The Ghost City Rendering

International Competition 2020


Your Work on Global Forum


Your Work on Global Forum


The Ghost City Rendering Challenge (AAnewNormal.com): the new online challenge based on the recent Covid-19 response. For any architects and 3D artists who wish to express their imagination in terms of the new normal to the world audience. The Ghost City Rendering Challenge provides architects and 3D artists at any phase of their career — from undergraduate students to those with professional expertise — the opportunity to share their work with the world.

Shortlisted renderings, as well as the winner, will be featured on (AAnewnormal.com) as well as in the “Ghost City Rendering” eBook, which will be shared on social media. 


Competition Brief

Create Ghost City Rendering that powerfully expresses an architectural form or space and the experience of those that had a special condition because of Covid-19 pandemic so that it appears like a Ghost City. It can be located anywhere in the world and can be at any scale. It can take the form of a perspective, isometric projection, section, abstract or any other image format. As long as it is a computer-generated visualization that portrays a building or group of buildings in part or full. This should represent a ghost city and must be accompanied by a short description of your idea, no more than 220 words.



Total prize is $1500

One  top winners will receive:

$1,000 prize money for the overall best winner.

and $500 for favourite winner select by the public.


120 Finalists (including the above winner and favourite winner) will be published in the inaugural "Ghost City Rendering" eBook, which will be distributed to thousands of architecture firms and millions of people via AAnewNormal's social media channels.


How to Win

The top 120 renderings will be selected by AAnewNormal’s team consisting of the in-house competition jurors. These shortlisted entries will then be scored by our expert jury with 3 best rendering: 1 rendering crowned to be the final winner of non student winner, 1 winner of student winner & 1 favourite winner.



Challenge Timeline

Opening Call for Entries: May 20, 2020
 | Early Bird Deadline: June 30, 2020
 | Regular Entry Deadline: July 20, 2020 | 
Advance Deadline: September 20, 2020 | Late Entry Deadline: October 20, 2020 | Last Minute Submission: November 20, 2020
 | Winner Announced: December 20, 2020



The Jury

The Ghost City rendering jury comprises of practitioners and thought leaders from the worlds of architecture, design and technology, each with a special connection to rendering. The jury represents those leaders who are actively bringing architecture to the public today, both online and in the built environment. For participants, this is an opportunity to showcase their work in front of the people shaping the way the world engages with architecture now and in the future.



Submission Format

1 image with a minimum width of 2000 pixels (max. file size 15mb), and a 220-word accompanying description. The single image should portray a proposed building or interior space, a set of buildings or a master plan, and should be modeled and rendered on a computer using any software. please submit by providing the link to our email address: competitions@aanewnormal.com

Entry Fees

Early Bird: Enter before June 30, 2020: Students $35 | Non-Students $50

Regular: Enter before July 20, 2020: Students $45 | Non-Students $65

Advance: Enter before September 20, 2020: Students $55 | Non-Students $75

Late: Enter before October 20, 2020: Students $60 | Non-Students $80

Last Minute: Enter before November 20, 2020: Students $70 | Non-Students $90


Team entries are permissible; you are allowed to have up to 3 team members. 1 designated team leader is responsible for distributing the prize among team members if the team is selected as the winner. 


Competition FAQs


Check out the FAQs section to know the common questions regarding the competition. If you don't find the answer to your question there, please email us at competitions@AAnewnormal.comand we'll be glad to help.