New Art of Building Photography Competition Captures Public Imagination
Ascot, Berkshire 22 April 2010: The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has seen a flood of entries for its international digital photography competition which launched earlier this month. The contest, entitled ‘The Art of Building’ has provoked enthusiastic entrants to polish their camera lens and begin to imaginatively explore and capture the art of building.
“In the first week alone we had over 200 images submitted from all over the world,” says Saul Townsend, CIOB press and communications manager. “The response has been fantastic - there have been some superb entries.”
The launch of the competition was well-publicised in the media, with many national photography titles posting details on their websites. Emails and tweets via social media networks have also helped spread the word to would-be entrants, while Universities across the country have been encouraging students to get involved by including news of the launch in their newsletters and Facebook sites. International coverage via the China Britain Business Council (CBBC) and the International Building Press (IBP) has also helped draw attention to the contest overseas.
“I’m really excited about the competition because I believe it gives people the opportunity to capture some of the aspects that might not ordinarily be associated with the built environment,” says Elaine Knutt, editor of Construction Manager and competition judge.
“I hope that the images will portray some of the more current aspects of the built environment such as the modern focus on sustainability, for instance and the fact that the industry has become more high tech. There exists the anomaly that while the built environment is immediately apparent in most people’s lives, at the same time it gets taken for granted and people think that it can’t be changed. Hopefully, the competition will go some way to engage people and challenge that perception.”
The competition will remain open for entry until May 31 giving anyone who would still like to enter plenty of time to submit their entry. Up to three photographs per person may be entered into the competition which may be digitally enhanced or altered but must be submitted via the website in a JPEG format not less than 1mb per photo in size, with a maximum file size of 5mb. For more details about the competition and to enter, log on to www.artofbuilding.org. The competition can also be found on Twitter at twitter.com/Art_of_Building
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