The competition invites a coming generation of writers to consider what drawings reveal about the process of design, and the buildings or objects they represent.
Register: JUN/19/2020, Submit: JUN/19/2020, Eligibility: Anyone ages of 18-40; architects, designers, students, photographers, artists, writers, art historians, scientists, humanists; individually, teams with an unlimited number of members, Fee: Ticket: 1 GBP or ticket + voluntary contribution: 5 GBP, Awards: Categories – Long-form text: 1,000 GBP, Short-form text: 1,000 GBP, up to 10 Runners (any category): 300 GBP each
The Drawing Matter Trust is delighted to announce the Drawing Matter Writing Prize. We hope to make this an annual event. Entries to the competition may approach drawing as shorthand for describing any process of design. In this context the word ‘drawing’ is as much a verb as a noun, implying that a purpose exists – perhaps a building or an object – for which it is being made. Certainly, the ‘drawing’ itself may be something other than paper and pencil, a plan or section; it may encompass a sequence or series (such as a sketchbook), and a broad range of techniques, such as collage, photography, models, paintings and, of course, digital media.
Designers or artists are welcome to submit an essay on a drawing of their own. If you are writing about your own work, we are interested in hearing about a specific approach to drawing that you have incorporated into your own practice. Above all else, we want everybody to write about what they are seeing, and to consider the act of looking itself.
Entrants to the Writing Prize should submit two texts:
- A long-form text (1,000-1,500 words)
- A short-form text (no more than 350 words)
Each text must address a different architectural or design drawing, or sequence of drawings; one of these texts must be on a work from the collection of Drawing Matter. For the long-form text, entrants may choose to include up to 3 additional illustrations.
The winners, and other writers with outstanding entries, will be invited to publish their texts on our website. We also plan to incorporate many of the winning texts as an early volume in a series of printed publications, based on material published on drawingmatter.org.
ABOUT DRAWING MATTER
Drawingmatter.org is a growing collection of texts that explore the role of drawing in architectural thought and practice. The majority of the drawings on the website are held in the physical archive of Drawing Matter, based in Somerset, UK. The website also publishes work from other collections, and by practitioners for whom drawing is part of their design process. New writing is published online every week with a selection of articles included in a monthly digital newsletter. Alongside digital projects, Drawing Matter has a robust print publishing programme.
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