THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
Win the opportunity to have your images exhibited at this year’s World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam - a unique annual event attended by the world’s leading architects - plus cash prizes of up to $4500.
The Architectural Photography Awards 2019, sponsored by Sto and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF), highlights the expertise of architectural photography and aims to put the focus onto the skill and creativity of the photographer.
For the second year running, in addition to the Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use categories, you can now enter your images into a Mobile category, which this year’s theme is Shelter, and a Portfolio category with the theme of Social Housing.
Top left to right, APA 2018 winner, Pawel Paniczko, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai; Terrence Zhang’s winning image from APA 2017, Swimming Pool, New Campus of Tianjin University. Bottom left to right: Matt Emmett’s 2016 APA winning image - a Covered Reservoir in Finsbury Park, north London, UK; Fernando Guerra’s 2015 APA winning image - EPFL Quartier Nord, Ecublens, Switzerland
A shortlist from each category will be decided by our panel of judges, which this year includes:
Katy Harris, Head of Communications, Foster + Partners
Richard Bryant, Hon. FRIBA, architectural photographer
Pawel Paniczko, overall and Portfolio category winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018
Mike Taylor, Principal, Hopkins Architects
Ellie Stathaki, Architecture Editor, Wallpaper* magazine
Ben van Berkel , Principal Architect, UNStudio, Founder, UNSense
John McGunn, Partner, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Murat Tabanlioglu, Founding Partner, Tabanlioglu Architects
The shortlisted images from all 6 categories will be exhibited on The Architectural Photography Awards stand at WAF where delegates are invited to vote for the winners, which will be announced at the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 6th December.
The prize for the overall winner (from the four main categories) is $3000, the Portfolio category prize is $1000 and the Mobile category’s 2 winners - one voted for by the public via the competition website and the other by WAF visitors - will each receive a prize of $250.The Architectural Photography Awards 2019 is open for submissions from Monday 22nd July 2019 until Monday 16th September 2019. The shortlist will be announced early November.
The Architectural Photography Awards exhibition at the Turkish Trade Centre for Architecture and Design in Clerkenwell, London, which runs from 19th June until the end of August.
Tuesday 18th June: Launch party of the Architectural Photography Awards at the Turkish Trade Centre in London with overall winner of the APA 2018, Pawel Paniczko, making a guest appearance.
Monday 17th June: Finishing touches to the exhibition and the entrance to the Turkish Trade Centre which features Pawel's winning image.
The Architectural Photography Awards proudly announces the opening of a public exhibition showcasing
the winners of the 2018 Awards at the Turkish Trade Centre for Architecture and Design.
For the first time, the winners of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018 will be on show for the public to see in all their splendid glory. The overall winning image, the Buildings in Use, Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place, Mobile and Portfolio category winners, will be displayed in a gallery at the Turkish Trade Centre for Architecture and Design, a showroom and events space, which is a new hub for architecture and design in the heart of London’s creative Clerkenwell district.
Prints of the winning images are complemented by numerous videos throughout the Turkish Trade Centre showcasing the many and varied entries for the 2018 Awards.
The exhibition at the Turkish Trade Centre for Architecture and Design, 26 St Cross St, London EC1N 8UH, will run from 19th June until the end of August.
Thursday 7th March 2019: Overall and Portfolio category winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018, Pawel Paniczko receives his certificate from APA Director, Lynne Bryant during Sto Werkstatt's Building Images: Concept to Completion event at London's Lever Gallery.
Building Images: Concept to Completion event Thursday 7th March
Building Images: Concept to Completion - a panel inspired by themes and work presented in this year's Architectural Photography Awards, presented by Sto Werkstatt.
This panel is an opportunity to hear from shortlisted and winning architectural photographers, including winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018, Pawel Paniczko, shortlisted architectural photographers Laurian Ghinitoiu (Architectural Photography Awards 2018) and Martine Hamilton Knight (Architectural Photography Awards 2017), each presenting recent works and insights into their developing industry. They will be joined by architects, 3D CGI artists and creative directors on the evolution of architectural image making from concept to completion, and the increasing importance of photographic methods throughout.
The event will be chaired by Paul Finch, Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival
Building Images: Concept to Completion will be at the Lever Gallery, 153-157 Goswell Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 7HD
WINNERS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018 ANNOUNCED
30th November 2018: Pawel Paniczko from Stalybridge in Manchester, UK, with his photo of the Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China by Atelier Deshaus, is the overall winner of the Architectural Photography Awards 2018, which is sponsored by Sto and Dornbracht and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and Picsel.
