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Architectural Photography

This architectural discipline emphasizes on capturing photographs of architectural elements, structures, buildings and cityscapes. Architectural photography may have first taken off as a way to document buildings, but along the way, it has evolved into its own diverse art form. Capturing light and shade, solids and voids, buildings and activity in the most aesthetically appealing manner that conveys the narrative of the captured spaces in a single photograph.

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Cash Prize worth INR 10,000

Winner’s Certificate 

Magazine feature

& Interview

Digital publishing ​





Certificate of Achievement

Magazine feature  

Digital publishing ​





Certificate of Achievement

Magazine feature

Digital publishing ​






Cash Prize worth INR 10,000

Winner’s Certificate 

Magazine feature

& Interview

Digital publishing ​

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Photographs of the outdoor architectural environment and cityscapes, capturing the beauty of the macro.


Photographs that showcase the dynamic play of shadows and depth, highlighting patterns and geometries through light and shade.


Photographs of the indoor architectural environment expressed through elements and intricacies, capturing the moods of the space.


Photographs that capture the beauty of juxtapositions and the small oddities  of architectural details that otherwise go unnoticed. 

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January 1st to February 28th

Save 25% during early registration




March 1st

to April 30th

Standard registration fees




May 6th

to May 31st

People's Choice Award Voting 

May 10th - May 28th



June 1st

to June 4th

Announced on the website and on our Instagram page

Submission Deadline is May 5th, 2021 11:59pm IST (Any submission received after the deadline will be automatically disqualified)

{ Registration Fee }

First entry- $15, Second entry- $32, Third Entry- $35, Fourth entry- $42, and Fifth entry- $45. Fees at checkout will include Tax. You can submit as many photographs as you'd like. Make sure to submit your best works.

{ FAQ }

Who can participate in this award?

Architecture Affiliate Awards 2021 is open to students and non-students of all nationalities above 18 years of age. There is no restriction on prior qualification.

Can I submit more than one entry?

Yes, you may submit as many essays as you like, however you will have to register for each entry individually.

Is there a specific format to be followed?

There is no restriction on image size, but ensure a minimum width of 2000 pixels. Both landscape and portrait orientations are acceptable. Minimum 100 dpi

What type of file is acceptable?

Your submission must be in JPEG format. File size must not exceed 10 MB.

When will I receive my ‘Participant Code’ ?

Once you have completed the registration, you will receive your unique participant code via email within 12 hours.

What languages are allowed?

All text must be in ENGLISH only.

Do my photographs have to be taken in a professional camera?

There is no restriction on what device you use to take your photographs.

Are team entries allowed?

Yes you may take part as a team of up to 3 people.

Can I enter the same photograph into multiple categories?

Yes, you may enter the same photograph into more than one category as long as it satisfies both categories. 

What is the submission criteria?

A single photograph in JPEG format along with a word document describing the photograph in less than 250 words, the document must also include the name and location of the building.

When is the deadline to submit my work?

You may submit your entry as and when you are ready to submit. Submissions are accepted till 5th May 2021, 11:59pm IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Can I edit my photograph(s) ?

Basic editing, including colour enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the photo(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photo(s).

What is the registration process?

You may register directly on our website. Please note that you will be redirected to the payment portal at the end of the form, your registration will be accepted once the payment is complete. Payment for Indian participants is via Razorpay and for International participants is via PayPal.

If I submit multiple entries, How many of my projects can win an award?

You will stand a chance of winning more than one award, in the event that your entry is worthy of that category. In this case you will also have better chances of winning the Renaissance Architect prize.

How do I win the Renaissance Architect Prize?

Participant must excel in more than a single award category. The most victorious participant wins the Renaissance Architect Prize.

What is the eligibility to participate in the Renaissance Architect Prize?

Any participant competing in more than one category will be automatically considered for this award.

When and how will I receive prize money?

Details regarding prize money will be communicated to the winners via email. Mode of payment for international participants is via PayPal only. Mode of payment for national participants is via RazorPay/ PayU

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