Alumia Prize for Photography and Design

It’s a rare opportunity for students to do what they love doing and also compete for great cash prizes! The Alumia Prize for Photography and Design, an initiative of the Aluminum Association of Canada (AAC), officially launched on September 12, 2011, and the deadline for submissions is October 7, 2011. The theme of the competition is “Capture the Essence” and the challenge is to photographically illustrate an example of the use of aluminum in architecture, building construction or industrial design.  

As an incentive to get out the camera and start searching for photo opportunities that capture the essence of aluminum in different applications, first prize is $5,000, and there are four second prizes in the amount $1,000 each and five Honourable Mention prizes in the amount of $500 each. The first-prize winner’s school receives a grant of $2,500. The names of winners will be announced on February 15, 2012.  

The jury for the Alumia Prize for Photography and Design consists of: Ian Chodikoff, Editor of Canadian Architect; Anne Cormier, Director of the School of Architecture, Université de Montréal; Louise Désy, Curator, Photographs, Canadian Centre for Architecture; Jacques Doyon, Editor of Ciel Variable; Gilles Saucier, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes; Jean Simard, President and CEO, AAC; and Gabor Szilasi, Photographer.

All the information, including eligibility requirements, online registration, and even examples of landmark buildings that incorporate aluminum in their design and construction can be found on the competition’s official website at Furthermore, throughout the duration of the competition, news updates will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The Aluminum Association of Canada represents the three world-class producers of aluminum in Quebec: Alcoa, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Aluminerie Alouette.