Dezeen Awards 2020

New categories revealed for Dezeen Awards 2020

Dezeen Awards 2020 opens for entries next week, with eight new architecture, interiors and design categories to enter.

New architecture categories for this year include landscape project and infrastructure project. There are also new architectural lighting design and exhibition design categories.

Two of last year's most popular interiors categories have been split. There are now two retail interiors categories – one for spaces that are over 250 square metres in size and another for smaller spaces. Individual bar interior and restaurant interior categories also replace last year's combined category.

This increases the total number of categories to 42 for Dezeen Awards 2020, which opens for entries on 4 February 2020.

Bar Lotus by Office AIO in Shanghai
Bar Lotus was named restaurant and bar interior of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019

All of last year's categories will be available to enter again, with the chance to get your work in front of a stellar lineup of judges and compete for a coveted Dezeen Awards trophy designed by Atelier NL.

The architecture categories include urban house, rural house, housing project, civic building, cultural building, rebirth project and small building.

Interior designers have 12 categories to choose from including house interior, apartment interior and hotel and short-stay interior.

Design categories include furniture design, lighting design, homeware design, product design, sustainable design and graphic design.

17,000 by Skaparkollektivet Forma
17,000 by Skaparkollektivet Forma was last year's installation design winner

You can also enter one of the six studio categories for a chance to be named the best established or emerging architecture, interior design or design studio of the year.

Entrants will have the chance to join the illustrious list of previous winners, which includes Sevil Peach, Foster + Partners, Studio DriftChrist & Gantenbein and Vo Trong Nghia Architects.

See the full list of categories here.

The standard entry deadline for Dezeen Awards 2020 is 2 June. To get a discount on the entry fees, submit your project before 31 March.

This year, we are also introducing a late entry period, with an extended deadline of 9 June, but a higher entry fee.

Viettel Offsite Studio by Vo Trong Nghia VTN Architects
Vo Trong Nghia Architects was named architect of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019

Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design projects, and the studios and individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

Receiving more than 4,500 entries from 87 countries last year, Dezeen Awards has grown rapidly into one of the most popular awards programmes in the industry, becoming the benchmark for design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers.

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