After 2 rounds of judging, over 1200 of entries from the 4 main categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use - were whittled down to a shortlist of 20 images and the overall winner was voted for by visitors to WAF.
Pawel’s image, which he entered into the Exterior category winning him $3000, was announced as the overall winner at the WAF Gala dinner in Amsterdam on Friday 30th November.
Pawel is also the winner of the Portfolio category, a new category added to this year’s competition, as chosen by this year’s panel of judges, winning a $1000 prize with his 6 images of the Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China by MAD Architects.
Portfolio category winner: Harbin Opera House, Harbin, China by MAD Architects by Pawel Paniczko
The Mobile category, another new category added this year, has 2 winners, each winning a prize of $250. He Zhenhuan from China with his photo of an overpass in Chongqing, China, which was shot on an Apple iPhone SE, was chosen by our panel of judges, and John Pinder from Carshalton, UK wins the public vote with Half Spiral, an abstract photo of a spiral staircase, which was shot on a Samsung Galaxy S8. Votes were cast via the competition website.
Mobile category winners: Left, judges’ winner, an overpass in Chongqing, China by He Zhenhuan’s and public-voters’ winner, Half Spiral, an abstract photo of a spiral staircase by John Pinder
Overall and Portfolio winner Pawel Paniczko says: “I love to photograph buildings that create emotions and both Long Museum West Bund and Harbin Opera House were these kinds of structures. Spending a time in and around these buildings, watching how people interact with them and how the light changes in the course of a day, was truly inspirational. That helped me to catch the essence of the buildings presented in my images. Shooting in China on my own was logistically challenging but also a fantastic experience. I am extremely delighted and proud that my work has been appreciated and that I have won The Architectural Photography Awards 2018. Winning 2 categories wasn't something that I was expecting at all. Especially a portfolio category - it has a huge meaning for me personally, as it proves that I can create a meaningful set of photographs presenting the subject at its best.”
The Award and certificates were accepted on behalf of the winners by Architectural Photography Awards founder, Lynne Bryant and Ulrike Stotmeister, ambassador of the Stotmeister family, during the WAF Gala dinner.
Omer Kanipak, from Turkey, with his image of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK designed by Wolfgang Buttress is the winner of the Buildings in Use category, Andrew Robertson from the UK with his image of the Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK designed by David Mocatta is the winner of the Interior category and Marco Tagliarino from Italy with his image of the Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy designed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari is the winner of the Sense of Place category.
From left, Buildings in Use category winner: Omer Kanipak’s image of the Hive at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK; Interior category winner: Andrew Robertson’s image of the Ouse Valley viaduct in Sussex, UK; Sense of Place category winner: Marco Tagliarin’s image of the Piazza Duomo from the Arengario Balconi of the Palazzo dell'Arengario, Museo del 900 in Milan, Italy
SHORTLIST FOR THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018 REVEALED
1st October 2018: The Architectural Photography Awards 2018, sponsored by Sto, Dornbracht and supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and PICSEL, reveals the 20 shortlisted photographs.
The Architectural Photography Awards highlights the expertise of architectural photography and aims to focus on the skill and creativity of the photographer. Introducing 2 new categories - Mobile and Portfolio to the original Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use categories, has contributed to a record number of budding and professional photographers participating. Entries have been across 47 countries; the top 4 are 28% UK, 20% USA. 6% Germany, 5% China.
The 20 shortlisted images have been selected by our international panel of judges from the 4 main categories - Exterior, Interior, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The 20 photographs will be exhibited at WAF in Amsterdam from 28th-30th November where visitors to the Festival can cast their vote for the overall winner of the 4 main categories. The overall winner will be announced during the WAF Gala Dinner on Friday 30th November along with the winners of the pre-judged Portfolio and Mobile categories.
Thursday 30th August 2018: Judges Katy Harris from Foster + Partners, Kimberly Hoang, picture editor for The Guardian and architectural photographer, Richard Bryant cast their eyes over the entries from the Portfolio category at the Foster+Partners office in central London:
Thursday 22nd August 2018:The panel of judges get together for the first round of judging at Sto Werkstatt in London:
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