Contest Challenges Architects To Sketch Designs On Napkins [Pics]

How creative can you be when your canvas is only as big as your hand?

Everyone from high school students to experienced architects responded to AIA Philadelphia’s charge to “Show off your fierce sketching to the architecture and design community!”  – on napkins.

Over 100 people contestants sent in their 5″ x 5″ drawings as part of  2012 SKETCH SHOWDOWN, AIA Philadelphia’s annual napkin sketch competition with three categories: White Cocktail Napkin, Mixed Media, and Student. Check out the winners and finalists in our gallery below:

For those in the Philadelphia area, entries are on view from now through September 15 at the AIA Bookstore in Washington Square.