Dezeen Awards 2021 public vote opens soon

The Dezeen Awards 2021 shortlists will be announced next week. After this, we’re inviting all Dezeen readers to vote for their favourite entries in our second annual public vote.

Our jury of 75 industry-leading professionals, including Rafael Viñoly, Kelly Wearstler and Sumayya Vally, have now completed the shortlisting process for this year's awards, narrowing down the longlisted entries to around five entries per category.

All shortlists will be announced on Dezeen next week, with the public vote opening on 13 September.

The public vote will allow readers to choose one entry per category until voting closes on 11 October.

Projects and studios with the highest number of votes in their category will win a special Dezeen Awards 2021 public vote winners' certificate.

Note that the public vote is separate from the main Dezeen Awards programme, where winners are selected by a jury of industry professionals.

Here's a guide to what's happening next:

6-10 September: shortlists published

The shortlisting process has now been finalised by our panel of 75 judges. The shortlists will be published on Dezeen, on our social media channels and in newsletters.

Each shortlisted entry will receive its own page on the Dezeen Awards website and will be published in full on Dezeen.

6 September: architecture shortlist
7 September: interiors shortlist
8 September: design shortlist
9 September: sustainability and media shortlists
10 September: studio shortlist

13 September: public vote goes live!

You can start voting for your favourite projects on 13 September. Once voting opens, you'll be able to vote via the public vote landing page or via a link on the shortlist page of the project you want to vote for.

11 October: public vote closes

Readers have until 11 October to vote for their favourite projects.

18 October: all public vote winners announced

Winners will be decided in each category based on the highest number of votes. We will be announcing all public vote winners on Dezeen on 18 October.


Dezeen Awards winners will be ratified by our master jury, and winners will be announced in November. We'll be sharing more information about this soon.

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