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Drawing of the Year: 2024

Archisource presents the fifth annual Drawing of the Year 2024 in partnership with Affinity. Since inception the Drawing of the Year Awards have recognized excellence in visual representation across architecture, design and the built environment.

The Drawing of the Year Awards have become the ultimate accolade in visual representations in architecture, design and the built environment. The aspirational Awards recognizes excellence in drawing and image creation, celebrating imagery and creations across all styles, typologies, and across digital and physical media.

6 Award Categories:

  • Drawing of the Year Award: Awarded to an outstanding drawing or series of drawings of exemplar quality. This award recognises the most accomplished imagery across all mediums and styles. The judges are looking for drawings that excel in their creative representations, originality, mastery of media, narrative and purpose.
  • The Digital Drafting Award: Awarded to a standout representation of exemplar quality demonstrating excellence across 2D / 3D digital drafting. This award recognises all types of drawings and this genre seeks to find the most accomplished drawings across all produced through the creative process of 2D / 3D CAD, BIM to other digital drafting software in any style.
  • The Digital Media Award: Awarded to an outstanding drawing which excels within the field and process of digital media. The Awards spans all types of drawings and digital mediums recognising standout works across illustrative, collage, to digital hand drawings created in any style, showcasing those that have truly excelled with their approach to digital media production and digital creative approach.
  • The Hand Drawn Award: This Award recognises the technique and process of exemplar hand drawing skill. The category spans works created across physical (analogue) and digital media methods where hand techniques have been fundamental to the creative process. The award recognises the most accomplished visual hand communicators and those that have achieved great levels of representation through hand drawn techniques.
  • Mixed Media Award: Awarded to a standout representation of exemplar quality demonstrating excellence of craft and representation across multiple media from physical (analogue) to digital media. This award recognises all types of representations and seeks to award those that have achieved captivating visual creations that bridge between two or more media methods.
  • The Visualisation Award 2024: Awarded to a standout visualisation of exemplar quality. The award recognises the most accomplished visualised imagery that excel as key mechanisms for representation. The judges will assess imagery holistically with particular focus on composition, lighting, atmosphere, materiality and narrative. The purpose of this award is to celebrate visualisations as a fundamental tool within creative industries and to showcase their power in conveying ideas, narratives and proposals.

Awards:

  • £100,000 GBP worth of prizes.
  • Affinity V2 Universal Licences for all Shortlisted entries.
  • The winners and commendations will be published internationally to hundreds of thousands across our website, social media and as part of the Virtual Exhibition.
  • The shortlist will be published in the internationally available ‘Ideas Pocketbook 2024’ publication
  • Certificates will be available for all participants including special editions for the Shortlist and Longlist after the winner announcement.
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