2.4 min readPublished On: February 13, 2023Categories: News

Media Sponsor:
Architectural Record Magazine

The AIA National Photography Competition was founded to capture and honor architects, design professionals and architectural students whose amazing talents are showcased in their photographic interpretation of the designed environment.

The competition is open to all architects actively registered in the United States, AIA Associates, and architecture students at an accredited architecture school. License architects do not have to be an AIA members to enter.

All Architects are welcome and encouraged to submit photos!

  • All award-winning images will be posted on the AIA St. Louis website and and social media.
  • The top award-winning images will be highlighted in the digital edition of the Architectural Record Magazine and website.
    The top Award-winning images will be exhibited at the AIA National A’23 Conference on Architecture in San Francisco, CA at the Architectural Record Magazine booth.
    Cash awards for top award-winning images.

Rules & Regulations:
2023 AIA National Photography Competition Prospectus – CLICK HERE

Competition Schedule:

  • January 1, 2023 – Competition Opens
  •  April 3, 2023 – Submission deadline
  • May 6, 2023 – Jury Date

Entry Fees: Each entry allows you to enter up to five (5) images

  • AIA Members – $40
  • Associate AIA Members – $30
  • Architecture Students – $20
  • AIA Emeritus – $20
  • Non-member registered architects – $50

Julie Snow, FAIA, Snow Kreilich Architects
Alex Bachrach, Architectural Record/BNP Media
Professor Ila N. Sheren, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Art History and Archeology


Cash Prizes

  • First Place  –  $500
  • Second Place – $400
  • Third Place – $300
  • Fuller Award – $200 – The subject of the Al Fuller Award must be located in the United States.
  • Studend Award – $200 – Awarded to an AIAS member and/or a student at an NAAB accredited school.

Judge’s Commendation Awards – 10 images will be selected as Merit Awards.

Honorable Mentions – The judges will select up to 30 images as honorable mentions.

Image Requirements:

File Size
Each image must not exceed 20 MB in size.

  Each image should be at least 2816 pixels in its longest dimension.

File Format
  Each image must be entered in JPG or TIFF format.

File Naming
  Each image title and photo number must be included in the file in the following format.

Example:  Country House_Photo3.jpg

File names should not include punctuation. Image name must include the extension of .JPG or .TIFF

Purchase Entries:


For any questions please contact Patrick Tetley at (314) 621-3484 or [email protected]


Previous AIA National Photography Competition Winners:

• Click HERE to view the 2022 award-winning images.
Click HERE to view the 2021 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2020 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2019 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2018 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2017 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2016 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2015 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2014 award-winning images.
• Click HERE to view the 2013 award-winning images.

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