Dezeen Awards 2023 is open for entries

Dezeen Awards 2023 launches in partnership with Bentley Motors

Dezeen Awards 2023 is open! Start your entries today to be in the running to receive the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe.

Now in its sixth year, Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design and has become the benchmark for international design excellence.

This year, Dezeen Awards launches in partnership with Bentley Motors as part of a wider collaboration that will see the brand work with Dezeen to support and inspire the next generation of design talent, as well as champion design excellence and sustainable solutions.

Sustainability key across categories

Our categories have been revised for 2023, and there are now 39 project categories to enter across architecture, interiors, design and sustainability.

This includes nine new awards, three of which are within our sustainability categories and will reward sustainable renovations, sustainable building products and material innovations.

Across all categories, we now ask for more information about how projects impact people and planet.

The winners of these 39 project categories will go head to head for the chance to be crowned one of four overall project of the year winners across architecture, interiors, design and sustainability.

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New Designers of the Year awards

Six Designers of the Year awards are also new for 2023. These will celebrate the leading emerging and established names across architecture, interiors and design.

However, these awards are nomination-only and our judges will shortlist names – it is not possible to enter these awards.

In partnership with Bentley, we are also introducing The Bentley Lighthouse Award. This award is for an individual or organisation who has and continues to make a transformative contribution to the architecture and design industry, through which they seek to create a better world. This award will also be nomination-only.

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"Never has the future of design and architecture been more exciting"

Bentley comes on board as headline sponsor as part of a three-year partnership with Dezeen.

"We are thrilled to be working with Bentley across Dezeen Awards and the wider Dezeen brand," said Claire Barrett, head of Dezeen Awards. "Both brands are firmly underpinned by a commitment to innovation and believe in the power of design to help tackle the era-defining issues of our age."

"Dezeen Awards enables us to shine a spotlight on the design community and reward those that are leading the field and pushing for change," she added.

Bentley's headline sponsorship of Dezeen Awards is part of a three-year partnership

Bentley's global head of marketing Steven De Ploey said: "Never has the future of design and architecture been more exciting and we are delighted to be at the forefront working with Dezeen to support global creatives who strive to deliver transformational experiences through design and the built environment."

"Our love of design and innovation continues to be expressed in our cars but also in our Bentley Home and Bentley Residences," he added.

A star-studded judging panel

Entries will be judged by a diverse panel of leading industry professionals, made up of 90 architects and designers from around the globe.

Past judges have included architects Amanda Levete and Norman Foster, designer Thomas Heatherwick and stage designer Es Devlin. We will announce our 2023 judges from next week.

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Designer Micha Weidmann has created a bold new graphic identity for Dezeen Awards 2023. We'll be publishing an article explaining more about it in the coming days.

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If you have any questions, please email [email protected] and someone from the team will get back to you.

Good luck with your entries!