Design project of the year 2019
Aguahoja by Mediated Matter Group won Design Project of the Year at Dezeen Awards 2019

Dezeen Awards 2020 will open for entries on 4 February

Dezeen Awards 2020 will open for entries on 4 February, with the discounted early-entry period running until 31 March. Read on for all the key dates for this year's architecture, interiors and design awards programme.

Now entering its third year, Dezeen Awards identifies the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

Launched in 2018, Dezeen Awards has grown rapidly into one of the most prestigious and popular awards programmes in the industry. Last year it attracted more than 4,500 entries from 87 countries.

Winners from Dezeen Awards 2018 described how the honours have transformed their fortunes.

"We have been getting more and more international project requests lately," said Dutch studio i29, which won interior designer of the year. "To win a Dezeen Award has been a very important moment in our career."

Winning a Dezeen Award "has opened new doors to another level of business," said Atelier NL, which won both designer of the year and homeware design of the year. "We feel like our work is taken more seriously now," the studio added, saying it had won new work thanks to the accolades.

Here are the key dates to keep in mind so you can prepare your entries for 2020:

4 February 2020

Dezeen Awards 2020 opens for entries. There'll be some new categories this year, which we'll be announcing soon.

31 March 2020

Early entry deadline. If you want to save money, submit your entry before 31 March. Early entry prices are £80 for individuals and companies with 10 employees or fewer and £160 for companies with more than 10 employees.

2 June 2020

Final entry deadline. This is your last chance to enter at the standard entry price of £100 for companies with 10 employees or fewer or £200 for companies that employ more than 10 people.

9 June 2020

Late entry deadline. If you can't get your entry in on time, there is still hope! We've introduced a late-entry period. You can find out more on our prices and dates page.

July 2020

This is when we'll publish the architecture, interiors and design longlists.

September 2020

This is when you'll find out if your project or product made it onto the shortlist.

See last year's shortlists ›

October 2020

Project winners are announced online.

See last year's winners ›

November 2020

Time to celebrate the best architecture, interiors and design projects and products of the year at the Dezeen Awards party. More info will be shared closer to the time.


If you have any questions about Dezeen Awards 2020 you can contact the team by emailing [email protected] or sign up to the Dezeen Awards newsletter.