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Essay Writing Contest, 4th Cycle is the twentieth initiative of the Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization founded by architect Pappal Suneja to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore and write about architecture and allied fields from an explorer’s perspective. The theme for the series is ‘Orating History’ – Saga of your Choice. Pen it down!

Brief

This essay competition expects you to dive into architectural history and bring back fruits of wisdom that may add to the discussion in the discipline. One could opine based on various versions of the history of a particular time period/place. One could also cross compare histories of various geographic locations. To further the relevance of history, one can discuss past events and architecture in the context of today. These are just a few ways one can delve into history and come out with nourishing thoughts. Entrants are invited to contemplate, comment and concretize the questions, thoughts, and opinions that cross your mind while you dig into the caverns of history.

Submission Requirements

  • Submissions are open to all writers in English. International submissions are welcome.
  • Maximum two entries/essays per registrant are allowed.
  • The essay/entry may be accompanied by an Illustration/Photograph (optional).
  • Each essay should not exceed 800 words.
  • The entry along with the registration screenshot should be sent to [email protected] with the subject line Essay Writing Contest, 4th Cycle – Category (collegians, and Open) in a word document with 12 pt., Arial font, single-line spacing.
  • All entrants must mention any of their social media handles with the submission (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, etc.)
  • The submission should be an original work of the entrant and will go through a plagiarism test.

Eligibility

Entries are accepted from Collegians, Professionals, Academicians; Researchers & Design Enthusiasts (open to all).

Awards

  • Citation Award: an AJC curated set of books worth $200 USD.
  • Special Mention: an AJC curated set of books worth $100 USD.
  • E-Certificates of Participation will be given to all entrants and the winning entries shall be featured on several web architectural portals. Also, the best entries shall be complied as an Anthology with ISBN No. after the successful run of all the cycles under this Series.
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