Art of Building’s Contest to Support Haiti School Project

The Chartered Institute of Building has announced that its annual Art of Building international digital photography competition is now open for entry. The contest, which celebrates creativity in the construction industry, will also raise much-needed funds for our major project to build hurricane and earthquake resilient schools in Haiti.

Each year, thousands of entrants from around the world are inspired to explore and capture the art of building in an imaginative and thought-provoking way and submit the resulting photograph to the Art of Building competition website. This year, the overall winner will scoop a cash prize of £2,000. The winning entry will be chosen by public vote from amongst 12 finalists, whose photographs will be auctioned to raise funds for the Haiti initiative.

CIOB Art of Building manager, Saul Townsend, added: “The Article 25 initiative aims to return Haitian children to safe schools and set a blueprint for future school buildings throughout the country. By taking part in the competition, this year’s entrants could find their photography and vision being used to touch someone else’s life.”

The 2012 Art of Building competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, whether professional or amateur. Entrants are encouraged to capture the built environment in a way not seen before, to inspire others and to challenge people’s perceptions. “Most importantly,” adds Townsend, “the CIOB wants people to have fun and gain a new perspective on the world and infrastructure around them.”

Entries to the competition will be split into four categories: Building Inspiration, Between People and Buildings, Creative Visions and Young Photographer of the Year.

The competition will remain open for entry until 25 July 2012.