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The One Drawing Challenge

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The One Drawing Challenge is now open for entries! Submit your entry before midnight on Friday, June 28th to secure a 20% early entry discount.

Thanks to social media, more people than ever now consume architecture every day through their feeds. However, their attention is fleeting — with millions of architectural ideas flowing across the web, each designer has just a brief moment to make an impact. This means one image or drawing needs to possess the power to tell a whole story on its own, in seconds. For any designer, producing a viral drawing might just kickstart their career.

So, the One Drawing Challenge is laid down: Can you create a single drawing that tells the story behind a complex piece of architecture? 2 top winners (one student and one non-student) will receive the following prizes:

  • $2,500 prize money
  • iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 256GB)
  • Apple Pencil (2nd Generation)
  • Procreate Software Package
  • Sakura hand-drawing supplies worth $200

10 Runners-Up will receive hand-drawing supplies from Sakura worth $85, and 100 Shortlisted entries will feature in the first “One Drawing” eBook, to be distributed to architecture firms via newsletter and social media channels.

The task is as follows: Create one drawing — 2000 pixels by 2000 pixels — that communicates a new architectural proposal or existing piece of architecture, and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a plan, section, elevation, perspective or sketch. As long as it portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible.

Competition Brief

Create one drawing that powerfully communicates your architectural proposal and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a plan, section, elevation, perspective or sketch. As long as it 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.

How to Win

The top 100 drawings will be selected via an online public vote. These shortlisted entries will then be scored by our expert jury, with 2 drawings crowned overall winners.

Challenge Timeline

Opening Call for Entries: Monday, June 10th, 2019
Early Entry Deadline: Friday, June 28th, 2019
Final Entry Deadline: Friday, August 9th, 2019
Winners Announced: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Jury

The One Drawing Challenge Jury comprises practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture, design and technology, each with a special connection to drawing. The jury represents those leaders who are actively bringing architecture to the public today, both online and in the built environment. For entrants and winners, this is an opportunity to get their work in front of the people shaping how the world engages with architecture now and in the future.

Submission Format

1 SQUARE image (minimum 2000 pixels x 2000 pixels recommended) with a 150-word accompanying description. The single image should portray a proposed building, a set of buildings or a master plan, and can be drawn by hand or on the computer using any drawing software.

Title: The One Drawing Challenge

Organiser: Architizer

Submission Deadline: August 09, 2019

Website: The One Drawing Challenge

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