Closing date: Monday 13 June
Eye Line is our annual celebration of the best drawings – in every medium – by architects and students from around the world. This is its fourth year, with partner AVR London. Entry is free. Up to three drawings are allowed per entrant, and joint entries – images worked on by several people rather than individuals – are also encouraged. Now is the time to get your drawings to us!
This is the award that separates the drawing from the project. We want to see the best skills in architectural depiction – hand-drawn, computer-aided, or whatever combination of techniques come together to make the image. It can be anything from a long view to an exquisite working detail. As one of our judges last year, artist Nathan Coley, remarked: ‘We should not shy away from unfashionable adjectives like “beautiful”.’ You can be a seasoned practitioner or a rookie student, everyone is equal.
In the first three years of Eye Line we have been delighted and astonished by the quality and variety of architectural drawings from around the world – in all styles, from the highly complex to the naively simple. All our winners and commendations have been very different – there is no ‘Eye Line style’. We like and expect to be surprised.
Our judges, chaired by RIBAJ editor Hugh Pearman, will include curator and art consultant Jes Fernie – responsible for the RIBA Gallery’s current show ‘Creation from Catastrophe’; previous winner Amelia Hunter (now with Studio Weave); and leading architects Will Alsop and Eric Parry. So go on – enter now, and seduce us with your imagined worlds.
All entries must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org – details below. We want to find the best representations of a design or concept through visual means. Any medium is allowed – hand-drawn or via keyboard, collage or any combination or overlay of methods. It can be ultra-detailed, close to abstraction or photo-realistic, whatever: it’s up to you.
The work must have been produced within the three years up to the closing date in June 2016, and must not previously have been entered for Eye Line.
Entries should be two-dimensional artworks – we will not consider movies or photographs of models – but within that constraint we will judge all methods and media equally.
There is a maximum of three individual pieces per entry, to be sent as medium-resolution JPEGs via a file-sharing service only.
Name (s) of entrants
Title of work (if applicable)
Short description of the work
Size of the original work
Date it was done
Organisation where you work or study
Email, postal address and phone number
Deadline for submissions: Monday 13 June
Late June: Judging and shortlisting
August: Winners and commendations announced in special issue of the RIBAJ
Week of September 5: Celebration party held
Get sending in your work right away, don’t wait until the last minute. We want to celebrate the art of architecture