Thank you for entering Dezeen Awards 2021

Dezeen Awards 2021 receives record number of entries

Thanks to everyone who entered Dezeen Awards 2021. This year, we've had the biggest ever response with over 4,700 entries from all around the world.

Entries, which increased by 9 per cent compared to last year, came in from 86 different countries on six continents including Armenia, Eritrea, Germany, Latvia, Lebanon, Peru, France and Ireland.

If you entered this year, read on to find out what happens next!


Longlisting, which is the first stage of the judging process, will start next week and continue throughout the rest of June until mid-July.

The longlists will be published between 9 and 12 August. Each longlisted entry will be announced in a post on Dezeen and will receive its own page on the Dezeen Awards website.


The shortlisting stage of the judging process will take place in July and August, and will involve our star-studded panel of judges who will select a shortlist of between four and eight entries in each project category using an online scoring system.

Remember, we'll be publishing all shortlisted projects on Dezeen. We'll be in touch in early September to let you know if you've been shortlisted.

Public vote

The Dezeen Awards 2021 public vote will open from mid-September for readers to vote for their favourite shortlisted projects and studios. The public vote is separate from the main Dezeen Awards programme, where winners are selected by a jury of industry professionals. We'll be sharing more details in September.

Main jury day

After last year's success, this year's main jury day will be held online again. The 15 judges from around the world will gather virtually to convene and ratify the suggested project category winners and select overall winners in the architecture, interiors and design project categories.

Winners announcements

Winners will be announced in a series of online shows in November, please subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with all Dezeen Awards 2021 related news!