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Eye Line Competition

Architectural Visualisation: British Drawing Design Contest – Entry news + Judges information

28 Apr 2018

Eye Line Competition 2018

RIBAJ 2018 Eye Line Competition

This competition seeks the ‘best’ architectural images. This year there is a new category for practitioners and a link with the RIBA’s world-famous Drawings Collection.

Eye Line, the RIBA Journal’s acclaimed annual award for architectural image-making skills, is now open for 2018 entries. Once again they are in partnership with architectural visualisation experts AVR London. Eye Line is free to enter online.

In its sixth year RIBAJ are expanding Eye Line in three ways. We are launching a category exclusively for practitioners. RIBAJ are setting up an Eye Line Gallery at the RIBA HQ in London to exhibit winners and commendations.

And from this year onwards RIBAJ are also partnering with the RIBA’s world-famous Drawings and Archives Collections (DAC), based in the Victoria & Albert Museum. The DAC will approach prizewinners to discuss the possibilities of adding their en­tries to the Collections.

RIBAJ make no distinction between ‘hand drawing’ and computer rendering skills – “not only because both are of equal value in our view but because so many architectural depictions layer several techniques to produce the final image, making such distinctions meaningless”.

RIBAJ also want to encourage more practitioners to enter. There is a great difference between a tutored student producing a stunning image of an imagined world, and a busy practitioner producing a competition entry or rendering for a real-life client – or drawing imagined possibilities.

So there are now two categories:

– Student category: images made by those in architectural education or submitting images made when they were studying.

– Practitioner category: images made by those fully qualified and working in practice, either for real-life projects or done to explore ideas and experiences.

Of course practitioners have always entered Eye Line alongside students, but RIBAJ want to foster the skill of communicating architecture through the image on a practical level.

Last year’s overall winner, Matthew Kernan of Queen’s University Belfast, brought richness, humour and allusion to the images of his Tower House project. Other winners and commendations ranged from the ultra-traditional (Robert Cox of Adam Architecture) via Deimante Bazyte’s evocative depiction of a spa for elderly people in Copenhagen, to the accessible humour of Jonathan Shekon Chan of Hawkins\Brown, using graphic novel techniques for a museum competition entry.

Joseph Robson, founding director of AVR London, says: ‘Having recently completed CGIs for two major public realm projects – Oxford Street’s pedestrianisation and the proposed, light artwork Illuminated River by US artist Leo Villareal, to illuminate 15 of central London’s bridges – one is reminded of the incredible charge of architectural drawings to explain, convince and seduce. We’re excited to discover how Eye Line’s entries will beguile again this year.’

Winning and commended entries will be published in the August issue of RIBAJ as well as exhibited at RIBA HQ.

The best 2D representations of a building design or concept through visual means are sought. They may be hand or digitally drawn, incorporating collage or any combination or overlay of methods. Video and straight photography excluded.

Enter in either the student or practitioner category. The RIBA Journal reserves the right to reallocate to a different category if deemed necessary.

Maximum of three images per entry, which can be from different projects, or all from the same project.

Joint entries on which more than one person has worked are permissible.

All entries must be uploaded via the link below. We cannot accept physical works. Images must be at 300dpi, file size maximum 25Mb.

The work must have been produced within the three years up to the closing date of 23.59 on Tuesday 12 June, 2018, and must not previously have been entered for Eye Line.

Information required

Title of work(s) if applicable, and medium.
Name of the author(s) of the work.
Name of organisation where author works or studies.
Email, postal address and phone number.
Dimensions of the original work as presented (or as you would wish it to be presented) in mm.
Date it was completed.

Key dates

Deadline: Tuesday 12 June 2018, 23:59.
Judging: 28 June 2018
Winners and commendations announced: August issue of RIBAJ and online
Exhibition opening: September 2018

Correspondence: eyeline.ribaj@riba.org
Eye Line is produced in partnership with AVR London

Previously on e-architect:

Eye Line Competition Winners in 2016

Winners of Eye Line 2016 Competition

‘Tokyo Back-Up City’

First winner Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson, You+Pea, London

Eye Line Competition 2016 Winner
image : Youkhana You+Pea

‘Qilou Old Street’

Second winner Li Han, Drawing Architecture Studio, Beijing, China

Eye Line Competition 2016 2nd prize
image : Tuan Jie Hu

‘Bungamati Studies, Nepal’

Third winner Corina Tuna, The Cass, London Metropolitan University

Eye Line Competition 2016 3rd prize
image : Corina Tuna

Eye Line 2016 Competition

Eye Line is an annual celebration of the best drawings – in every medium – by architects and students from around the world.

Eye Line 2016 Competition

Eye Line 2015 second prize winner ‘Sugarburgh’ by Farah Farina Fadzil:
Eye Line 2015 second prize winner ‘Sugarburgh’ by Farah Farina Fadzil
image courtesy of Farah Farina Fadzil

Website: Eye Line Competition 2016

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Comments / photos for the Eye Line 2018 Competition page welcome