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.
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.
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.
forge or copy illustrations, ideas or stories available on the internet or anywhere else.
the registration for the competition is free.
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.
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.