Early Bird Registration until September 30, 2021 for the “Arch20 Photography Challenge 2021”

The growing obsession with visual documentation is giving us a chance to learn more about our architectural context. After we build, the Architecture rebuilds and frames our stories. Taking a photo of a building might be easy, but telling a story through it is quite challenging. How can we freeze these fleeting moments and convey the sense of our culture? How can we, through photography, tell stories of the way we move around the city, within buildings, or simply the way we perceive our surroundings?


It is required to submit one photograph that conveys the sense of its place – whether through capturing how a building or a group of buildings exist within their context, or how people and objects experience and interact with these buildings. The photograph can be taken anywhere in the world, at any scale, and from whichever angle. It can, as well, frame a group of buildings, a whole building, or close-up architectural details. Any photo that portrays architecture as its main element is eligible. Your photograph should be submitted alongside a short description that does not exceed 150 words.

Prizes For Top Winners​​

2,000$ Cash Prize

Publication in Arch2O’s Annual Feature “100 Photos About Architecture”


1st Prize : X-AIRCROSS 2

2nd Prize : X-go HR Chameleon

3rd Prize : Mogo FireKit
100 finalists will be published in Special Annual Feature ( Jury voting Top 50 & Public voting Top 50 ) “100 Photos About Architecture“, to be distributed to Arch2O’s community including 100,000 newsletter subscribers and 2.5+ million social media followers!


Competition Deadlines and Fees

Opening Call for Entries:
August 15th, 2021​
Early Bird Registration ​( Students )
Enter before September 30th, 2021​
Early Bird Registration ​( Non-Students )
Enter before September 30th, 2021​
Regular Registration​ ( Students )
Enter before November 8th, 2021​
Regular Registration​ ( Non-Students )
Enter before November 8th, 2021​
Late Registration​ ( Students )
Enter before December 14th, 2021
Late Registration​ ( Non-Students )
Enter before December 14th, 2021
Public Voting :
December 15th, 2021
Jury / Winners Announced :
February 2022
Team entries are permissible; you are allowed up to 5 team members with 1 team leader.


How To Win ?
The 100 finalists will be selected by Arch2O’s team of competition jurors. Then Top 2 photos will be selected by our expert jury from these shortlisted entries.
Submission Format
1 image with a minimum width of 2000 pixels (max. file size 10mb) in JPEG format, and a 150-word accompanying description. The single image should portray an existing building, interior space, architectural detail, or a group of buildings, and can be taken using any camera or camera phone.



For general common questions about the competition, please email us at and we will answer within 24 hours.



The jury of Arch2O’s Photography Challenge includes masters and leaders in the fields of architecture and photography who are interested in documenting our architectural context.


The confirmed jury members include:
Aldo Amoretti
Paul Clemence
Yener Torun
Darren Bradley
Fernando Guerra
Tom Blachford
Ema Peter
Paul Eis

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