Call for Entries: Share Your Architectural Visions and Get Published in the 2023 Vision Awards!

The Vision Awards will honor the world’s best creators in architectural representation, including photography, drawings, visualizations and more.

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Architizer is thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural Architizer Vision Awards, a global awards program designed to celebrate the world’s best creators in architectural representation and media. The awards will recognize outstanding work in architectural photography, videography, visualizations, drawings and physical models, with 17 categories and more than 40 prestigious awards on offer.

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In addition to receiving recognition from our cast of renowned jurors and international media, Vision Awards Winners will see their work published in print in the stunning, full-color “Visions of Architecture” anthology. Video winners will have their films premiered in Architecture Film Fest, a unique online event to be held in the Fall of 2023.

Winners and Finalists from previous Architizer programs, clockwise from top left: “Plastic Britain” by Christian Coackley; “Shanty Stack” by Arnaud Imobersteg; “Synopolis” by Lohren Deeg; “All at Sea” by Amélie Savoie-Saumure, Pascale Julien and Matt Breton-Honeyman; “About Storeys and Stories” by Guilherme Marcondes; “Up” by Thomas Schaller; Migrant Respite Center by Anderson Anderson Architecture; “POPCourts!” by Shelby Kroeger

See Your Architectural Images Celebrated Worldwide!

The Vision Awards offers a powerful opportunity for studios, individuals/professionals and students to gain a major accolade for their work, with dedicated awards reserved for each of these three groups. If you possess a passion for visualizing our built environment, you could win a 2023 Vision Award.

The Vision Award categories are divided into two main groups:

The Vision Categories celebrate every aspect of architectural representation, from early sketches and conceptual renderings to photographs and videos of a built project, as well as awards for physical models.

  • Best Architectural Photograph (4 categories: Exterior, Interior, Urban, Landscape)
  • Best Architectural Visualization (3 categories: Photorealistic, Illustrative/Artistic, AI-Generated)
  • Best Architectural Drawing (2 categories: Hand-drawn, Computer-aided)
  • Best Architectural Video (2 categories: Long-form, Short-form)
  • Best Architecture Model (Special category for physical models)

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Meanwhile, the Creator Categories honor the individual achievements of talented creators across every discipline listed above, forming a definitive “who’s who” of visionaries for the AEC industry.

  • Architectural Photographer of the Year
  • Architectural Visualizer of the Year
  • Architectural Videographer of the Year
  • Architect Creator of the Year (Mixed media)
  • Student Creator of the Year (Mixed media)

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For more details on every category listed above, click here. Entrants are allowed to submit work for multiple categories across both Vision and Creator Categories, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements for each category. The more entries you submit, the higher your chances of earning an accolade!

Get Published and Connect With Industry Leaders

The Vision Awards provides a unique opportunity to see your work published in print. Featuring every Winner in the image-based categories, the limited edition “Visions of Architecture” anthology will serve as a powerful source of inspiration for designers worldwide. Additionally, the winners in the video categories will have their videos and animations premiered at Architizer’s inaugural Architecture Film Festival, a one-of-a-kind online event scheduled for the autumn of 2023.

Each winning entrant will receive a complimentary copy of the Visions of Architecture anthology to add to their bookshelf, desk or portfolio. Winners will also receive:

  • Inclusion in the Official Winners’ Gallery, Winners’ Announcement and custom coverage on
  • Digital Winners’ Certificate, badges and other custom assets to promote and celebrate your achievement.
  • Publication on Architizer’s social media channels, home to a design community of 4M+.
  • Exclusive access to Architizer’s invite-only Visions of Architecture LinkedIn Group, to be launched at the conclusion of the inaugural program.

Select Winners will also be invited to the digital stage for a special edition of Architizer’s virtual live event series. We’ll celebrate the best in architectural representation, giving YOU the chance to tell your story and share your work with the world!

Submit an Image or Video

Clockwise from top left: Shajay Bhooshan, Keely Colcleugh, Carlotta Cominetti, Mengyi Fan, Matthew Bannister, Jacques Alomo, Ema Peter and Thomas Phifer. Photographs courtesy of the jurors.

Have Your Work Viewed By Our Stellar Jury

The Vision Awards boasts a multidisciplinary panel of jurors that comprises influential figures in the fields of architecture, design, technology, film and beyond, all of whom have a passion for visualizing our built environment. Many of these leaders are making architecture more accessible to the public through online and physical platforms, with an incredible impact on communities around the globe. Select jurors include:

  • Shajay Bhooshan, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Keely Colcleugh, Founder and CEO, Kilograph
  • Thomas Phifer, Founding Director, Thomas Phifer and Partners
  • Ema Peter, Principal & Owner, Ema Peter Photography
  • Bless Yee, Project Architect, Snøhetta
  • Carlotta Cominetti, Co-Founder, VirginLemon
  • Marcelo Coehlo, Head of Design, Formlabs
  • Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia, Founders, Desai Chia Architecture
  • Jacques Alomo, Head of AI Innovation, youknow
  • Mengyi Fan, Director of Visualization, SHoP Architects
  • Matthew Bannister, Founder and CEO, DBOX

Submitting an entry to the Vision Awards provides an excellent chance for your work to be showcased to those who are shaping the future of architecture and how it is perceived by the world. Explore the complete jury here.

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Demonstrate the Power of Architectural Representation

At Architizer, we have a profound appreciation for the art of architectural representation — after all, we wouldn’t be here without the extraordinary images uploaded to our platform every day. At their best, these photographs, videos, drawings, renderings and models communicate complex ideas about architecture with graceful simplicity, providing us with a lens through which to view our built environment with a fresh perspective.

For this reason, the Vision Awards is a vital new initiative, providing an opportunity to celebrate those creators who often go unrecognized despite their critical contribution to architecture.

To be a part of it, get your entry started today, and share your architectural visions with the world. We can’t wait to see your work!

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