It ’ s hard to believe that we are celebrating the 10th year of the Architectura Obscura Photography Competition ! From the beginning , the goals of the competition have been simple : increase awareness of architecture and design , provide a stronger connection of nonarchitects to the profession of architecture and provide a creative outlet that can be experienced by all who choose to participate .
Over the last decade we have had over 550 photographs entered into the traditional program . In 2017 we added Instagram as a submission option , which resulted in an additional 1,658 digital photographs entered and expanded participation to a whole new audience of photography enthusiasts .
It ’ s always a joy to see the beautiful photographs entered into this program , and share these images that give everyone the opportunity to see architecture and gain a better understanding and appreciation for well-designed spaces .
Please visit pages 30-31 to see this year ’ s winning entries , and in celebration of the competition ’ s 10th anniversary , a montage of the winning images from the last 10 years .