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Photography Competition / US$ 1500 / registration closing date: July 10, 2013



Homemade Dessert is excited to invite you once more to participate in our architectural photography competitions. This time we would like you to think about COLOR in architecture.

Color has a tremendous influence on human emotions. As Picasso once said, colors, like features, follow the changes of emotions. Although, and while perception of color is somewhat subjective, there are some color effects that have a universal influence on people. These scientific principles of color are known as chromotherapy and have been used as a form of alternative medicine since Egyptian civilization.

Whether it is used as a conceptual trigger of a project or introduced in the middle of a process to reconfigure the perception of some material or space, the truth is that color has its particular psychological function, either perceptive or systematic.

We are expecting to receive images of spaces where we can observe and feel this dual ability of colors, in both rational and emotional outcomes.

This is an international architectural photography competition and it is open for all.

Submission requirements:

You are allowed to upload one photograph per registration (not less than 1500 pixels on the shortest side).

Digital alterations:

Minor alterations are allowed

Judging criteria:

Composition (20%), technical execution (20%) and narrative (60%). 


Carlos M Guimarães – architect, depA, correspondent of A10 magazine, Portugal
Rajiv J. Fernandez - architectural designer, SHoP, New York 
Allison Schwartz - architectural designer, Columbia University, New York
Mandy Cai - artist, KAE Creative, Hong Kong
Julie Jira – architectural designer and photographer, New York

Others to be confirmed.


All self-promotion methods are allowed. Homemade Desert reserves the right to disqualify any participant for dishonest acts like vote harvesting on vote-for-vote websites and for using robot-generated email accounts. No refund. 


- Juries’ favorite US$ 1,000

- Readers' favorite (most votes) US$ 500

- 6 Honorable mentions

Both winners and honorable mentions will be published in international art and design media as well as on the Homemade Dessert website.

Confirmed digital media partners: Opengap.net; Nipmagazine.it;  
and others

Registration fee:

US$ 25


Start of the competition and registration - March 8, 2013 (01 Greenwich Mean Time)

Voting system open - March 8, 2013

Closing date for registration - July 10, 2013 (01 GMT)

Closing date for submission - July 15, 2013 (01 GMT)

Voting system closed - July 31, 2013 (01 GMT)

Evaluation - July 16, 2013 to July 31, 2013

Announcement of winners - August 1, 2013 (01 GMT)


How to participate in the competition?

Click on "REGISTER NOW" button, fill in all the required fields, choose your payment method and submit your information. You will be forwarded to Paypal or CPS secure payment gateway, to cover the competition fee. Once we receive your payment, we'll send you an email with your username and password to upload your submission directly to the website.

How many pictures can I upload?

One photo can be uploaded per registration. Participants are entitled to register multiple times, to participate in the competition with several photos.

What if my photo is not approved by the website admin?

We will refund the registration fee (small transaction fee will be deducted)

Can same submission win both prizes?


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