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RGI invite entrants to drawing competition

September 28 2010

RGI invite entrants to drawing competition
The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts has issued a call for entries in an architectural drawing competition.

Interested parties are invited to log onto the RGI website where entry forms can be downloaded although all entrants must be associated with the architectural discipline and be resident or domiciled within the UK

A payment of £10 is applicable per submission and must be made not before November 15, nor after January 7.

A panel of judges including Professor Alan Dunlop, T.A. Elder, Gary Johnson, and Jeremy Armitage will deliberate upon the winner with a first prize of £1,000 up for grabs alongside 3 runner up awards of £250.

All work will be put on display in January 2011 whereupon a sale will be conducted with a  40% commission, subject to VAT, going toward the RGI.


Alan Dunlop
#1 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 29 Sep 2010 at 09:47 AM
HGI: Hand Generated Image

No computer images, hand drawings and paintings only but sketches, working details, concept work, finished perspectives all welcome........ "anything that draws a line on anything that takes a line" that's about it
#2 Posted by RI on 29 Sep 2010 at 11:34 AM
Do you have to be a member of the RGI to enter this? Cant seem to find any details on the site, or have I just completely missed it?
John Glenday
#3 Posted by John Glenday on 29 Sep 2010 at 11:39 AM
Nope - you just have to be an architecture student or professional resident in the UK.
Alan Dunlop
#4 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 29 Sep 2010 at 12:21 PM
Slight delay in adding entry details to the RGI site, should go on very, very soon soon.

simon says
#5 Posted by simon says on 29 Sep 2010 at 13:17 PM
Couple of questions
1. Can you clarify when the deadline for submissions is? Is it any time between November 15th and January 7th ? I might be being thick but the wording in the statement above is confusing as it seems to be referring to when payments can be made.
2. Sorry to bring up the ‘p’ word but what about using photoshop? My current illustration technique is to gradually build up layers and layers of hand drawn sketch information in photoshop and compose a final drawing from these. I have also added colour tints this way. Is this permissible?
Any response would be appreciated!
Alan Dunlop
#6 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 29 Sep 2010 at 14:13 PM
Sorry Simon, no photoshop or computer work at all.

Competitors are to submit the Entry Form and the appropriate fee only from 15th November 2010 and not later than 7th January 2011 to:- The Norma Frame
Foundation, 19 Winton Drive Glasgow G12 0PZ
Works to be delivered thereafter in person or by carrier to the RGI Kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas Street, Glasgow G2 4ET on Friday 14th(10am - 4:30pm) and Saturday 15th(10am - 1pm) January 2011. All works to have a competition label securely attached to the back.
All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition in January 2011 and
entrants are strongly encouraged to make the work available for sale. The sale price to be calculated allowing a 40% commission which is subject to VAT.
simon says
#7 Posted by simon says on 29 Sep 2010 at 14:37 PM
Thanks for taking the time to clarify Alan. That’s fine. Not a problem at all for me. Just did not want to waste the judges, or my, time. Will merely revert to ‘proper’ hand drawing and drop the tech bit…
David Logan
#8 Posted by David Logan on 29 Sep 2010 at 14:54 PM
Architecture only or can Design Professionals also take part? What are the subject matters?.
Alan Dunlop
#9 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 29 Sep 2010 at 15:31 PM
It's a competition and exhibition to encourage architect drawing so: The competition is open to Architects, Architectural Students and those associated with the Architectural discipline who are resident or domiciled within the United Kingdom.

Anything that you can categorise as an architectural drawing or art work is encouraged. Just no computer involvement at all
C Miller
#10 Posted by C Miller on 29 Sep 2010 at 21:16 PM
No computer? Worth taking a trip through for then!
sean g
#11 Posted by sean g on 30 Sep 2010 at 19:52 PM
Sounds great, even worth entering. Now to decide what to draw?!
Ruairidh Campbell Moir
#12 Posted by Ruairidh Campbell Moir on 14 Oct 2010 at 19:28 PM
What an excellent idea. Get some soul back into drawing, computers and CAD completely irritate me (Im a student thats gone full circle)

I'll enter!
Alan Dunlop
#13 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 15 Oct 2010 at 09:11 AM
good, look forward to it

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