Flash is a new competition platform from arch out loud promoting the open exploration of a topic within a short timespan of 7 days. Our contests are intended to stimulate and challenge the role of design within our society, and challenges participants to reinterpret traditional relationships between people and design. With an open brief, you are not limited to a simple response, but are encouraged to look at a topic from new and unconventional perspectives without restrictions.

arch out loud presents Propaganda, a one-week exploration of architecture’s role in propaganda of past, present, and future. Reinterpret, Re-imagine, Re-purpose.


Prizes total to $1,750

OVERALL WINNER – $1,000 + Publications & Jury Invitation

Runnerup 1 – $500 + Publications & Certificate

Runnerup 2 – $250 + Publications & Certificate


Yaohua Wang – Partner, Preliminary Research Office, Los Angeles, USA

Sebastian Schmalin – Founder/Principal, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, USA

Brian Johnsen– Founder/Principal, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, USA

Timothy Tse – [OMA] Office for Metropolitan Architecture, New York City, NY, USA

Dinorah Martinez Schulte– Rojkind Arquitectos, Mexico City, MX

Rachel Villalta– [KPF] Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York, NY, USA

Ricardo Lopez– LBR&A, Mexico City, MX

Nick Trapani – Skylab, Portland, OR, USA


Pre-Registration Open – March 4th

Full Brief Release

Regular Registration Open – April 1st

Submission Deadline – April 8th

Winners Announced – April 15th