CIOB invites the public to crown Art of Building Photographer of the Year


A competition run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has called on the public to choose their favourite shot from 12 shortlisted images

Amongst the shortlist appears a home built from old televisions, a skyscraper still under construction and yet soaring above the clouds, and an 18th century palace in Naples which has conserved a staircase that mimics the graceful curves of two swans.

The photograph with the most votes will earn that finalist the coveted title of ‘Art of Building Photographer of the Year’ and a cash prize of £3,500.

Spokesman for the CIOB, Saul Townsend said: “There is a cornucopia of styles and stories in this year’s final.

“In a world full of high definition colour technology it is how the photographer observes the subject that moves us.

“Voters are in for a visual treat and we hope will be inspired to look at the built environment in a new way and to take part themselves next year. Congratulations to all the finalists.”

Now in its ninth year, the contest celebrates creativity in the construction industry.  The voting opens on 3 December 2018 and closes on 11 January 2019. The winner is announced on 30 January 2019.

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