How to Win the One Rendering Challenge: 3 Key Ingredients to Consider

These factors will help make your architectural rendering stand out among your competitors.

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这是这一秋季最大的建筑思想竞赛,它正在走向令人兴奋的结论。第二届年度一个渲染挑战is inviting entries until midnight ET onDecember 18th,我们鼓励任何人an eye for architectural visualization to参与其中。顶级学生和非学生赢家以及专业渲染软件,有2,500美元!

简介是一个简单的一个:Tell a powerful story about architecture with a single rendering

Enter the One Rendering Challenge

Entrants are challenged to create one rendering that powerfully communicates your architectural proposal 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, section, elevation, plan or sketch. As long as it 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.

Now you know the task at hand, the next question is likely to be — how do I win? The answers lies in the criteria by which the Finalist drawings will be judged by our恒星面板的可视化专家和影响力

Circle of Life by Vicky Chan of Avoid Obvious Architects, Finalist in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge

The judging process for the One Rendering Challenge is designed to reflect the multi-faceted qualities of architectural drawings. Our outstanding cast of jurors will be asked to select winning entries based on their communicative and aesthetic qualities, as well as their impact and ability to “go viral” on social media. Entries that stand out in one or more of the following categories stand a great chance of being a Winner.





A beautiful rendering is undeniably appealing, but at their best, the aesthetics of a rendering are about more than just beauty. They convey the essence of the architecture they are portraying, the atmosphere or emotional power of a space, and a strong sense of place. A well considered rendering can portray a specific architectural language that speaks to the author’s wider design philosophy. Aesthetics may also concern the portrayal of an untidy, chaotic or even “ugly” brand of architecture to paint a compelling picture of certain environments.


When communication and aesthetics are perfectly combined, they can produce an impactful image that is eagerly shared among a huge design-oriented community. Virality is not an exact science, but Instagram experts understand the bold qualities that make an image memorable and shareable. The ingredients of an impactful architectural rendering include but are not limited to: Bold geometry, unusual angles, rich color combinations, sharp contrasts, rhythmic patterns and strong legibility.

“Friend or Foe?” by Phil Hunter, Finalist in the 1st Annual One Rendering Challenge

So, there you have it: The 3 key ingredients to a winning entry in the One Drawing Challenge. Now, it’s your time to shine:Submit your best architectural rendering(s)before midnight ET on December 4th and show us what you can do.

看看常见问题切段for common questions about the competition. If you don’t find the answer to your question there, please email us atcompetitions@www.cjrzp.comand we’ll be glad to help.

We can’t wait to see your rendering and read your story. Good luck from the whole team at Architizer!

Enter the One Rendering Challenge