The 2018 Gallery

Winners, Finalists & Highly Commended Photographs

Winners & Finalists

Of the hundreds of photographs submitted to the competition, just 12 are shortlisted.


Christmas in Fish Skeleton

Photographer: Yi Cherne Juang
The photo was taken: New York, USA
Camera used: iPhone 7
Photographer's Comments:
This picture was taken at Westfield World Trade Center. This spectacular architectural design fascinated me.

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Sunset above the skyscraper

Photographer: Mikhail Proskalov
The photo was taken: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Camera used: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Photographer's Comments:
There's a man at the top of the tallest skyscraper in Europe. It is very romantic to see such a beautiful sunset from that place.

21 inches

Photographer: Jamshid Farajvand
The photo was taken: Bijar, Iran
Camera used: Canon
Photographer's Comments:
A different and strange construction.


Photographer: Roberto Conte
The photo was taken: Naples, Italy
Camera used: Canon EOS 6D
Photographer's Comments:
These stairs in an 18 Century palace in Naples show pure elegance. The dynamic and curved shapes of the construction and of the railings, create a unique and almost swan-shaped harmony of lines.

White Women

Photographer: Hossein Farahani
The photo was taken: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Camera used: Canon EOS 400D
Photographer's Comments:
The Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims. Pilgrim women have changed their regular clothes to special white ones in Miqat Dhul Hulifa Bir Ali which is a historical mosque near Medina. changing the clothes and being ready for pilgrimage is part of this ritual. This is a big interaction between people and architecture.

Working Overtime

Photographer: Beverly Jay
The photo was taken: Manitoba, Canada
Camera used: Nikon D500
Photographer's Comments:
I felt I was watching a beautiful choreographed scene set against the setting sun. The workers movements and positions were almost as though they were performing a dance, notice too, they all used their safety lines, which adds to the strength of the image.

Urban Mountain

Photographer: Hamed Younesi
The photo was taken: Baku, Azerbaijan
Camera used: Canon 6D
Photographer's Comments:
Baku is a city with beautiful architecture, With different and modern elements that become a great architecture by the hand of Zaha Hadid. One of her great works is this building which is a cultural center.


Photographer: Shahbaz Majeed
The photo was taken: Edinburgh, Scotland
Camera used: Canon 1DX
Photographer's Comments:
From a normal view, this is just another staircase but by getting on your back and looking right up, you can get a completely unique perspective that leaves the mind wondering what the photo is actually of.


Photographer: David Meredith
The photo was taken: Avala, Serbia
Camera used: Nikon D3300
Photographer's Comments:
I just like the fact its a self-supporting structure, a concrete tripod and that its possible to take in some very nice views while having a beer or coffee on the observation floor. The original tower was destroyed.

Casa Confetti

Photographer: Hans Wichmann
The photo was taken: Utrecht, Netherlands
Camera used: Fujifilm X-Pro2
Photographer's Comments:
Modern architecture can be very colourful. The colours of the passer-by are wonderfully repeated on the upper floors.

Roof Resident

Photographer: Ana Tchankvetadze
The photo was taken: Nuremberg, Germany
Camera used: Canon 60D
Photographer's Comments:
This picture was taken in Nuremberg, The eyes make this roof different and give an individual living effect.

Hope Hole

Photographer: rasol bayati
The photo was taken: Qom, Iran
Camera used: Nikon D5300
Photographer's Comments:
This photo belongs to an ancient art ceiling in the carpet market.

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