The Architecture Drawing Prize 2023

The Architecture Drawing Prize 2023

The Architecture Drawing Prize is a collaboration between Make, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the World Architecture Festival (WAF). The annual drawing competition, sponsored by Iris Ceramica Group since 2022, receives entries from around the world. Also, the three categories are hand-drawn, digital, and hybrid.

In the spirit of work by great architects of the past, from Palladio and John Soane to Le Corbusier and Cedric Price, The Architecture Drawing Prize is a platform for reflecting on and exploring how drawing continues to advance the art of architecture today. It embraces the creative use of digital tools and digitally produced renderings while recognizing the enduring importance of hand drawing.

WAF invites entries of all types and forms and anything in between. Entries are welcomed from architects, designers, and students from around the world in the following categories. Hand-drawn, Digital, and Hybrid (combining the two).

Submissions across the three categories will be evaluated based on their technical skill, originality of approach, and ability to convey an architectural idea. Drawings can be entirely speculative or relate to real projects.

This year’s judges are Founder of Lily Jencks Studio, Lily Jencks; Artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell; Artist Pablo Bronstein; Iris Ceramica Group CEO, Federica Minozzi; Senior Partner at Foster + Partners, Narinder Sagoo, Founder of Make Architects, Ken Shuttleworth; and Head of Exhibitions at Sir John Soane’s Museum, Louise Stewart.

The entry deadline for all submissions is 8 September 2023.

The shortlist and winners will be announced in October and then go on display at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore from 29 November to 1 December 2023. Category winners will receive complimentary tickets to the Festival, which will include a panel discussion featuring a number of award judges and a gala dinner award presentation ceremony.

The overall 2023 winner will be announced at the private preview of The Architecture Drawing Prize exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum, which will run from 31 January to 3 March 2024 and will feature a selection of winning and shortlisted entries. WAF will fund the overall winner to attend this preview event in London.

Standard submission entry for the prize is £99 with a reduced rate of £49 for all entries by students/under-30s. There is also a multiple-entry discount offered when submitting three or more projects. Entrants should use the code STANDARDMULTI10 or STUDENTMULTI10 at the checkout to save 10%.

For full details on how to enter The Architecture Drawing Prize visit: or follow us on Instagram @architecturedrawingprize.


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