Eye Line: Enter today!

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. 

  • Tom Noonan, Eye Line winner 2013 - reforestation of the Thames Estuary, River Elevation
    Tom Noonan, Eye Line winner 2013 - reforestation of the Thames Estuary, River Elevation
  • Emma Gibb, 2nd prize winner 2013 - Bot Building Centre Cafe + Clubhouse
    Emma Gibb, 2nd prize winner 2013 - Bot Building Centre Cafe + Clubhouse
  • Luke C Pearson, 2013 commendation - Found Facilities
    Luke C Pearson, 2013 commendation - Found Facilities
  • Niall McLaughlin Architects - Alzheimers Respite Centre. 2013 commendation
    Niall McLaughlin Architects - Alzheimers Respite Centre. 2013 commendation
  • Amelia Hunter, joint winner 2014 - Myrky Motel
    Amelia Hunter, joint winner 2014 - Myrky Motel
  • Kirsty McMullan, joint winner 2014 - the Everyday Museum of Everyday Portland, long section
    Kirsty McMullan, joint winner 2014 - the Everyday Museum of Everyday Portland, long section
  • George Saumarez Smith, 2014 3rd prize -  Measured Drawing,  Selmer Clarinet
    George Saumarez Smith, 2014 3rd prize - Measured Drawing, Selmer Clarinet
  • Povilas Jurevicius, 2014 commendation Bird Eye City View
    Povilas Jurevicius, 2014 commendation Bird Eye City View
  • Hamed Khosravi, 2015 winner, Decaying Tower
    Hamed Khosravi, 2015 winner, Decaying Tower
  • Farah Farina Fadzil, 2015 2nd prize - Sugarburgh - A Sugar Arcade
    Farah Farina Fadzil, 2015 2nd prize - Sugarburgh - A Sugar Arcade
  • Anton James, commendation 2015 - Bungarribee Parklands
    Anton James, commendation 2015 - Bungarribee Parklands
  • Chiara Brambilla Hall, commendation 2015 - Ise Main Shrine
    Chiara Brambilla Hall, commendation 2015 - Ise Main Shrine

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. 

Rules

All entries must be sent electronically to eyeline@ribaj.com – 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. 

Information required

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