Register: JAN/31/2018, Submit: JAN/31/2018, Eligibility: Current undergraduates, current masters-level students, recent graduates (after 12/1/2016), M.Phil students who are pursuing a Ph.D. but have not yet advanced to candidacy, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Place 4,000 USD, 3 x 2nd Place 2,000 USD each
The Avery Review, a journal of critical essays on architecture published by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), invites submissions for its first-ever Essay Prize. The call is open to current students and recent graduates, whether in schools of architecture or elsewhere. In keeping with the mission of the journal, we hope to receive submissions that use the genres of the review and the critical essay to explore the urgent ideas and problems that animate the field of architecture. We’re looking for essays that test and expand the author’s own intellectual commitments – theoretical, architectural, and political – through the work of others. The winning essays will be published in our April 2018 issue.
Submissions for the Essay Prize should take the form of critical essays on books, buildings, and other architectural media, broadly defined. We’re delighted to receive work that was developed in the context of classes and seminars as well as independent writing. Our essays are typically 2,500–3,500 words in length and have some object of review at their core. We like stylish, concise, accessible, and earnestly felt writing. Texts should be submitted as double-spaced Word files without images; you may provide six to eight images compiled into a separate PDF (keep attachments to 3mb max please).