Retrofit Awards Photography : AJ Retrofit Awards 2017
These awards are for architects, construction clients, building contractors, property managers, developers, building proprietors and suppliers, seeking recognition for retrofit works. Architects Journal estimates the sector to be worth £500 billion over the next three decades, thus an award or shortlisting is very valuable. An important part of your submission is “fantastic” retrofit awards photography. As an architectural photographer, I’m as passionate about winning an award as anyone, I’ll therefore do all I can to create winning images.
A glamorous awards ceremony hosted by Architects Journal takes place at The Brewery in London on 13 September. The ceremony provides excellent networking opportunities and places attendees at the forefront of this crucial market sector. Winners and shortlisted entries in 16 categories are published in Architects Journal. Several categories are split between larger and smaller projects, hence opportunity for smaller practices is ensured.
Submissions require “fantastic pictures of your project from multiple angles with interior and exterior where relevant“. Missing the shortlist due to poor photography would be a lost opportunity, therefore hiring a specialist photographer is recommended. Contact Stuart Brown Photographic and mention the photographs are for submission to get a special offer for your retrofit awards photography .
Benefits of Entering Retrofit Awards
The main benefits of entering are:
- Certification of excellence in your business to new and existing clients.
- Exposure in printed and online versions of Architects Journal.
- Recognition of your work by a panel of distinguished judges.
- Showcasing your organisation on a national stage.
- Benchmarking your retrofitting performance.
These benefits represent excellent value, as a result of a successful entry, you can expect both more and better enquiries.
Planning your Submission Photography
Submission deadline is 5 May 2017, entries before 21 April get a 15% discount. Ordering photography before end of March is recommended to be sure of shooting in good light and timely submission.
Weather forecasts are monitored and photography co-ordinated with building occupants. Sufficient time is planned into shoots for editing photographs and timely submission.. A whole day is usually spent on site to ensure photographs are created when the light is at it’s best.
Submission can be made in stages, therefore entry without photographs is possible, just add them before the deadline.