Architecture competitions have been used throughout history to search for new talent and new ideas, for everything from classical works of architectural art to public spaces and modern monuments. Iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the UK Houses of Parliament were all architecture competition submissions.

For this annual essay competition, Buildner is asking participants to detail their views on the topic – of why enter architecture competitions. We’re looking for insightful essays that reflect on how architecture competitions can help architects and designers grow their skills and can help gain attention and recognition within the industry and for unique perspectives on how their own personal experience with architecture competitions has impacted their lives and their careers.​

Buildner also welcomes thoughts on how competitions can and should change in the coming years and decades, and how they can be used to influence the industry in the future. New technologies, new trends, and new ways of living are bound to reshape how we perceive architecture, how will they impact architecture competitions, and what will be important to adapt in order to find the best new ideas and designs.

The selected winners will be featured in the upcoming Archhive Books "The Architecture Competition".​


3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 1,500 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - 700 €
2nd Prize - 500 €
3rd Prize - 300 €
+ 6 honourable mentions


Early Bird Registration: MAY 2 - OCTOBER 4
Advance Registration: OCTOBER 5 - DECEMBER 7
Last Minute Registration: DECEMBER 8 – FEBRUARY 2

Final registration deadline: FEBRUARY 2, 2023
Closing date for submission: MARCH 3, 2023 (11:59 p.m. GMT)
Announcement of the winners: APRIL 12, 2023



cash prize award: $ 1,560.00 USD