Deadline 2019-12-29
PRIZE 32000


the brief

all designed objects, whether conceived by an architect, artist, graphic designer, industrial designer, or landscape architect, tell a story.

their stories can sometimes be discerned easily, and at other times need to be discovered through thoughtful consideration. the story can be as simple as a metaphor or as complex as a novel.

just as the adage goes, you can't judge the object (book) by its exterior (cover). the richness of the object is in its content.

architects are natural storytellers – it’s a process that is inherently built into our creative process and when used properly, it’s one of the very best tools in our tool bag.

the challenge

every story or narrative is a series of events tied together into a plot. the key is to display your concept in the most appropriate visual form for the project in question

the archcember challenge is about telling your story through illustrations :

we will give you 2 words every week and you have to tell us a story through your illustration and an article of 200 words which justifies your concept.

not necessarily, but if the illustrations respond to the theme of the contest i.e. architecture, it would be much more meaningful.

your sketches can narrate stories through functional or explanatory , social, investigative and sarcastic approaches or comic strips.

judging criteria:

we know you are an amazing story-teller and all the stories are good in their own way.

but we will have to choose the best to announce winners and here are few criteria’s that the jury has framed:

how well the word has been understood by the participant?

originality and creativity – is the work fundamentally different from existing ideas, sketches or stories

interactivity and engagement – is the story interactive enough to engage the jury and grab their attention

60% marks will be given to the illustration and 40% will be awarded for the story considering the points above.

do not:

forge or copy illustrations, ideas or stories available on the internet or anywhere else.


the registration for the competition is free.

submission requirements

participants will have to upload the submissions on the competition page of archcember'19 page by clicking "submit design in competition". the uploaded submission image/pdf size should not be more than 5 mb.

important dates

2nd dec’19 – start of competition |29th dec’19 – end of competition.

important dates of every week - 4th, 7th | 11th, 14th | 18th, 21st | 25th, 28th dec’19.

submissions of entries before 6 pm on important dates of every week and day winners will be announced at 11 PM within 56 hours after the submission respectively.

ex : on 7th dec before 6 pm, the participants will have to submit their illustrations and at 11pm, the winners of 5th dec will be announced and so on.

week winners and 2 words for a week will be announced at 11 pm on dates – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd dec’19. 15th jan’20 – final result announcements and dispatching of gifts/goodies and certificates. 

honorary jury panel


these prizes can be won by any day winners, week winners, month winners who are interested in the rewards offered. the interested winning participants will have to fill a form for one/multiple rewards they want to apply for. the winners will be selected by the organisations on basis of merit and answers filled.

leewardists school – All expense paid seats in leewardsits school next course to top-5 selected winning participants.

kaarwan –INR 10,000 & 5,000 fee waiver on select national/international journeys in the year 2020 for top-selected month & week winners respectively.

rat[lab] edu – 50% fee waiver on rat[lab] edu’s winter school 2019-20 to be held in multiple cities around feb’20. 

Prizes & Awards

1st Prize
1st Prize - INR 4000
top 3 winners (adding cumulative marks for all 4 weeks) will get their interview + best story published on our platform and get goodies from sqrfactor
2nd Prize
2nd Prize - INR 3200
top 3 winners (adding cumulative marks for all 4 weeks) will get their interview + best story published on our platform and get goodies from sqrfactor
3rd Prize
3rd Prize - INR 2400
top 3 winners (adding cumulative marks for all 4 weeks) will get their interview + best story published on our platform and get goodies from sqrfactor
the master story-teller - INR 7000
master story-teller to receive a prize money of INR 7,000. the winning participants whose day illustration and stories are weaved in such a way that all of them combined are related to each other will be awarded this + interview and goodies
Day Winners - INR 500
top 2 day winners illustrations with stories will be published on sqrfactor blog and social media accounts of sqrfactor
Week Winers - INR 900
top 3 week winners will get their best story or the unpublished story published on our platform + high chances of winning rewards offered by other organizations
Note: It will not be possible to amend or update any information relating to your registration including the names of team members once validated.
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Eligibility Criteria

for all the architects, designers, students, academicians and the whole fraternity of architecture & related fields