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“The Road to Urbanisation for Peasants in the Post-Media Era” by Zihan Xiang, Finalist in the 2021 One Drawing Challenge


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Each file uploaded should be at least 1500 pixels wide, and a maximum file size of 10mb. JPGs are the recommended file format, but PNGs and PDFs are also acceptable.

While your image should be at least 1500 pixels wide, it can be landscape or portrait and any proportions will be accepted. However, if you are creating a new drawing from scratch, we suggest making it with SQUARE proportions to suit publication on multiple different platforms, including Instagram (in the event that your image wins!).

Your drawing(s) can take the form of a plan, section, elevation, perspective, sketch or abstract. As long as it portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. You are welcome to submit a collage as long as the entire image remains square.

Yes! In fact, for every additional drawing you submit for this year’s competition, you’ll receive an automatic $10 off the entry fee! This applies to all submissions after the first for each entrant, and for all submission periods.

Yes. Your drawing can illustrate a new architectural proposal or existing piece of architecture. It should capture the experience of those that would inhabit it in some way.

Software can be used, but the image should be identifiable as a drawing. Hand-drawn or CAD-generated sketches, perspectives, plans, sections and elevations are all eligible. Renderings or any image too closely resembling a photographic representation are not eligible. The Architizer team will use its discretion to judge eligibility and reserves the right to disqualify entries.

Submissions will be judged online according to three key criteria: Communication, aesthetics and impact. Definitions of those 3 terms can be found on the judging criteria page.

Yes! Teams of up to four can submit an entry. One person in the team must be designated the “team leader”. In the event a team wins, prize money will be given to the team leader and they will be responsible for distributing the prize among their team members.

You see a confirmation page noting your entry number and will also receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24hrs, please email competitions@architizer.com.

You may withdraw your entry by emailing competitions@architizer.com. Refunds WILL be issued for entries that are withdrawn within 48 hours of being submitted. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for entries withdrawn after 48 hours of being submitted.

No, the One Drawing Challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate!

No, the One Drawing Challenge is a global awards program and anyone in the world may enter.

Yes — Class of 2022 students that just graduated or are about to graduate can enter as Students. Please use your student email address as this will help us verify your status with your University in the event that you are selected as a Winner.

Yes. In order to ensure our judges are able to review and score your work we require your descriptions to be submitted in english.

  • Opening Call for Entries: Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
  • Early Entry Deadline: Friday, September 23rd, 2022
  • Main Entry Deadline: Friday, October 21st, 2022
  • Final (Late) Entry Deadline: Friday, November 11th, 2022
  • Winners Announced: December 2022

Architizer is community supported and entry fees enable us to run competitions sustainably, as well as publishing and promoting the best submissions year-round across Architizer. The fees for each entry period are as follows:

Early Bird Students $35 | Non-Students $50
Regular Students $45 | Non-Students $65
Final (Late) Students $55 | Non-Students $75

Multi-Entry Discount: Submit additional drawings for this year’s competition and receive an automatic $10 off the entry fee for each one! This applies to all submissions after the first one for each entrant, and for all submission periods listed above. Entrants can comprise individuals or teams of up to 4 people.

The One Drawing Challenge Jury comprises practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture, design and technology, each with a special connection to drawing. The jury represents those leaders who are actively bringing architecture to the public today, both online and in the built environment. See the full jury here.

Unfortunately due to the high volume of entries, Architizer cannot offer individual comments to its entrants.

100 entrants will be shortlisted. Out of these Finalists, two (2) winners will be selected by our Jury to win the $3,000 cash prize, and 10 runners-up. There will be one student winner and one non-student winner. Student Winners will be verified through their university before receiving the prize.

To help promote achievement, Finalists will receive coverage on Architizer.com and in Architizer’s social media channels. Two Winners will receive a $3,000 cash prize.

If the questions above don't answer your question, please email us at competitions@architizer.com and we'll be glad to help.

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