Architectural Writing Competition – $$$ up for grabs!

The 2019 Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing

Entry categories
Open and Secondary School

Essay topic
Write about the work of an architect, of any place and time. What’s so interesting about this architect and his or her work?

Word limits
Open – up to 1500 words
Secondary School student – up to 800 words

First Prize, Open category: $2000
First Prize, Secondary School Student category: $1000
Highly Commended (3 prizes across both categories): $500

Deadline for entries 
22 September 2019

Email address for entries

Entry format
Email your essay as a Word document attachment; text only (no illustrations or images). Your essay should have a title, but please do not put your name on the essay; include your name and address, and the name of your school (if you are entering in the Secondary School category), in your email message.

Entry is free

Competition judges
Nicola Legat (Massey University Press), Lucinda Bennett (The Pantograph Punch), John Walsh (New Zealand Institute of Architects)

The prize-winners will be announced at the end of September 2019

Conditions of entry

  • One entry person
  • Essays will not have been published elsewhere
  • An essay must be wholly the work of the person submitting it
  • Writers must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • Writers retain copyright of their essays, but grant the NZIA licence to publish essays in its publications (print and online)
  • No correspondence with the competition judges will be entered into