In partnership with the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, INC, this year’s In-Studio Photo Competition, will shed light on the rich history of terrazzo and the cities that you will discover it in. This competition will challenge you to explore exciting spaces and architecture that simulates your imagination and creativity. If you, or a member you know, are looking to enhance your photography skills, or just have a passion for storytelling through photography, this is the competition for you. 

Head over to https://www.ntma.com/2020-honor-awards-gallery/ to learn more about terrazzo and read up on some featured locations that have inspired their spaces with this beautiful material. 

This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

How to Enter

  1. Share your photos on your PUBLIC Instagram account between July 23- October 15, 2021 to enter the competition
  2. Tag the location details
  3. Tell us (in 1-2 sentences) what your photograph is about
  4. Tag the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, INC (@nationalterrazzo) and AIAS National Office on Instagram – @aiasorg
  5. Use the following hashtags: #INSTUDIOPHOTO and #NTMAPHOTO

Winners will be announced in September

*Note: You must be an active AIAS member to participate*
**You must have a public Instagram account to participate**
***There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit, but please choose your best!***


Three winners will be selected and their work will be showcased on AIAS national and National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, INC channels.

The winning cash prizes are as follows:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $200


You must have uploaded your photographs to Instagram by 11:59 pm on October 15, 2021.

Please Note: Acknowledging the collaborative tendency of architecture studios in academic settings, In Studio Competitions are open to both individual work as well as group work. If an AIAS member chooses to submit a project, image, model, or sketch to any of the AIAS InStudio Competitions that was the product of more than one individual, it is important that all participants are aware of the submission and that their names are included in the associated description. Prior to submission, all individuals that contributed to the work being entered must come to a consensus regarding the allocation of the potential prize funds. Ideally, group submissions would donate their winning funds to their AIAS Chapter or split the funds equally. If an entry is chosen as a competition winner, the prize funds will be issued to the individual that submitted said work to distribute in accordance with their pre-determined distribution plan.