BAE – Institute of Architects 4th Photography Competition

The competition aims to celebrate photography that uses architecture in some capacity as a muse.

Students of architecture from accredited programme – 3rd year and above – affiliate member of Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP)

An interaction between the built environment and nature

Story is an account of connected events reflecting an incident or notion. A narrative that revolves around sustainability; connection between the built environment and nature. Photographers can unfold the stories of a built space and its relation to the natural surroundings/terrain or the effects of development on nature.

The story should display an aesthetic, philosophical, and conceptual approach to environmentally concerned image making. Portraying the built spaces as living organisms or organic architecture inspired by geometries present in nature. In this competition, the young photographers are expected to push the boundaries of their imagination in capturing an architectural narrative in part or full and its relationship with nature. There is no restriction on the type, scale, interpretation or context in the story you present visually.

26th December 2019 – Competition Announcement by BAE-IAP and start of Registration
8th January 2020 – Deadline for Registration
3rd February 2020 – Submission of entries – digital only
15th February 2020 – Assessment by Jurors IAPEX 2020
28th February – 1st March 2020 – IAPEX Karachi – Announcement of results of Juror Assessment and digital display of submissions.

– Each participant will submit 3 photographs telling a continuous story through them. Thus, the three photographs will be composed to read as one frame in weaving the story. Each photograph may have its own caption or the whole frame may have one caption and a brief description but should not carry names, initials, name of the institution or any other mark.
– Attached form must be completed and submitted as part of the entry.
– The photographs can be shot from a camera or from a smartphone with 300dpi quality.
– The photographs can have minimal corrections / effects / filters, while still retaining the essence of the photograph.
– The photographs can be square or rectangular (proportions to be defined by the participant).
– The photographs and the form need to be uploaded on the Dropbox account ( with your prescribed folder. Each photograph should not be more than 15mb.
– The photographs will be the property of IAP and reserve the right to publish these on any medium.
– All photos should be taken by the applicant. Images from the internet will not be accepted.
– For further queries and concerns you may contact the competition convener Sakina Hassan at:

Sakina Hassan, Competition Convener
Arshad Farooqui, Competition Advisor
Khadija Jamal Shaban Chairperson BAE-IAP

Venue: IAP House ST-1/A, Block 2 Scheme No 5, Clifton Karachi
Date: 28th Feburary – 1st March, 2020
Time: 1 pm
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