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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

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.


Two top winners (1 Student and 1 Non-Student) will receive:

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • 12 month V-Ray license for your choice of software, courtesy of Chaos Group
  • Exclusive Interview on Architizer Journal
  • Publication in Winners' Announcement
  • Promotion to 4M+ on Architizer's Social Media Channels

10 Commended Entrants will receive:

  • 6 month V-Ray license for your choice of software, courtesy of Chaos Group
  • Publication in Winners' Announcement
  • Promotion to 4M+ on Architizer's Social Media Channels

100 Finalists will be published on Architizer Journal and seen by thousands of architects and designers through our social media channels:

  • Facebook (1.8 Million Followers)
  • Instagram (1.5 Million Followers)
  • Twitter (1.2 Million 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, October 26th, 2020
Early Bird Deadline: Friday, November 13th, 2020
Regular Entry Deadline: Friday, December 4th, 2020
Late Entry Deadline: Friday, December 18th, 2020
Winners Announced: Monday, January 25th 2021


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 mimimum 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.

Entry Fees

Early Bird: Enter before November 13th, 2020: Students $35 | Non-Students $50
Regular: Enter before December 4th, 2020: Students $45 | Non-Students $65
Late: Enter before December 18th, 2020: Students $55 | Non-Students $75

Team entries are permissible; you are allowed up to 4 team members. 1 designated team leader is reponsible for distributing the prize among team members in the event that your team wins.

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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