Submission: February 28, 2022
Registration: February 28, 2022
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Writing competition
Essay Writing Contest, 3rd Cycle is the Nineteenth initiative of the Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization founded by architect Pappal Suneja to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore and write about Architecture and allied fields from an explorer’s perspective. Theme for the Series in this cycle is ‘Travel & Photography’.
Brief – To travel is to make a journey; but what would a journey be, if the traveler doesn’t grow through it? Wouldn’t that equal just moving from one place to the other, without really gathering a thing? It certainly would. And when we are talking about traveling to explore architecture, it becomes imperative that designers must learn that traveling becomes analogous to growing in their world. In the following call, we ask entrants to discuss more about why it is necessary to travel if you are an architectural enthusiast and how to make your travel count in the simplest of ways.
We know that every architectural masterpiece has an innate essence and an aura, that a person can feel while standing among its chambers or while absorbing the magnificence in person. For aspiring designers, it is necessary that they understand what it is to observe the intricacies of a work, which might easily get overlooked if we try to explore the same through a video or some photographs. Traveling, for them, is much more than just an experience; it is more like understanding the transition of spaces: how one space segues into the other. In the jargon, traveling corresponds to understanding the outlook of the building, be it any façade treatment that has been done, because of the orientation that has been taken for the particular building.– Pappal Suneja
We welcome entries from Collegians, Professionals, Academicians, Researchers & Design Enthusiasts (Open to All)
– Submissions are open to all writers in English. International submissions are welcome.
– Maximum two entries/essays per registrant are allowed.
– The Essay/entry may be accompanied by an Illustration/Photograph (optional).
– Each essay should not exceed 800 words.
Winning Prizes for the Competition are
- Citation Award
An AJC curated set of books worth 15000 INR/200 USD.
- Special Mention
An AJC curated set of books worth 7000 INR/100 USD.