Selection criteria


Entries are now closed for the 2019 prize. See the winners here.

  • 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 a still image, not animated)
  4. ​Working Detail - this is a new category, encouraging entries by design architects with a passion for drawing details - essential to the production and construction process

Price: £165 per entry (plus VAT)
Price for under 30's and students: £55 (plus VAT)

Entries are now closed for the 2019 prize. See the winners here. 

Initial anonymous submissions should be sent digitally to World Architecture Festival using The Architecture Drawing Prize entry form. Candidates 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 in October and all entrants will be informed if they have been selected by early November.

Entries may not be submitted by individuals 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 February 2020 so that these can be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum throughout January and February 2020.

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