Public voting now open for American Institute of Architect's (AIA) I Look Up Film Challenge

Voting open to the public until October 6 to select this year's People's Choice Award Winner

Washington, D.C. – August 22, 2017 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) invites the public to cast their vote to choose the winner of the 2017 People's Choice Award for the third annual I Look Up Film Challenge.  

The People's Choice Award Winner will be announced November 1 and receive $2,500, exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, plus recognition and distribution on AIA channels. More than 60 films were submitted and qualified, and it is up to the public to choose a winner. Voting is now open to the public at ilookup.org.

"Architects and filmmakers have come together to create stories about how architecture can transform communities," said AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA.  "Now the public has to help us choose the entry that tells a great story . . . not just about building, but about building for better."

With the theme, Blueprint for Better, the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge looked to architects and filmmakers to collaborate in the creation of films that highlight projects helping to change communities for the better. AIA captured this year's theme in a powerful documentary, Midtown. A Blueprint for Better., as a motivational example for architects and filmmakers.  

Additionally, a panel of judges will choose three winning films this September. The Grand Prize Winner will be celebrated September 26 with cash and distribution prizes, including an exclusive screening and party at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago and New York City.

Visit ilookup.org to watch compelling films that shine a light on the powerful social impact of architects and their work, and cast your vote by October 6.  Use the hashtag #ilookup to join the conversation.

Please see below for details, logos, photos, and videos.

FILM CHALLENGE DETAILS

Judging: 8/17/17 - 8/30/17

Grand Prize Winner Announced: 9/11/17

Public Voting: 8/22/17 - 10/06/17

Public Choice Award Winner Announced: 10/16/17

About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

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