The Competition

About The Art of Building & The CIOB

Celebrating the Creativity of Construction and the Built World

The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment. It is open to both professional and amateur photographers. There are two awards to be won: the Judges’ Choice and the Public’s Choice. Both winners will receive a £1500 prize.

Our expert judges will select the shortlisted photos to be put through to the public vote. Usually around twelve photos are selected. The public will then vote for their favourite and the Public’s Choice winner will be determined. The judges will also decide which from the shortlisted photos will be the winner of the Judges’ Choice prize.

The competition is run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the largest and most influential professional body for construction management in the world. CIOB members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

It is the Art of Building competition which celebrates the creativity of the industry, the passion of the people who work within it, and the impact their work has on those who make use of the final construction.

The Art of Building

10 Year Collection

Order your copy of The Art Of Building. Limited to just 200 individually-numbered copies, this stunning collection of photographs submitted to the CIOB’s annual Art of Building competition is a must-have for anyone who is passionate about the built world and how humanity and nature interact with it.

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Art of Building Galleries

We have a mission to celebrate construction and the built environment. One of the ways we can do this is by displaying the incredible photographs that are shortlisted or highly commended each year at construction sites with space to be transformed into a temporary art gallery. This is a great way to showcase the creativity of construction at its source.

If you have spaces available and are interested in joining us on this mission, please get in touch.

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