Petrarch balloon ride comp

#petrarchpassion – Valentine’s Photo Competition

Submission: February 25, 2022
Registration: February 25, 2022
Language: English
Location: UK
Prize pool: Please see details below
Type: Photo competition


Petrarch celebrates 50 years with an all inclusive photo competition. Show some #petrarchpassion. To mark the anniversary, Architectural Panel Solutions (its manufacturer) is holding an architectural photo and drawing competition with chances to win three special golden tickets throughout the year. The prize consists of a hot air balloon ride for two.

Petrarch, one of the first engineered stone rainscreen facades, celebrates turning 50 this year!

Since 1972, over 1 million metre square of this aesthetically striking panel has been specified for more than 1,000 buildings across commercial, residential, education, healthcare and transport sectors worldwide. Helping to ‘unlock the potential’, it has changed the face of working and living spaces internationally, and been showcased on numerous award-winning buildings.

Blending both form and function perfectly, Petrarch has been manufactured in the UK for 50 years, currently at its factory in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

On the form side, it features more than 1,500 shades and five distinctive textures, and just like natural stone, it matures over time, giving character and depth to any architectural scheme. The reconstituted stone panel can also be custom ribbed or routed.

On the function side, Petrarch is BBA and CWCT approved and carefully designed to be extremely weather resistant yet low maintenance and lightweight. The panels will not delaminate or decay under any conditions. They are also impact resistant and boast an A2-s1,d0 reaction to fire rating (EN 13501).

Petrarch is a reconstituted stone panel created predominantly from natural by-product materials such as stone and marble. Highly durable and impact resistant, it is considerably lighter than natural stone systems and is extremely weather resistant – designed to withstand severe environmental conditions.

Used on a myriad of award-winning projects worldwide, UK projects include Pawson Williams’ Natural History Museum in London (riven Graphite), TP Bennett’s The Filmworks in Ealing, London (smooth Alabaster), Engles’ Eagles Meadow shopping centre in Wrexham, North Wales (riven Heather and Graphite), and WCEC Architecture’s Royal Wharf at the Royal Docks in London (smooth matt custom colour).

The competition and the introduction of new features on the Petrarch website triggers the start of a year of celebrations and initiatives to mark 50 years of success and #petrarchpassion.


The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom and all children who enter must have representation of an adult and accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over including employees and friends/family and must meet the following requirements (the “Eligibility Criteria”):

• a. reside in mainland UK
• b. be represented by an adult with at least 18 years of age or older; and
• c. have access to the internet, and have access to the Microsite (defined below).
• Where the Entrant is under the age of 18, Entry to the competition must be submitted on behalf of and authorised by the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian.
• one entry per household

There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition and any purchase made will not increase the chance of winning.

>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<