award!
- Ronen Bekerman, industry leader in architectural visualization; Founder of The Craft studio
- Keely Colcleugh, designer, visualizer and visual effects artist; Founder and CEO of Kilograph
- Mengyi Fan, Director of Animation and Visualization at SHoP Architects
- Peter Guthrie, architect and Founder of Peter Guthrie Visualisation; Director at The Boundary
- Alex Hogrefe, architect and visualization specialist; creator of VisualizingArchitecture.com
- Christina Moore, renowned production designer and Supervising Art Director for Game of Thrones!
- Jeff Mottle, CEO and Founder of the leading online ArchViz magazine CGarchitect
- Juan Rico, Founder and Active Director at A+Award-winning ArchViz firm Methanoia
- Britta Wikholm, Art Director and Founder at architectural visualization studio Visulent AB
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.
Your rendering should communicate a new architectural proposal or existing piece of architecture, creatively depicting the experience of those that inhabit it. 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 (interior or exterior), it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.