Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
Saturday May 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT

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Philadelphia Center for Architecture 
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Erike De Veyra 
AIA Philadelphia Associates Committee

2013 Sketch Showdown

ARE YOU AN ARCHITECTURE/DESIGN STUDENT OR PROFESSIONAL? Show off your fierce sketching to the architecture and design community, earn wild fame, and win fabulous prizes!

General Info
  • Winners will be selected in three (3) categories:

White Paper Cocktail Napkin

Mixed Medium


  • Winners and finalists will be exhibited at the AIA Bookstore in Washington Square:

7th & Sansom Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Exhibition runs May 20 - July 22, 2013

  • Winners and finalists will be featured on the professional design feedback site The Designated Sketcher (http://thedesignatedsketcher.com)

  • Winners will receive a fabulous prize from the AIA Bookstore and their design will be used on the official AIA Philadelphia Associates Committee/Young Architects Forum postcards

To Enter

  • Unleash your sketch genius to a 5x5 inch white paper cocktail napkin
  • Not feeling the white cocktail napkin? Submit your sketch on a 5x5 inch piece of 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

  • Limit six (6) sketches per registrant. Please number and include your name on back of entries. Considering your submissions as a series? Please include instructions for layout with your mailed submission

  • Register online via button below

        by April 26: $5 (High School Students FREE)

        April 27 - May 3: $10 (High School Students $5)

  • All sketches must be postmarked by May 3, 2013 and sent to:

        Center for Architecture

        2013 Sketch Showdown

        1218 Arch Street

        Philadelphia, PA 19107