The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition is the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world.
General: All entries must be architectural or spatial in nature. Entries can include but are not limited to orthographic drawings, conceptual diagrams, renderings, or animations. Exploration and innovation in unique techniques are encouraged. While there is no limit to the number of entries one can submit, submissions awarded in past Ken Roberts competitions are not eligible. Sketchbooks as a whole will not be accepted; a single, clearly marked page within the sketchbook may be entered.
Professional Eligibility: Each entry must have been executed while the entrant is a professional in architecture or in related fields (architectural illustrator, educator, engineer, cg animation). Due to the versatile nature of the architectural profession, it is not required for the entrant to be employed at the time submitting work for KRob. All work completed after graduation from a design program is considered professional.
Student Eligibility: Each entry must have been executed while the entrant was enrolled at an academic institution (either high school or pursuing a higher education degree in architecture or design). Student entries can be submitted no later than 12 months following the entrant’s final graduation date.
Categories / Awards
The Award for Excellence in Digital/Hybrid Media: This prize is awarded to the best student and professional entries that demonstrate excellence through innovative use of media and technology. Submissions may be digital, or hybrid mixed media with preference given to those that push the envelope of architectural representation, including drawings produced through algorithmic processes. The winners of this category will be awarded a $300 cash prize.The HKS Award for
Excellence in Hand Delineation: This prize is awarded to the best student and professional entries that embodies and celebrates the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches and renderings. The winners of this category will be awarded a $300 cash prize.
The Kevin Sloan Award for Best Travel Sketch: This award acknowledges individuals interested in the time honored activity of drawing architecture and places to learn and understand. In lieu of drawings made to “interpret”, drawings submitted for this category are made to observe, analyze and record in a sketchbook. The winner of this category will be awarded a $300 cash prize.
The Award for Excellence in Animation: This prize is awarded to the best entry embracing the art and medium of animation as an emerging tool that pushes architectural delineation exploration. Submissions for this category will include short videos and animated GIFs. The winner of this category will be awarded a $300 cash prize.
Jurors Citation: These citations allow the jurors to independently select any student or professional piece that they personally wish to see recognized. Winners will receive a Certificate of Recognition.
- Anna Puigjaner – MAIO / Columbia University GSAPP
- Frank Jacobus – SILO Architecture, Research + Design / University of Arkansas
- Neyran Turan – NEMESTUDIO / UC Berkeley
Download the information related to this competition here.
TitleCall for Submissions: Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation
TypeCall for Submissions
Submission DeadlineOctober 22, 2020 05:00 PM
PriceProfessional AIA Member: $35 single entry, $20 per additional entry | Non-AIA Member: $50 single entry, $30 per additional entry | Student AIAS Member: $25 single entry, $15 per additional entry | Non-AIAS Member: $35 single entry, $25 per additional entry