Shop   |   Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
AIA National Photography Competition


The 2020 AIA National Photography Competition (c)

Shadow Collage 2020 First Place Award, by Daniel Joseph Allen, AIAS

Click Here to View the  2020 Award-Winning Images

Click Here to View Architectural Record Coverage of the 2020 Competition.


To view award-winning images from past AIA National Photography Competition: 

• Click HERE to view the winning images from the 2019 AIA National Photography Competition

• Click HERE for 2018 Award-Winning Images

• Click HERE for 2017 Award-Winning Images

• Click HERE for 2016 Award-Winning Images

• Click HERE for 2015 Award-Winning Images

• Click  here. for 2014 Award-Winning Images

• Click  here. for 2013 Award-Winning Images


The competition was founded to capture and honor architects, design professionals and architectural students (AIAS members) whose amazing talents are showcased in their photographic interpretation of the designed environment.


The 2021 AIA National Photography Competition will begin January 5, 2021

 We invite you to enter to 2021 Competition.   The winning images will be exhibited on the AIA St. Louis website, and available to your Chapter for posting. Cash awards for top award-winning images will be made (see below) & notecards will be made of the 14 winning images; each winner will receive a set of his or her winning images notecards.

Next Year's Deadline: April 15, 2021 at midnight, Central Time

Guidelines for Entries:

Each Center for Architecture or AIA Chapter in the US may request a flash drive with the entries and winning images highlighted, to be displayed electronically.  In addition, note cards will be made of the top fourteen winners and will be available for purchase in outlets.  Each of the 14 winners will be provided a complimentary set of the note cards in 2021.

The subject matter must have an architectural theme or must contain some element of the man-made environment. Photographic interpretation of the subject matter is the issue, not the architecture. Entries must have been exposed by, and be owned by, the entrant.  Images previously awarded with a cash winning honor in previous AIA National Photography Competition(s) is/are not eligible for entry.

Entrants grant permission to the AIA to reproduce images for exhibitions, AIA publications and for promotional purposes. All reproductions will become the property of AIA St. Louis.  Should AIA St. Louis use the photographs for an additional purpose, we will secure written permission from the entrant.  The decision of the judges is final on all matters relating to the competition. Void where prohibited by law.

Submissions online must be uploaded by midnight on May 1, 2020, midnight, Central Time

Submissions entered on CD ROM must be postmarked on/before May 1, 2020.

To read the rules and regulations, click HERE.

To enter online, click HERE.

To submit via CD ROM or flash drive, click HERE.









more Calendar

TRC Product Collection Presentation – Shaw Contract

TRC Webinar: Heating Mats and Cable Systems

TRC Featured Products


The American Institute of Architects St. Louis Chapter 




 911 Washington Avenue, Suite 100
 St. Louis, Missouri 63101
 314-621-3484, phone  /
Membership Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal