Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition 2021

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Black and white drawing of a room with windows and a coffee table with bowls on it

The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) has celebrated the best in architectural delineation for 46 years. A Dallas classic that has received international recognition, KRob honours hand and digital delineation by professionals and students throughout the world. Averaging over 400 entries from 25 countries in the past several years, the competition’s visibility continues to grow. The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition is the most senior architectural drawing competition currently in operation anywhere in the world.


All entries must be architectural or spatial in nature. Entries can include but are not limited to orthographic drawings, conceptual diagrams, renderings, or animations. 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 the 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

Each entry must have been executed while the entrant was enrolled at an academic institution (either high school or pursuing a higher education degree in architecture or design). Student entries can be submitted no later than 12 months following the entrant’s final graduation date.

Online Submission Requirements 

For images and animaged GIFs:

A single JPEG, PNG, or GIF image that is at least 1500 pixels x 1000 pixels but no larger than 6000 pixels x 8000 pixels and under 5MB in size (or under 20MB for animated gifs).

For video entries:

  1. No longer than 60 seconds
  2. Containing no disclosed authorship name
  3. Uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo (paste the video link in the provided field)
  4. May have sound