Dezeen Awards 2023 is open for entries.
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To enter Dezeen Awards 2023 you will need to create an account if you do not already have one, or you can log in using the same details if you created an account last year. You can then enter as many categories as you like by completing the entry form and adding new categories. Make sure you have filled in your account details fully to enable you to make payment.
Before working on your entry be sure to read this page and also read the terms and conditions carefully. To find out more about the awards categories, visit the categories page.
Please pay particular attention to the entry deadlines! These are listed below or visit the prices and dates page.
Below is some information to help you submit your entry:
Images: Images must be under 10MB. Your square main image should best represent your project or studio and will be published if you get shortlisted. You can upload up to ten gallery images. Do not upload renderings or digital visualisations. Include architectural plans where appropriate.
Video: It's a good idea to include a link to a video about your project in the relevant field on the entry form. This should be clear and informative. We recommend that it's no longer than five minutes in length.
Entry text: You will need to provide a short description as well as include key project details such as the brief, information on materials and how the building is made, or product manufactured. You will be asked to outline any innovative thinking and if the design contributes to society or meets the principles of inclusive design, for example, and if any strategies are in place to maximise re-use and minimise waste. Write your entry succinctly and clearly, sticking to the facts, and avoiding exaggeration.
Word count limit: These are stated in the entry form. Please take the word count limit into consideration when writing your entry.
Entering on behalf of the designer: Make sure to ask permission first when entering on behalf of the designer and credit any studio or designer who should be named should the entry be longlisted, shortlisted or win.
Editing your entry: You may return and edit your entry as many times as you like. However, once you've made the payment, you cannot change your entry.
Keep a copy: Save a copy of your answers just in case!
Submitting your entry: Once you've paid, we will send you a confirmation email as well as a VAT receipt.
Note: Once you've paid your entry fee there is no further obligatory payment to make. We do not charge fees for winners, trophies, publication or anything else. In the event that we hold a winners' ceremony, there may be a charge for this but attendance is not obligatory.
Who can enter Dezeen Awards?
Dezeen Awards is open to all registered companies, as well as all individual professional architects and designers over the age of 18.
Can I send my entry by post?
Sorry, no snail mail entries! We only accept entries made via the Dezeen Awards website.
What are the Dezeen Awards categories I can enter?
There are 39 project categories that you can enter. Please visit the categories page for full details.
How many categories can I enter?
As many as you like! Simply add new categories to your entry by clicking 'add new category'.
Can I enter more than one project in the same category?
Yes, there is no limit to how many projects you can enter in the same category. Just add new categories to your entry as explained above.
Can I enter the same project in more than one category?
Yes, if it is appropriate to all categories. If we spot an entry that we think is in the wrong category, we'll contact you.
When should my project have been completed to be eligible?
Your project needs to have been completed between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2023 to be eligible for Dezeen Awards. See the terms and conditions page for more information.
Can I enter the same project two years in a row?
Yes, as long as you enter it in a different category and as long as it meets the eligibility criteria. But you cannot enter the same project in the same category more than once.
Can I enter my studio?
No. This year the Designers of the Year categories are are nomination-only and names will be shortlisted by our judges.
Do you accept collections as well as individual products?
Yes we do. You can enter a specific product or a collection of products into the awards.
Do you have a student category?
No, we do not currently have a category specifically for students. Please note that your project must be completed to be eligible for Dezeen Awards 2023.
Does the word limit on the entry form include spaces?
No, the word limit on your entry fields does not take into consideration spaces.
Can I edit my entry?
Yes. You may return and edit your entry as many times as you like up until you make payment. However once you've made payment, you cannot change your entry.
What are the rules with adding images into my entry?
There is a 10MB limit on each image that you upload. Your main image must be uploaded as a square.
How do I make sure that my entry is the best it can be?
Follow the instructions on the entry form precisely – entries that do not answer the questions set will be at a disadvantage. Write your entry succinctly and clearly, avoiding exaggeration and sticking to the facts where possible. Choose the very best images you can and consider getting your project photographed by a professional so that your entry stands out. Read the terms and conditions carefully.
What are the judging criteria?
Please refer to the about page to find out more about what the judges are looking for and how you can impress them!
The entry form asks me to upload a "Main image". What does that mean?
A main image is an image that best represents your project or studio, so choose your best image! This is also the image that will be published if you get longlisted, shortlisted or win.
Can I add in video content to support my entry?
Yes. We recommend that you include a link to a video in the relevant field on the entry form.
How will I know that my entry was submitted successfully?
Once you've paid, we will send you a confirmation email as well as a VAT receipt.
Does my entry need to be submitted in English?
Yes. Oui. Sí. 是. Unfortunately we can only accept applications written in English.
Can I enter an uncompleted or speculative project?
No. Projects need to have been completed by the closing date in order to be eligible. Please see the terms and conditions page for full details.
Can I pay for my entry with cryptocurrency?
Unfortunately we do not accept payments with cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin.
What do winners of the Dezeen Awards receive?
Each winner will receive a trophy and a certificate.
Will I need to pay anything if I win?
No, there are no hidden costs involved with Dezeen Awards. We will not charge you for your trophy or anything else if you win.
Will I need to attend an awards ceremony to find out if I've won?
No, we will be announcing the shortlist and all winners online, so you will not need to purchase a ticket for the awards party to find out if you've won.
What if I still have more questions?
Drop us a line at [email protected]. This page will be updated frequently so please return to see the latest advice and information.