BDonline – Photography Competition

Third Architect’s Eye competition now open for entries

Architect’s Eye, a competition which judges architects’ photography skills, has been launched.

The competition, for which BD is media sponsor, is open to all qualified architects practising in the UK and is split into two distinct categories: Architecture and Place and Architecture and People.

The former focuses solely on the aesthetics of the architecture and places it creates, while the latter explores the interaction of people with the environments created by the profession.

Any building can be used whether it be iconic or uninspiring, celebrated or pilloried.

The competition, being held for the third time, is organised by International Arts Consultants (IAC), which picked up on architects’ enthusiasm for photographing buildings and the fact that it is often part of architectural education.

The judges this year comprise former RIBA president Jack Pringle, architect Keith Priest, director of the British Architectural Library, Dr Irena Murray, BD’s editorial director Amanda Baillieu, leading architectural photographers Grant Smith and George Kavanagh and Nick Scott of the Royal Photographic Society.

Alex Heath, Managing Director of IAC said: “The competition is now in its third year and its growing success reflects architects’ continued commitment and increasing ability to capture images of the places which inspire them.”

The competition is also sponsored by specialist property marketing consultancy TTA Group and is supported by the Royal Photographic Society.

The closing date for competition entries is Monday 12th September with an exhibition of finalists and an award ceremony taking place in November.