History of Architecture | Essay Competition

Submission: 11th August 2023,
Registration: 31st July 2023,
Language: English
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


Archiol Competitions has organized this second edition of the History of architecture essay competition to understand the past of architecture for better architectural future.

“History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” David McCullough

History of Architecture is a 2023 Presentation and Writing Competition organized by Archiol Competitions. Architecture evolved over the centuries with the rise and fall of civilizations. Architecture is the essence of the history of Human Civilization. The competition – ‘History of Architecture’ – is looking for a presentation board and essay submissions on temple architecture (Indian, Greek, Roman, Buddhist, Incan, Mayan, Egyptian, etc.) located in any part of the world. 

  • Presentation boards of 30cm X 30cm size; explain the temple/temple complex – the history of Architecture with drawings, facts, and details.
  • Write an essay with the facts and details of the chosen temple structure.

“If you want to understand today you have to search yesterday.” Pearl S. Buck


This competition aims to to understand the past of architecture for better architectural future.

What can be submitted?

  • Presentation Boards of size 30cm X30cm
  • Text of up to 1500 words or less. (600 words min.)
  • Illustrations
  • Graphics
  • Diagrams

“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.” Robert Heinlein


  • This competition is open to all.
  • You can participate individually or as a team (Maximum 4 members in a team)

Submission Requirements:

Presentation Boards (2 -5) – jpeg. / jpg. format.

Essay with a title (Min. 600 words) – docx. / docs. Format

  • Presentation Board of 30cm X 30cm size which may include, but are not limited to 3-D views, sketches, sections, isometric views, plans, elevations or any other means of graphical representation. You may include text labels, architectural markings & symbols and short descriptive text.
  • The title must be included as the heading of the sheet.

“One of the deepest impulses in man is the impulse to record, to scratch a drawing on a tusk or keep a diary… The enduring value of the past is, one might say, the very basis of civilisation.” – John Jay Chapman


Registration deadline:  31st July 2023


  • AR1: APR 3 – APR 13
  • AR2: APR 14 – APR 23
  • AR3: APR 24 – May 03


  • SR1: MAY 04 – MAY 18
  • SR2: MAY 19 – JUN 03
  • SR3: JUN 04 – JUN 18
  • SR4: JUN 19 – JUN 28


  • LR1: JUN 29– JUN 30 
  • LR2: JUL 01– JUL 15
  • LR3: JUL 16– JUL 31

Submission Starts:  28th June 2023

Submission Ends: 11th August 2023

Result Announcement: 14th September 2023


Winners (X3): Certificate of achievement + Publication + Interview

Honourable mentions (X3): Certificates + Publication 

Shortlisted entries (X10): Certificates 

*All the certificates will be attested and e-format.



Visit our website: www.archiol.org

History of architecture 2023: https://www.archiol.org/competitions/history-of-architecture-2023


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Date: June 22, 2023