Call for entries: RIBAJ Eye Line 2020 Competition_Deadline: Monday, June 8, 23:59

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Deadline: Monday 8 June 2020, 23:59.

Judging: end June.

Winners and commendations announced: August issue of RIBAJ and online.

Exhibition opens: August/September.


It’s back!  The 2020 edition of Eye Line, our international free-to-enter competition for drawing and rendering skills, is now open for entries. As ever we ask for images in two categories – student and practitioner – that brilliantly communicate architecture, in any medium or combination of media. It’s the pure art of architecture we’re interested in: ‘New Imagined Worlds’ is the subtitle this year.

We are especially pleased this eighth year of Eye Line to be partnering with Delta Light, the international architectural lighting company. Themselves committed to the art of architectural illustration, they are kindly hosting our judging event.

We are looking for images of all kinds, from hand-drawn concept sketch to technically proficient layered render.  For us, ‘drawing’ includes any method by which the power of an architectural idea is communicated. This includes depictions of existing buildings as well as works of the imagination.

Practitioners and students enter in different categories:

•    Student category – images made by those in architectural education or who are submitting images made before final qualification.

•    Practitioner category:  images made by those fully qualified and working in practice, whether for real-life projects or to explore ideas and experiences.

We will exhibit winners and commendations at the RIBA following a winners’ party there, and will publish them in print and online. And our colleagues at the RIBA’s Drawings and Archives Collection, based in the Victoria and Albert Museum, will inspect our winners for potential inclusion in the collections.

Last year’s practitioner winner was Ed Crooks for his series of pen-and ink fantasias on Lutyens’ Castle Drogo commissioned by the National Trust: student winner was Theo Jones from the Bartlett with his series ‘Unfolding Julian Assange’s Home of Diplomatic Containment’ made in Photoshop and Illustrator. Commendations in all media ranged from sparse elegant line drawings via watercolour on cardboard.

Every year we are gratified by the originality, wit and talent represented in Eye Line: a truly international, free-to-enter award conducted online.  Practitioners and students – show us your best drawings!

Hugh Pearman, The RIBA Journal

For more details and how to apply please go to:

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