The Art of Building photography competition

Country: Variety of countries;

Deadline: 25.11.2019



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.

The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building, celebrates the creativity of the industry, the passion of the people who work within it, and the impact their work has on those who make use of the final construction.

If you have a good eye for a photograph and are passionate about the built environment then take part in this year’s Art of Building competition. It is free to enter and your photograph could inspire thousands of people. Previous winners have been featured on the BBC website, throughout the UK national press and in international titles across the globe.

The overall Art of Building winner is chosen by both experts and the public.  It is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. Selected photographs feature in real public installations as the competition transforms construction hoarding into gallery spaces.

So if you want to share your vision and gain recognition as a photographer along the way then take part. You could walk away with the ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year’ title and either the £1500 cash prize as the Judges Winner or the £1500 cash prize as the Public's Choice Winner.


The Art of Building is free to enter and open to both professional and amateur photographers above the age of 18, unless entering the Young Photographer of the Year category.


We accept entries from anywhere in the world. Entrants can submit up to three photographs across any of the categories.  You can find when the competition opens at

What we want

  • Photos that inspire others to look at and appreciate the built world around them
  • Original work by the person entering it
  • Photographs must be entered in a JPEG format
  • They must also be between 2mb and 8mb (per photo) in size

What we don’t want

  • Late entries, once the competition is closed we will not accept photographs
  • Photographs which have embedded text, borders or are locked will not be accepted
  • Submissions that have won other photography competitions are also not allowed

Key Dates

The 2019 competition timeline:-


  • 28 October 2019  - Open for entry
  • 25 November 2019 – Closed for entry
  • 16 December 2019 – Finalists announced, public vote opens
  • 10 January 2019  -  Public vote closes
  • 27 January 2020 – Winners Announced


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