Erike DeVeyra 
AIA Philadelphia Associates Committee 
215 701 9319


Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM EDT
Saturday July 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT

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Philadelphia Center for Architecture 
AIA Associates Committee
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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hosted by AIA Philadelphia Associates

Show off your fierce sketching to the architecture and design community!

  • Winners will be selected in three (3) categories: White Paper Cocktail Napkin, Mixed Medium, and Student.
  • Winners and finalists will be exhibited at the AIA Bookstore - Washington Square, located on 7th and Sansom Streets, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Winners and finalists will be featured on the professional design feedback site The Designated Sketcher ( in the online Sketch Gallery.
  • Winners will receive $25 gift card to the AIA Bookstore & Design Center and used on the official AIA Philadelphia Associates Committee/Young Architects Forum postcards.

To Enter

  • Unleash your sketch genius to a 5 inch by 5 inch white paper cocktail napkin.
  • Not feeling the white paper cocktail napkin? Submit your sketch on a 5 inch by 5 inch piece on mylar, vellum, cardboard, or any other fibrous material for our Mixed Medium category.
  • Sketches should be architecture-oriented drawn specifically for this competition.
  • Use ink or ballpoint pen on all white paper cocktail napkin entries. Mixed Medium category is open to other mediums not to exceed 1/16 of inch from the surface.
  • Submissions are limited to six (6) sketches per registrant. Make sure to number and include your name on the back of your entry. Considering your submissions as a series? Please include instructions for placement in exhibition with your mailed entries.
  • Register online using the "Register Now!" link below.
  • Registration Fee: $5 per participant. All high school student registrants: FREE.
  • All sketches must be postmarked by July 20, 2012, and sent to:
            Center for Architecture
            AIA Associates Committee
            1218 Arch Street
            Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • For more information or questions email