The Architectural Photography Awards (APA) 2021 Winners will be announced at 18:30 GMT Friday 3rd December 2021


To view our judges discussing the APA 2021 Shortlist, please click here!


The Architectural Photography Awards (APA) 2021 Shortlist has been announced!


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Some photographs from the WAF China live event in Chendu today - it’s brilliant to see The APA 2021 Shortlist being displayed there!

From left to right: 

© Tan Xiao - Times Pavilion in Guangzhou, China by Sangu Design.

© Robert Hermann - The Cube in Berlin, Germany by 3XN Architects.

© Parham Taghioff - SteelForm Showroom in Tehran, Iran by Admun Studio.

© Liu Xinghao - Holidays during the covid-19 pandemic in Chongqing City, China by Safdie Architects.

© James Kerwin - The Koujak Jaber building in Ramlet El Beida, Lebanon by Victor Basharat. 


The Architectural Photography Awards (APA) 2021 has now CLOSED for entries.


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The Architectural Photography Awards (APA) 2021 would like to introduce this years judges...

Our anchor judges:

Katy Harris - Senior Partner Head of Communications, Foster + Partners

Richard Bryant - Hon. FRIBA, Hon. Doctorate in Design from Kingston University, Architectural Photographer

New judges for APA 2021:

Marco Iuliano - Reader of Architecture, University of Liverpool School of Architecture, UK

Laurian Ghinitoiu - Overall Winner of The APA 2019

Hamish Crooks - Media Licensing & Archive Consultant at Magnum Photos

Chloe Grimshaw - Representative of the Grimshaw Foundation


We are delighted to be working with Aluprof UK who join us as supporters for The Architectural Photography Awards 2021!

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We are delighted to announce that we now have our very own section in the World Architecture Festival's monthly newsletter - The Photographer Gallery! In the July newsletter, we bring to you a tribute to architectural photographer Dennis Gilbert 1951-2021. Click here to read!


Inspiring Images: The APA at WAFVirtual

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This year's World Architecture Festival became a free online event - WAFVirtual - and the APA maintained a presence with the daily feature, Inspiring Images. Each day, over the 5-day event from 30th November until 4th December, a photographer from a different part of the world gave a talk and we are pleased to be able to share them with you. Click on the names to see their talks:

APA judge and architectural photographer, Richard Bryant

APA finalist, B.R.S. Sreenag

APA 2017 winner, Terrence Zhang

APA 2018 winner, Pawel Paniczko

APA 2019 winner, Laurian Ghiniţoiu



30th November 2020: The Architectural Photography Awards 2021 are beginning to take shape! We'd like to welcome our first judge, Dr Marco Iuliano, who is an Italian architect and Reader at the School of Architecture at Liverpool University, UK.

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