Welcome to the Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards website

The 2019 Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards are closed for entries. The winning photographs will be announced at a special party at Atrium in London on 21 November. Get your free ticket here. See you there!

2019 Winners and Highly Commended

Below are 2019’s winners and highly commended photographers — both professional and amateur — across all four Awards categories, as chosen by our judges.

We also made you, the public, our judge to select the recipient of the Atrium People's Choice Award.

Overall Professional Winner: Danica O Kus

Overall Amateur Winner: Finbar Fallon

Atrium People's Choice Winner: Finbar Fallon

Category Winners


Professional :Kris Provoost


Amateur: Finbar Fallon


Professional : Danica O Kus


Amateur: Aurélien Chen


Professional: Jim Stephenson


Amateur: Patricia Woodward


Professional: Louise Gough


Amateur: Aurélien Chen

Highly commended photographers included: Carlo Oriente, Inge Clemente, Harry Godfrey, Jan Vranovsky, Pedro Calado, Remi Carreiro, Rosie Haslem, Toby Blackman, Wade Zimmerman.


  • These awards celebrate photography that uses architecture in some capacity as its muse.
  • The awards are open to professionals and amateurs, who will be judged separately.
  • There are four categories. Each will have a professional and amateur winner and the two overall winners will be chosen from these eight.
  • A £1000 prize will be awarded to the professional overall winner and a prize of similar value to the amateur overall winner.


At Blueprint we believe wholeheartedly in great architectural photography and within the pages allow the images — many of which we’ve commissioned ourselves — room to breathe and tell their story.

Of course, in editorial in magazines, we are usually talking about a certain kind of commercial, often marketing-led portrayal of buildings seeking to show them as the architect or developer sees them in their mind’s eye.

That, however is not what the #BAPAwards are about! We want to celebrate architectural photography in a much wider sense. In these awards, architecture can be the hero, but also the villain if needs be; it can be the icon shouting ‘look at me’, or it can be the ghost; it can be the centre-screen focus, or glimpsed in peripheral vision.

Architecture is the starting point for these photographic awards, these photographic investigations and conversations around architecture and the urban environment.

The awards are also aimed not just at architectural photographers, but at everyone who likes to use photography as their medium and considers architecture a muse from photojournalists to artists, from urbanists to archivists.

There are four awards categories open to professionals and amateurs alike, though both will be judged distinctly against their peers.

There is a £10 + VAT fee for amateurs and £30 + VAT for professionals which allows you to enter one of the following categories.


Architectural Narrative

For this we are looking for images where architecture can range from being the focus or the lynchpin, to being simply the muse or even the jumping-off point. We’re looking for photographic projects that seek to create a narrative with or around architecture.

(Up to three related photographs can be entered.)

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Celebrating, capturing, denigrating, provoking, investigating — the city. Here the urban environment is the central theme whether you want to look at its beauty, its politics, how people interact with it or it interacts with them or any other aspect of urbanism — the creative choice is yours.

(Up to three related photographs can be entered.)

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Architecture and light

Without light there is no photography and with great light, as we know, often comes great photographs. For this category we are looking for images that celebrate architecture and light, from interiors, through exteriors, to surfaces, form and shadows.

(Up to three related photographs can be entered.)

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Architecture and time

Photography freezes time at an instant (or over a slightly lengthier exposure), but buildings endure, though usually not for ever. For this category architecture and time come together, and the investigation is yours. Is it architecture of a time, that represents a time, that shows the effect of time or that has succumbed to time. Timing in the photographic process could be a factor too, moment or long periods. Timing is everything…

(Up to three related photographs can be entered.)

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All of the category descriptions are merely examples of what your photographic investigation/expression could explore — they are in no way meant to be prescriptive. With each entry, or set of related photographs entered, we would also like you to tell us something about the image/project/series in up to 150 words to help us in the judging process. This will form part of your submission.


Entries to the 2019 Blueprint Architecture Photography Awards were judged by a panel including:

Daniel Libeskind, Principal, Studio Libeskind

Ben van Berkel, Founder, UN Studio

Francesca Perry, Deputy Editor, Blueprint

Peter Harris, Head of Marketing, Atrium

Gareth Gardner, Photographer

Emma Mapp, co-founder, London Photo Festival