The Art of Architecture

Middle School and High School Juried Art Competition

The art of designing buildings requires us to visualize three-dimensional spaces and creatively convey that perception to the viewer. The Art of Architecture juried art competition and exhibition encourages students to study these visual aspects of architecture and express their observations creatively.

2024 Deadline

Artworks, along with entry forms, must be received before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2024 at AD EX, the Architecture and Design Exchange, 325 N. St. Paul St. Suite 150 (corner of St. Paul and Pacific), Dallas, TX 75201

Subject Matter

All pieces must depict architecture in some manner. The artwork may be representational or abstract and may focus on architectural details, entire buildings, or urban settings. Subject matter may include interior as well as exterior architecture.


Artwork must be submitted in one of the following categories:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


  • It is free to enter.
  • Each student may enter a maximum of three pieces. (We encourage teachers to submit all of their students’ entries at one time.)
  • One entry form must per entry must be taped to the back of two-dimensional pieces and attached by an appropriate method to sculptural pieces.
  • Two-dimensional pieces should be no larger than 48″ x 48″
  • Grades 6 through 8 will be judged in the middle school division; Grades 9 through 12 will be judged in the high school division.


  • One Best of Show Prize of $100 per division will be awarded.
  • One Honor Prize Winner will be selected from each division for each medium. Honor Prize Winners will receive a cash award of $50 each.
  • Additional Citation Winners will also be selected in each division at the jury’s discretion.

2024 Exhibition

Winning artworks will be on display at AD EX from April 30 through May 30, 2024, and winners will be honored at the AD EX Scholarship & Awards Breakfast on May 30, 2024.


Please contact us with any questions at or 214.880.1550.

Congratulations to our 2023 Art of Architecture Award Winners!

Middle School Division

Gracelyn Posey – Middle School, Best in Show

Rei Ngo – Digital Art, Honor Awar
Sara Funes – Digital Art, Jury Citation

Brynley Hergert – Drawing, Honor Award
Jillian Goodwin – Drawing, Jury Citation
Bonnie Tran – Drawing, Jury Citation

Alissia Barboza – Mixed Media, Honor Award

Audrey Ledbetter – Painting, Honor Award
Madeline Harris – Painting, Jury Citation

Chloe Tandon – Photography, Honor Award
Vivek Thankavel – Photography, Jury Citation

Gracelyn Posey – Printmaking, Honor Award
Sierra Fathke – Printmaking, Jury Citation
Kaylee Connatser – Printmaking, Jury Citation

Kenzie Green – Sculpture, Honor Award

High School Division

Guerin Honeycutt – High School, Best in Show

Guerin Honeycutt – Drawing, Honor Award
Lilly Kowalczyk – Drawing, Jury Citation
Emily Sharpe – Drawing, Jury Citation
Priscila Ayala – Drawing, Jury Citation
Priscila Ayala – Drawing, Jury Citation
Adileny Leija Guerrero – Drawing, Jury Citation

Avery Sims – Mixed Media, Honor Award
Yu-Chen Wei – Mixed Media, Jury Citation
Noel Sanchez Melendez – Mixed Media, Jury Citation
Jade Rupnow – Mixed Media, Jury Citation
Daisy Ramirez – Mixed Media, Jury Citation

Antonio Velazquez – Photography, Honor Award
Grant Vanboven – Photography, Jury Citation
Hank Utay – Photography, Jury Citation
Andrew Cai – Photography, Jury Citation

Sydney Gomez – Printmaking, Honor Award

Cindy Wang – Sculpture, Honor Award