The Art of Building Photography Competition – The Chartered Institute of Building

The Art of Building Photography Competition - The Chartered Institute of Building

Opening: October 28, 2019
Deadline: November 25, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: £1,500

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.

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.


  • Architecture
    Focussing on the design and style of the built environment this category celebrates everything from the small details that make up a structure to entire cityscapes.
  • Conservation and Heritage
    Cultures around the world are often described by their built environment. This category celebrates the poetry of old buildings and showcases their relevance into today’s modern world.
  • Human interaction
    Entries in this category capture the story of how people interact with buildings. From those who build our infrastructure to those who live, work or play alongside the built environment.


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.


  • 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



Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award
Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award


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