Archisource presents the Drawing of the Year Awards 2024 – the fifth annual, creative imagery Awards – open to all and free to enter! The Awards are the ultimate accolade in visual representations across architecture and design, celebrating the very best imagery created by professionals and students around the world. There is over £100,000 GBP ($127,000 USD) worth of prizes to be won, with the top 250 entries receiving a free Affinity V2 Universal Licence!
2024 marks the fifth year of the aspirational Awards which recognise excellence in image creation, celebrating the diverse visual creations across all styles, typologies and functions. The Awards are open to all disciplines and can be created in any medium or style. Submissions must convey architecture, design or the built environment.
The Awards are free for all to enter, making it one of the largest and most inclusive Awards of its kind. Archisource: “The Awards were formed as a celebration of creativity. Inclusivity and accessibility are at the heart of the mission of the Awards, and we are very proud to host the Awards rightfully recognising talents without fees or barriers to be celebrated. We strongly believe that creativity incites creativity – our mission as a collective has been to provide a platform for showcasing the most inspiring creators and inspire so many more in that process.”
The Drawing of the Year 2024 is brought to you in partnership with Affinity, the award-winning graphic design, image editing and page layout software used by architects and designers around the world. The top 250 entries will receive a free Affinity V2 Universal Licence including Affinity Designer 2, Affinity Photo 2 and Affinity Publisher 2 for Mac, iPad and Windows PC worth £159.99 GBP ($200 USD).
The widely recognised aspirational Awards series celebrates those that have truly excelled in creating standout drawings and imagery. There are six major award categories, focusing on the array of creative processes: the Drawing of the Year Award, Digital Drafting Award supported by Bentley’s MicroStation, Digital Media Award, Hand Drawn Award supported by LEUCHTTURM1917, Mixed Media Award and Visualisation Award supported by Chaos. The Awards are also supported by Vectorworks, Tala Lighting and reMarkable.
With over £100,000 GBP ($127,000 USD) worth of prizes to be won this is one of the biggest prize collections out there! The six Award category winners will win the ultimate studio set up worth up to £12,500 each – including a huge array of software licences, creative tools and studio essentials that every creative needs. From 12 Month Subscription Licences to: MicroStation, Chaos’ V-Ray and Enscape, and Vectorworks Architect, to timeless furniture, stunning lighting by Tala, to pen displays, reMarkable tablets, phones by Nothing, headphones, creative books, sustainable designer bags and huge stationery bundles from LEUCHTTURM1917 and Winsor & Newton!
Archisource collaborated with Nature Squared to design and create this year’s bespoke Award trophies and commendations, hand crafted from sustainably sourced natural materials. In addition to Affinity V2 Universal licences the winners, commendations and top 250 entrants will all receive the opportunity to be featured and internationally published by Archisource, on their global publications and channels, including being featured in the latest release of the Ideas Pocketbook 2024.
Ashley Hewson, Managing Director of Serif, the developers of Affinity, says: ‘Affinity has a proud history of supporting up-and-coming professionals and architects, so we’re delighted to be partnering with Archisource for the Drawing of the Year Awards 2024, and supporting the top 250 entrants with a free Affinity V2 Universal Licence. We’re excited to see some of the very best creative talents showcased within the Awards and we look forward to seeing the inspiring entries.’
Celebrating the diverse talents of creatives around the world, Archisource welcomes creatives from all backgrounds and drawings of all types. Whether it be hand-drawn or painted, rendered or collaged, detailed linework or diagrammatic – the judging panel wants to see your creations.
Archisource truly believes in the power of drawings and the Drawing of the Year aims to recognise, celebrate and give a platform to the very best talents across the world.
Enter by 17th March 2024 at archisource.org
17th March 2024 (23:59 GMT)
£100,000 GBP ($127,000 USD) worth of prizes
Top 250 entrants receive Affinity V2 Universal Licence for free
International publication for winners, commendations and shortlist
Drawing of the Year Award
Digital Drafting Award
Digital Media Award
Hand Drawn Award
Mixed Media Award
Multiple commendations for each category
Submissions must relate to or convey: architecture, design or the built environment.