Photo Of The Year | Aarhus School of Architecture

Artistic fields
Architecture, Photography
Contestants must be enrolled in a school of architecture or have completed an architectural degree in 2021. You may also enter if you are enrolled in a PhD programme at a school of architecture, are on leave from your architectural studies or are currently working in an architecture internship.
Cash Prize
5000 EUR First Prize
2000 EUR Second Prize
1000 EUR Third Prize
Photo Of The Year is an international photo competition for architecture students in celebration of the significance of architectural photography for the development of architecture. This marks the third installment of the annual competition, which is supported by Dinesen and the Dreyer Foundation. In 2019, Aarhus School of Architecture launched an international architectural photo competition for architecture students. The competition, Photo Of The Year, is a parallel to Drawing Of The Year, the school’s other big international competition, which annually receives hundreds of entries from architecture students all over the world. Like architectural drawing, architectural photography is a specialized discipline closely associated with the development of architecture. The best architectural photographs approach photography from an architectural point of view and bring out the potential of photography – also as an artistic discipline – to challenge how we see and work with architecture. In a world that is constantly being flooded with images, it is more important than ever to address the medium from a critical perspective.
Required documents
Artwork / Portfolio
Application type
Online Form
Karen Kjærgaard, curator, Head of Exhibitions and Secretary of the Jury
Jury Members
Louise Wolthers (DK), research manager and curator at the Hasselblad Foundation
Christina Capetillo (DK), PhD, architect, photographer and editor of the Danish landscape architecture journal Landskab
Trine Berthold (DK), architect, senior consultant at Kongelundens Sekretariat and former pro-rector of Aarhus School of Architecture
Torben Nielsen (DK), rector of Aarhus School of Architecture and photographer
Previous Winners
Selection Date