AIA Northern Virginia
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2020 AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month
Unfortunately, all in-person Architecture Month events have been cancelled in keeping with CDC recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourge you to participate in our travel sketch competition below.

AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month is held as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) nationwide celebration of our built environment.

Walking Tour of Alexandria Call for Submissions:
Travel Sketches

A juried submission of travel sketches by architects organized as part of Architecture Week.

All architects living or practicing in the Northern Virginia area are invited to submit up to three sketches which will be juried by professional artists from the Torpedo Factory Arts Center.

Sketches are to be submitted in electronic format as a JPEG, in color or black & white, and with a maximum file size of 5MB for each image.

Files are to be named using the following format:

"First name_middle initial.last name_sketch number.jpg" (example: john_g.smith_01.jpg)

Submissions are to be emailed to AIA Northern Virginia at by 5:00p on Thursday, April 30.

Submissions after the deadline will be included in the overall show, but not eligible for inclusion in the juried competition. Award categories and the total number of awards will be determined at the discretion of the jurors.

Award-winning sketches selected by the jurors will be featured on the AIA Northern Virginia website. All submitted sketches will be retained for presentation at future chapter events as a demonstration of the artist talent of architects in our area. Sketches will not be used individually without credit to the artist and will only be used by AIA Northern Virginia for non-commercial purposes. Submission of sketches to this juried competition indicates agreement with terms as indicated.

Please contact the Chapter House if you have ideas for future events or are interested in joining the Architecture Week committee.

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