Win $3,000, world acclaim and international recognition
Have your images on display in Berlin at the World Architecture Festival the largest international gathering of architects consisting of an awards, conference and exhibition. Your work will also be exhibited at Werkstatt, the cultural HQ of the Sto Group in London’s fashionable Clerkenwell district and at Image+Space in Beijing, China.
These are the only global awards dedicated to architectural photography judged by architectural professionals. Entering the competition provides a unique opportunity for worldwide exposure through press coverage generated by our sponsors, the media and exhibitions. In addition to the prestige and global exposure there is a cash prize of $3,000 for the overall winner.
There are four categories for photographers to enter:
Sense of Place
Buildings in Use
The 2017 Awards are now closed for entry.
The winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award 2016
The overall winner of the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award 2016 was Matt Emmett who had the highest scoring image overall with his image of the East London Water Works Company covered reservoir in Finsbury Park, London:
The 2016 winner saw a first for the Arcaid Awards in the form of the subject being an historic location. The image of the 'Covered Reservoir' by Matt Emmett captured the imagination of the delegates at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. One voter, Dr Eva-Maria Barkhofen, Head of the Architecture Archive at the Akademie der Künste was heard saying it reminded her of a Piranesi.
Paul Finch of WAF announced the winner at the Gala Dinner of the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. It was accepted by Lynne Bryant, founder of Arcaid Images and Ulrike Stotmeister, member of the Stotmeister family. The winner was presented with their prize by Lynne Bryant at the Awards Exhibition at the Sto Werkstatt in February.
The prize for this prestigious award is $3,000, exposure during the Building Images the exhibition in London and Berlin and all the media coverage about the awards.
Judge Ulrich Müller, Architect and Founder of Architektur Galerie Berlin commented: “The breadth of architectural photography presented to us was amazing. With their own distinctive view the photographers opened our eyes for a second time and helped us to discover things we hadn't previously appreciated. I found this extremely enriching.”
The experience of architecture for the majority of people is via images. The architecture itself is the focus and the image regarded only as the medium. The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Award aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer.
Our contributors, photographers and institutions are global. Arcaid’s founder photographer, Richard Bryant, trained as an architect putting Arcaid’s roots squarely in the architecture forum.