The best of the built environment

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The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment.

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About the competition

Since 2010, The Art of Building has been celebrating the creativity of construction and the built world. If you are an amateur or professional photographer with a passion for the built environment, then why not take part in this year’s competition?

What the Judges Look for



Are the objects in the photo arranged in a meaningful, pleasing manner or are they haphazard? Did the photographer use the best angle or otherwise interesting perspective?


Did the photographer use proper lighting of the subject matter? Do any extremes of darkness or brightness lend to or detract from the image content?


Is the object of the photo in focus? If not in sharp focus, does it appear to be an intentional effect to enhance the image in some artistic way?


Is the photo an obvious illustration of the entered category theme?


Does the photographer display some creative thought or original idea in the making of this image?


Does the photographer's summary adequately describe why the submission delivers the category criteria?

17 October

Open for Entries

The competition begins in October when we start accepting submissions

27 November

Entry Deadline

After the competition closes for new entries, our judges will choose the photos that go through to the next round

15 December

Public Voting Begins

We will invite the public to vote for the images shortlisted by our judges

26 January

Winners Announced

Public voting closes on 15 January and we will announce the winners on 26 January 2022

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