Render Battle

Architecture Competition 2020

Render Battle 2020 received amazing architectural graphics from students and professionals from all over the world.
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Renderings have been an architect’s greatest medium to convey a design. It is the art of creating images that highlight the best attributes of an architectural design. Architectural renderings can take many forms – digital collages, hand sketches, perspectives, illustrations, drawings, realistic renders etc.

Our world is becoming increasingly visual everyday. The digital revolution has given architects the opportunity to showcase our designs to millions of people. However, with thousands of images flowing across the web, each designer has just a brief moment to make an impact via one bold image that says it all!

Competition Brief

One Mind-blowing Architectural Graphic.

Create one rendering or graphic that conveys an architectural design in the most nuanced way possible. It may be of a new proposal, fictional design or an existing building. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. The rendering can take the form of a digital collage, sketch, perspective, illustration, drawing, realistic render, etc. It can be drawn by hand or on the computer using any software. This should be accompanied by a short description, in no more than 150 words.

Let your creative juices flow freely and create the most visually stunning architectural graphics!

Submission Guidelines

One JPG/JPEG file is to be submitted along with a 150 word description. Write the description in the email body. Email your submissions to [email protected].

  • File Naming: ‘RB-Registration ID.jpg’ (ex. if your Registration ID is 1234, the file name should be RB-1234.jpg). You will receive your Registration ID after completing the registration.
  • Size Limit: 5 MB


Exposure and recognition is the key to success for any designer. The Render Battle competition provides architects and students, the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage. The 3 Top Winners, 10 Honorable Mentions, and 30 shortlisted entries will be featured on, and on our social media platforms. The results will also be published by various websites and online magazines associated with us.

The jury may decide to announce more winner categories if a submission presents a unique and fascinating style or idea.

Top 3 Winners

10 Honorable Mentions

Top 30 Shortlist


The Top 3 Winners will get an exclusive interview in both – written and video formats. Photos, interview, and more information about the winners will be published on our website.


The Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published on the Charette’s website and other international architecture magazines and websites partnered with us. The best entries will also be featured in theCharette Journal.


the Charette will also acknowledge the outstanding performance of all Winners, Honorable Mentions and Top 30 entries with Certificates of Achievement.
All the participants will be awarded a participation e-certificate.

Registration & Timeline

$15 Standard Entry

21 Oct – 10 Nov 2020

Submission Deadline

15 November 2020


31 December 2020

After completing the checkout, you will automatically receive a confirmation e-mail. In the e-mail, you will also find your Registration ID. Please note, your Registration ID is your order number. If you can’t find the e-mail in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

Payments are handled by PayPal and Stripe’s Secure Payment Gateways. We accept all major currencies.
For any queries, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. All deadlines are 11:59 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).


Your render can take the form of a digital collage, drawing, illustration, perspective, sketch, Realistic 3-D or abstract. As long as it portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings, it is eligible. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale. You are welcome to submit a collage as long as the entire image remains rectangular.

You are free to depict both – new designs, as well as existing architectural pieces.

Yes. All architecture-related representations are eligible for the Render Battle competition.

Your Registration ID is the order number that appears after completing the registration process. It can also be found in the confirmation e-mail that you’ll receive upon successful registration. The confirmation is only sent to the email provided during the checkout.

Submissions will be judged online . The jury is going to consider the creativity and concept in terms of presentation.

Unfortunately due to the high volume of entries, theCharette cannot offer individual comments to its entrants.

Yes, to update your entry, you can re-submit before the deadline.

This contest is open to all the architects, designers, graphic designers, and students from across the world.

There are no restrictions on the size or resolution of the graphic.

Yes! You can submit as many drawings as you like but each counts as a separate entry with its own entry fee.

No refunds shall be issued once the registration is completed.

You’ll receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24hrs, please email [email protected].

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