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The Drawing of the Year Awards 2024 are now open!

Affinity has a proud history of supporting up-and-coming professionals and architects, so we are delighted to be partnering with Archisource for this year’s Drawing of the Year Awards.

Since its inception, the Drawing of the Year Awards have recognised excellence in visual representation across architecture, design and the built environment, celebrating the very best imagery created by professionals and students around the world.

2024 marks the fifth year of these aspirational Awards, which are free to enter and open to all.

There are over £100,000 GBP ($127,000 USD) worth of prizes to be won, with the top 250 entries receiving a free Affinity V2 Universal Licence!

Submissions must convey architecture, design or the built environment, but can be created in any medium, style or discipline. Archisource welcomes creatives from all backgrounds and drawings of all types. Whether it be hand-drawn or painted, rendered or collaged, detailed linework or diagrammatic.

Last year saw a record number of participants using Affinity as part of their workflows. Here are some of those entries:

Left: THE SCIFI CITY 2200 by Andrew Boness (@andyboness on Instagram). Right: Forum Temporalism by Jan Müller (@atelier__35 on Instagram).
Left: Night Performance by Nathan Tipping-Stevenson (@stevensonathan on Instagram). Centre: The Colour of the Year 2020 by Una Design (@unadesignoficial on Instagram). Right: The Rural Revival by Tom Groves (@tom__groves on Instagram).

This year, there are six major award categories, focusing on an array of creative processes: the Drawing of the Year Award, Digital Drafting Award, Digital Media Award, Hand Drawn Award, Mixed Media Award and Visualisation Award.

The six Award category winners will win an ultimate studio set up worth up to £12,500 each—including a huge array of software licences, creative tools and studio essentials that every creative needs. From 12 Month Subscription Licences to: MicroStation, Chaos’ V-Ray / Enscape, and Vectorworks Architect, to beautiful furniture and lighting to pen tablets, phones, headphones and huge stationery bundles!

The top 250 entries will receive a free Affinity V2 Universal Licence, including Affinity Designer 2, Affinity Photo 2 and Affinity Publisher 2 for Mac, iPad and Windows PC worth £159.99 GBP ($200 USD).

All entries must be submitted by 17th March 2024. For full details and to enter visit: