Submissions close on 15 November 2020
7 December 2020
The competition opens for public voting.
11 January 2021
Public voting ends and the jury will be choosing its winners.
26 January 2021
Winners are announced on our website and in the media.
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The Best of the Built Environment
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.
Focussing on the design and style of the built environment this category celebrates everything from the small details that make up a structure to entire cityscapes.
Conservation and Heritage
Cultures around the world are often described by their built environment. This category celebrates the poetry of old buildings and showcases their relevance into today's modern world.
Entries in this category capture the story of how people interact with buildings. From those who build our infrastructure to those who live, work or play alongside the built environment.
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?