Selection criteria

The Architecture Drawing Prize



Entries for The Drawing Prize 2019 will open soon.

  • Technical skill 
  • Success in conveying a design idea, be it a general concept or a specific proposal
  • Originality of approach
  • Quality of drawing irrespective of the project it may represent (built, unbuilt or purely conceptual)
  • Extent to which the drawing makes a proposition about architecture, rather than simply recording it

View the full list of judges here.


Drawings should have been completed over the past 18 months


  1. Hand drawing
  2. Hybrid
  3. Digital (must be still image, not animated)

Price: £150 per entry
Price for under 30's and students: £50. Please use the discount code UNDER30 when entering online.

Initial anonymous submissions should be sent to World Architecture Festival using The Architecture Drawing Prize entry form in electronic form. Entrants whose work is shortlisted will be responsible for providing their entries in exhibition-ready form (original if hand drawn or hybrid with significant input from hand drawing; for digital material in the form intended for display, either high quality print or digital file if intended to be seen on screen). Judging will take place at the end of September and all entrants will be informed if they won by early October.

Entries may not be submitted by anyone working for the same organisation as any of the judges.

The finalists are asked to kindly leave originals with The Architecture Drawing Prize team until November 2018 so that these can be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum throughout October and November 2018.

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