Now is your chance to cast your vote in The Architectural Photography Awards 2018, supported by the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and PICSEL and sponsored by Sto and Dornbracht.  

Long Museum West Bund Shanghai, China designed by Atelier Deshaus. Photo by Pawel Paniczko/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht

Images of The Hive in London’s Kew Gardens and Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg London are among 20 finalists just announced. The 20 shortlisted photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam, which takes place from 28th-30th November where visitors will be able to cast their vote from the chosen finalists in the four main categories. The winners of the people’s choice votes and those of the pre-judged new categories of Mobile and Portfolio will be revealed at the WAF Gala dinner on 30th November, along with the overall winner. The judging panel includes photographer Richard Bryant, Alan Capel, head of content at photography agency Alamy, and architect James Timberlake of US practice KieranTimberlake. 

The Vortex, Bloomberg headquarters, London, UK designed by Foster + Partners.  Photo by: James Newton/APA18/Sto/Dornbracht

Held as an annual celebration of the best architectural photography, the awards attracted entries from 47 countries, with the highest proportion (28%) from the UK. Five finalists have been shortlisted in each of the four usual categories of Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. In the new Portfolio category, judges will assess entries of four-six photographs relating to one architectural project. In the Mobile category for photographs taken on a mobile device, there will be two winners – the judges’ choice and a public choice. Public voting for this is open until 12pm Friday 30th November and can be viewed here.