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What is your Art of Building? CIOB opens 2014 digital photography competition


6th October 2014

Fancy yourself as a bit of a photographer? Passionate about the built environment? Then the Art of Building competition is the perfect platform for you to show off your talent. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re rocking the latest Leica or are a dab hand at smartphone photography the competition is free to enter and open to anyone over the age of 18 from any part of the world.  Run by the Chartered Institute of Building entrants can take part from 13 October until 23 November 2014.  The winning photographer will scoop a cash prize of £3,000.

Each year thousands of professional and amateur photographers take part inspired by the built environment and capturing it in thought-provoking and imaginative ways. 

“The breadth of photography we see is amazing. From those who are revealing a little known building to those showcasing a familiar icon in a new light, said Saul Townsend from the Art of Building.

“Last year Kirsten Quist and her photojournalistic style switched voters onto the serious issue of forced child labour in India. It was a fantastic example of the power of photography and its ability to tell a story in any language.”

This year, the judging panel includes broadcaster, photography critic and editor, Sue Steward; award-winning photographer Matt Wain, and Elaine Knutt editor of Construction Manager magazine.


•    The competition is free to enter and open between 13 October and 23 November 2014

•    A panel of industry judges shortlist the entries to 15 finalists. The overall winner is then decided by public vote

•    The winning photographer scoops a cash prize of £3,000 and is crowned ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year’

•    Up to three photographs per person may be entered into the competition across the categories

•    Entries may be digitally enhanced or altered but must be submitted via the website in a JPEG format between 2mb and 8mb per photo

•    The competition is now in its fifth year

For more details about the competition and to enter, log on to

The competition can also be found on Twitter at or on Facebook at



Saul Townsend
+44 (0) 1344 630 766

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