sustainable architecture essay competition

ESSAY COMPETITION: What is Sustainable Architecture?

Submission: December 14, 2020
Registration: November 11, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


There are many ways of designing environmentally-responsible and resource-efficient structures and cities, with amazing innovations and advances introduced every day. These include everything from smart homes and photovoltaic glass to centrally organized power networks, modular building, and even self-healing bio-concrete.

Architects, startups, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies, and designers are all pioneering holistic new approaches to sustainable architecture, in which new buildings are constructed and maintained throughout their life cycles with as little negative impact on the environment as possible.

Do you have something to say about sustainable architecture? 

Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, is calling for essay submissions for their next print publication “What is Sustainable Architecture?”, which is planned for release in spring 2021. Submissions from participants related to any field or discipline are welcome.

Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be included in the ARCHHIVE BOOKS “What is Sustainable Architecture?” print publication.


Early Bird Registration: MAY 16 – JUNE 24

Advance Registration: JUNE 25 – SEPTEMBER 16

Last Minute Registration: SEPTEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 11

Closing date for registration: NOVEMBER 11, 2020

Closing date for submission: DECEMBER 14, 2020 (11:59pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: FEBRUARY 24, 2021


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 1,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 600 €

2nd Prize – 300 €

3rd Prize – 100 € 

 + 6 honourable mentions


Authors of all winning submissions will be credited for their work. The publication will be featured on our partner websites, and is intended to receive international exposure.  Each selected author will receive a free copy of ARCHHIVE BOOKS What is Sustainable Architecture.

Go to the competition’s website