What is Dezeen Awards China?

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Dezeen Awards China is a new regional edition of Dezeen Awards to celebrate the best architecture, interiors and design projects from studios based in China.

Just like the international edition, which has grown rapidly to become one of the most entered awards programmes on the planet, Dezeen Awards China is open to studios large and small, and provides a platform for both new Chinese talent and established names.

Organised by Dezeen, the world's most influential architecture and design website, it will act as the ultimate accolade for architects and designers working in China and provide international recognition from around the globe.

How to enter Dezeen Awards China

There are three steps you need to complete to enter Dezeen Awards China:

1) Download and fill out an entry form
2) Pay for your entry using our WeChat mini program, this will give you a code that you will need to add to your entry form before you submit it
3) Email your completed entry form to [email protected]

To access our WeChat mini program to download entry forms and pay for your entries, please scan this code via your WeChat app:

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Why enter Dezeen Awards China?

Dezeen Awards China is organised by Dezeen and judged by a panel consisting of leading figures from the architecture and design world in China and around the world.

Shortlisted and winning entries will be published on Dezeen's WeChat account as well as Dezeen's main website to our audience of three million and Dezeen's seven million social media following, as well as in Dezeen's newsletters to over half a million subscribers, bringing significant recognition to successful entrants. The whole world will know you've won!

Shortlisted and winning studios will also be able to attend an exclusive event with renowned industry professionals in December. All winners will also receive a trophy and a certificate.

What is different about Dezeen Awards China?

Dezeen Awards China is just for studios based in China! Entries from international firms will only be eligible if they have an office based in China and the project was primarily delivered by the China office.

Like the international edition of Dezeen Awards, our low entry prices are designed to attract smaller studios and avoid categories being dominated by large companies that can afford to enter multiple categories.

Our judging criteria have also been carefully considered to ensure that winning projects are not only beautiful and innovative but also strive to benefit users and the environment. We don't believe that good design today can ignore issues such as social impact or sustainability and we will be looking for projects that incorporate positive thinking in this area.

Our awards include categories for architecture, interiors and design – key areas that Dezeen writes about. This means that Dezeen Awards China is a comprehensive annual survey of the best work across the major fields of architecture and design in China.


Dezeen Awards China 2023 will be judged by a panel comprising 15 leading figures from the architecture and design world in China, as well as high-profile international figures.

Full details of the judging process can be found on the terms and conditions page.


There are 17 project categories that you can enter in total: 7 architecture categories, 6 interiors categories and 4 design categories.

All project winners will also go head-to-head to be crowned overall project winner for each of the categories in architecture, interiors and design, as decided by our judges.

In addition, there are six Designers of the Year categories, but these are nomination-only and studios cannot enter them.

What the judges are looking for

For the project categories, judges are looking for entries that best fit the three judging criteria. These are:

Beautiful: Does it look amazing? We know that beauty is subjective but our judges will be looking out for aesthetic rigour, good detailing and good use of materials.

Innovative: Does it incorporate original thinking or address a problem in a new way? We don't mean that every entry has to reinvent the wheel but we will be looking for evidence of fresh approaches and new ideas.

Beneficial: Is it useful and considerate to both people and planet? Your project doesn't have to set out to save the world but it should show respect and consideration for users and the environment.

What do you win?

All winners receive a trophy and a certificate. All winners will have their project published on Dezeen's WeChat account and also mentioned on Dezeen.

Note: once you've paid your entry fee there is no further obligatory payment to make. We do not charge fees for winners, trophies, publications or anything else. In the event that we hold a winners' ceremony, there may be a charge for this but attendance is not obligatory.

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Contact us

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