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Rendering by HISM, Commended Entry in the 2020 One Rendering Challenge

Your Work on the Global Stage

The One Rendering Challenge lives at Architizer.com, the largest online community of architects on the planet, with an audience 5+ million strong. For any architect, exposure is the key to success. The One Rendering Challenge provides architects at any phase of their career — from undergraduate students to those with decades of completed buildings — the opportunity to share their work with the world.
Shortlisted renderings, as well as two Winners, will be featured on Architizer.com and shared with 4+ million on social media, as well as Architizer’s 100,000+ weekly email subscribers.

Competition Brief

This competition is about visual storytelling. Create One Rendering that powerfully communicates an architectural form or space and the experience of those that would inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. It can take the form of a perspective, parallel projection, section, abstract or any other image format. As long as it is a computer generated visualization that portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. This should be accompanied by a short description of your proposal, no more than 150 words.


2 Top Winners — one student and one non-student — will each win the following:

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • Software 12 month V-Ray Collection license for your choice of software, courtesy of Chaos Group ($700 value)
  • Featured Entry on Architizer Journal Top billing in the Official One Rendering Winner's Announcement (See last year's announcement)
  • An Exclusive Interview A personal spotlight published in Architizer Journal (See one of last year's interviews)

10 Commended Entries will each win the following:

  • Software 12 month license for V-Ray, Corona or Pheonix (your choice) courtesy of Chaos Group (Up to $325 value)
  • Publication on Architizer Journal Inclusion in the Official One Rendering Winner's Announcement (See last year's announcement)

2 Top Winners and 10 Commended Entries will all feature in our special Winners' Announcement on Architizer Journal.
100 finalists will be published in Architizer's major annual feature, "100 Renderings That Tell Powerful Stories About Architecture", to be distributed to Architizer's community including 125,000 newsletter subscribers and 4+ million social media followers!

How to Win

The top 100 renderings will be selected by Architizer's team of in-house competition jurors. These shortlisted entries will then be scored by our expert jury, with 2 renderings crowned overall winners.

Challenge Timeline

Opening Call for Entries: Monday, January 10th, 2022
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, February 4th, 2022
Regular Entry Deadline: Friday, March 11th, 2022
Late Entry Deadline: Friday, March 25th, 2022
Winners Announced: April 2022

Entry Fees

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

Entrants can submit multiple entries. Entrants can comprise individuals or teams of up to 4 people.


The One Rendering Challenge Jury comprises practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture, design and technology, each with a special connection to rendering. The jury represents those leaders who are actively bringing architecture to the public today, both online and in the built environment. For entrants and winners, this is an opportunity to get their work in front of the people shaping how the world engages with architecture now and in the future.

Submission Format

1 image with a minimum width of 2000 pixels (max. file size 15mb), and a 150-word accompanying description. The single image should portray a proposed building or interior space, a set of buildings or a master plan, and should be modeled and rendered on a computer using any software.

Competition FAQs

Check out the FAQ section for common questions about the competition. If you don't find the answer to your question there, please email us at competitions@architizer.com and we'll be glad to help.

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