Getting Arty: Creative Photographer’s Jump To Charity Photo Challenge

The Chartered Institute of Building’s annual Art of Building digital photography competition has gotten off to a flying start with over 900 imaginative entries already submitted. With a £2,000 cash prize up for grabs, the stakes are high and it will be down to the expert judging panel, which includes prestigious architect, writer and broadcaster, Maxwell Hutchinson and CIOB deputy chief executive Michael Brown.

Now in its third year, the Art of Building contest celebrates creativity in the construction industry. With the intention of raising much-needed funds to build hurricane and earthquake resilient schools in Haiti, organised by development and disaster relief organisation, Article 25.

Last year the competition had around 2,000 entries from around the world, with many photographers capturing the art of building in an imaginative and thought-provoking way. The winning entry will be chosen by public vote from amongst the 12 finalists selected by the judging panel and the photographs auctioned to raise funds for the Haiti initiative.

“Our aim is to encourage people from around the world to capture the built environment in a way not seen before, to inspire others and to challenge people’s perceptions,” says Art of Building Manager, Saul Townsend.

Judge, Michael Brown adds, “With hundreds of excellent entries to choose from and many more still flooding in, it looks like it will be an extremely challenging task to reach a decision on the finalists.”

It’s not too late to enter, simply log on to www.artofbuilding.org and submit an entry before 25 July 2012. Entries to the competition will be split into four categories: Building Inspiration, Between People and Buildings, Creative Visions and Young Photographer of the Year.

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