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Want to get involved? Read on to learn about entering and attending this year's competition.
Calendar of Events
Entry Deadline
All entries must be received by Monday, October 27, 2014 5pm CST.

Awards Presentation, Wine Reception & Lecture
Thursday, November 20th - 6:00pm - HKS - 350 N Saint Paul Street, Suite 100
Register for the Awards Presentation and Lecture here.

To Be Announced.
Have a question? See the F.A.Q. page.


All entries must be of an architectural nature, and must be authored by one individual. Entries can be elevations, sections, or perspectives, and can be conceptual or final renderings. Exploration and innovation in unique techniques are encouraged. While there is no limit to the number of entries one can submit, submissions awarded in past Ken Roberts competitions are not eligible. Sketchbooks as a whole will not be accepted; a single, clearly marked page within the sketchbook may be entered.

Professional Eligibility
Each entry must have been executed while entrant is a professional in architecture or in related fields (architectural illustrator, educator, engineer, cg animation). Due to the versatile nature of the architectural profession, it is not required for the entrant to be employed at the time submitting work for KRob. All work completed after graduation from a design program is considered professional.

Student Eligibility
This category is open to individuals currently attending high school or pursuing a degree in architecture or design.

Guidelines on the eligibility for prize categories
Depending on the registrant’s status and location of residences (inside/outside US), each entry will be sorted into the appropriate prize category, guided by the following rules:
  1. The entrant must be currently enrolled as a student to be elegable for the student prize categories. Any changes made to a student drawing after graduation will makeit a professional entry.

  2. If the work entered was completed at any point after graduation from a design program, it will be eligible for both the Hand Delineation Prize and the Hybrid Media Prize in the professional category. Since architectural delineation at the professional level takes place in a variety of circumstances, whether in response to client demands, design competitions, or research, it is not required for one to be employed by a traditional architectural design firm or studio. Any changes made to a student drawing after graduation will make it a professional entry.

Guidelines on the eligibility for the Travel Sketch Award
  1. The content of the drawing must be architectural - a space, building, an urban formation and/or a landscape or garden.

  2. Submittals must have been drawn in situ – at the place, in a bound or unbound sketchbook.

  3. Any view, diagram and graphic notation should be clear.

  4. Either a single image or a page combining different views, diagrams and conventions is encouraged.

Have a question? See the F.A.Q. page.


Entries may be submitted online or physically (see Submission Process for details).

Online Submission Requirements
Each online submission must be 1) a single TIF, JPEG or GIF image that is 2) at least 1500 pixels x 1000 pixels (please contact us if your piece doesn't fit these requirements).

Physical Submissions Requirements
Each physical submission must be
1) original artwork or high resolution print
2) framed on rigid backing,
3) no larger than 30" x 42",
4) with some sort of hanging device,
5) accompanied by a digital copy on CD at resolution no smaller than 1500 pixels by 1000 pixels
(please contact us if your piece doesn't fit these requirements).

Works not selected for the exhibition must be either picked up in person at the AIA Dallas Chapter office by December 01, or include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of work. While great care is given to the handling of each piece, the KRMDC Committee and the AIA Dallas Chapter assume no financial responsibility for lost or damaged work. (For those individuals who will be in Dallas during the deadline date, you are permitted to personally deliver your drawing to AIA Dallas during office hours (9am-5pm) no later than Monday, October 27, 2014.) Works selected as the winner or a finalist will remain at the AIA Dallas office until the conclusion of the annual KRob exhibition in February.
Have a question? See the F.A.Q. page.


Submission Process

Online Submissions
Hand and digital work can be submitted online via this website (click here to enter).

Physical Submissions
Physical submissions can be delivered to the AIA Dallas offices with the entry form linked to the right.

AIA Dallas
1909 Woodall Rogers Frwy
Suite 100
Dallas, TX, 75201

Physical Entries must be postmarked by Monday, October 27, 2014.
Have a question? See the F.A.Q. page.


AIA Member................$30 single entry, $20 per additional entry
Non-AIA Member.........$40 single entry, $30 per additional entry

AIAS Member..............$25 single entry, $15 per additional entry
Non-AIAS Member.......$35 single entry, $25 per additional entry
Have a question? See the F.A.Q. page.


Over $11,000 worth of prizes to be won this year!

The Award for Excellence in Digital/Hybrid Media
This prize is awarded to the best student and professional entries that demonstrate excellence through an innovative use of media. Submissions may be digital, or hybrid mixed media with preference given to those that push the envelope of architectural representation. Prizes to be announced.

The Award for Excellence in Hand Delineation
This prize is awarded to the best student and professional entries that embodies and celebrates the art of architecture as a tool for communication through hand delineations, sketches and renderings. Professional submissions should be the result of commissioned projects, while student entries need not be based in reality, but must be hand drawn for consideration in this category. Prizes to be announced.

The Richard B. Ferrier Prize for Best Physical Delineation
In response to the large majority of entries being submitted electronically, this prize has been created to highlight and honor the unique properties inherent to physical drawings. KRob has traditionally been an event that honored physical submissions, and this prize is intended to maintain this practice. To be considered for this prize, the entry must be submitted physically to the AIA Dallas office. Please carefully follow the instructions for physical submissions above. For entrants registered with a U.S. mailing address only. Prizes to be announced.

The Kevin Sloan Prize for Best Travel Sketch
This award acknowledged individuals interested in the time honored activity of drawing architecture and places to learn and understand. In lieu of drawings made to “interpret” drawings submitted for this category are made to observe, analyze and record in a sketchbook. Prizes to be announced.

Jurors Citation
$100 cash is awarded by each of the jurors. These citations allow the jurors to independently select any student or professional piece that they personally wish to see recognized.

Note: All prizes listed are correct to the best of our knowledge at time of print but may be subject to change. For international shipments of non-cash prizes, AIA Dallas will pay the shipping. All duties and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient and will be assessed upon delivery.

Have a question? See the F.A.Q. page.