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Registration Deadline - 27th July 2020

Submission Deadline - 31st July 2020

Result Announcement- 21stAugust 2020



Architectural Poetry Competition Series, 2nd Cycle is the seventh initiative of the Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization, India founded by architect Pappal Suneja to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore and write about Architecture and allied fields from a lyrical perspective.

Theme for the Series 1.0 in this cycle is Responsive Poems

We respond to the world and weather. We respond to ourselves. We respond. We.

Brief: Creativity should evolve between tradition and modernity. As a tree sheds dead wood on its own, we evolve with respect to time, space, and people. Change is desirable and unavoidable - beneficial or disastrous.Technology is at its brilliance, yet, we crave for a safer world with sustainability and resilience - a balance between Humanity and Nature. A Resurgence of the traditions, to which we are the first signatory for comprehending our diversity and portraying ideas in a unified approach, is what shall aid in creating today’s much needed Responsive Environments.

We welcome poems in three categories

School-going, Collegians, and Open (25-100 years of age).



Rochelle Potkar,  Fiction Writer & Poet, Mumbai

Prof. J. Subramanian, Architect & Executive Director, STUP

Pappal Suneja, Research Scholar, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany

Sangeet Sharma, Architect, Author & Poet, Chandigarh

SananVerma, Architect, Planner & Poet, SPA Delhi

Parichita Mohapatra, Architect, Urban Designer & Poet, Bengaluru


Winning Prizes for the Competition are

Citation (A set of Autographed Books):

- ‘Paper Asylum’: A book of Haibun (prose poetry) by Rochelle Potkar

- Myriad Disciplines Of Architectural Writing' by Pappal Suneja

- 'The Touch of Moon': A collection of Poems by Sangeet Sharma

Special Mention (A set of Autographed Books):

- 'Four Degrees of Separation': A collection of Poems by Rochelle Potkar

- 'Castles in the Air': Misadventures of a Profession by Sangeet Sharma

- 'Poetry & Architecture' curated by Pappal Suneja.

Two winning entries, that is a citation and a special mention award shall be announced for all three categories - school-going, collegians, and Open. Besides this, all the entrants shall be sent E-Certificate attested by all the jurors and the winning entries shall be featured on several web architectural portals and will receive a goodie bag. Also, the best entries shall be complied in the form of a book with ISBN No. after the successful run of all the Series under this cycle.

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