Architectural Photography Awards 2022

$4250 in cash prizes - be seen via The World Architecture Festival


The Architectural Photography Awards is celebrating its tenth anniversary of being the leading architectural photography award in the industry. We invite participation from both professional photographers and keen amateurs over 6 categories. Core categories:
Exterior, Interior, Buildings in Use & Sense of Place. These are supplemented with a portfolio category:Transport Hubs and a category exclusively for images shot on mobile devices:Bridges.

In this years awards, winners will share $4,250 in cash prizes and gain exposure through the World Architecture Festival. After two virtual years we anticipate a live event and exhibition in Lisbon, 30th November - 2nd December 2022.


In the Overall award, the jury's chosen winner will take home $2,000, and the WAF delegates' winner will receive $1,000. The jury's winner will be invited onto the 2023 judging panel.

The jury's Portfolio winner will receive $750, and the WAF delegates' Portfolio winner will win $250.

In the Mobile category, the jury's favourite will win $150, with $100 going to the delegates' choice.


The Architectural Photography Awards 2022 is an international award, and welcomes photographers of all nationalities. Any entrant under 18 on the date when they enter must gain the permission of a parent or guardian to enter the competition. People under the age of 13 are not permitted to register on the Photocrowd platform and therefore unfortunately are not able to enter the Architectural Photography Awards 2022.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

All imagery MUST be the exclusive work of the submitting photographer and may not include any element that is the copyright of another. The Copyright for each image entered will remain with the submitting photographer. By entering the Competition and submitting your photograph(s), you hereby grant the Promoter, its sponsors and their hosting partner Photocrowd a non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use your photograph(s) for any purpose connected with the Competition, including (but not limited to), promoting the Competition within printed and online media, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Competition book, the inclusion within printed and digital versions of any Competition calendar or other merchandise, display at exhibitions, use in press, promotional and marketing materials, social media networks and for the promotion of any future photographic competition in both print and online media.