At iGuzzini, light is at the heart of everything we do and - to us - capturing it is just as much an artform as creating it. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Blueprint magazine, one of the the lead commentators on architecture, design and art, to launch a photography award that showcases the best amateur and professional photos in these areas.
Blueprint editor, Johnny Tucker says, “Architecture and photography are two passions of mine, so I’m extremely pleased to be able to combine them into this one award, with the sponsorship of iGuzzini. We’ve deliberately kept the categories quite broad and nebulous to allow a great deal of interpretation and I’m truly excited about the direction people will take this in.”
Full Blueprint iGuzzini Architecture Photography Awards site here
About The Awards
- We will be looking for photography that uses and celebrates architecture.
- The awards are open to professionals and amateurs, who will be judged separately.
- Professional overall winner prize: £1000
- Amateur overall winner prize: iGuzzini, Ron Arad-designed PizzaKobra light (value £1000)
- Winners photographs will be on show at designjunction (21-24 September, tickets are available here).
- There are four categories; Architectural narrative, Urbanism, Architecture and Light, Architecture and Time.
- Each category will have a professional and amateur winner.
- Two overall winners from these eight will be chosen by the public during the London Design Festival.
How To Enter
Professionals: £30 per entry
Amateurs: £10 per entry
This entry entitles you to enter one category, with 1-3 image submissions per category. (Please note, the total size of images uploaded should not be more than 3mb. Winners will be approached for higher resolution images for display if necessary.)
25% of entry fee will be donated to designjunction’s charity.
You will also need to supply a short 150 word description of your work which should be uploaded as a Word document or PDF.
For full Terms & Conditions click here.
How The Judging Works
The judges will decide of the category winners during the summer and revealed in September. The winners will be displayed at designjunction from the 21st - 24th September 2017.
The public will have chance to vote on the final day of the London Design Festival there, and online.
The 2017 Judges
- Ian Stanton: Managing director of iGuzzini UK.
- Johnny Tucker: Editor of Blueprint, journalist and photographer.
- Ben van Berkel: founder of Dutch architecture practice UN Studio and is responsible for designing the Erasmus Bridge, in Rotterdam and the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, among many other buildings.
- Elias Redstone: independent curator whose work includes the Barbican’s Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age show and the Phaidon book Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography.
- Paul Raftery: photographer for 25 years and a lover of architecture; he has lived in the Unite d’Habitation in Marseille and has exhibited widely, undertaken residences, and was a director of View Pictures.