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How to enter Dezeen Awards 2018 | FAQs | Entry criteria

How to enter

To enter Dezeen Awards 2018, go to the enter page and create an account. You can then enter as many categories as you like by completing the entry form and adding new categories.

Before working on your entry be sure to read this page which explains how to enter Dezeen Awards 2018 and also read the terms and conditions page 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.

You can save and return to your entry as many times as you like. Once you have completed and reviewed your entry, the final step is to make payment. Once you have made your payment you cannot make further changes to your entry.

Entry deadlines

The final entry deadline is 30 June 2018. Entries must be submitted by midnight UK time on the night of deadline day.

Timeline of key dates

1 March 2018: Dezeen Awards open for entries

11 April 2018: early entries deadline

30 June 2018: final entries deadline

August 2018: shortlists announced

27 November 2018: winners announced at Dezeen Awards event in London. Details will be announced soon.

Entry fees

Entry fees have been set as low as possible to encourage entries from every type of studio around the world. There are reduced rates for individuals and companies with ten employees or fewer.

Entry fees are as follows:

For individuals and companies with 10 employees or fewer:

Final entry until 30 June 2018: £100 per category entry

For companies with more than 10 employees:

Final entry until 30 June 2018: £200 per category entry

Prices exclude VAT.


Who can enter Dezeen Awards?

Dezeen Awards is open to all registered architecture and design companies, or companies that provide architecture and design services, 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?

There are 30 categories that you can enter: ten each for the sectors of architecture, interiors and design. 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 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 to be eligible for Dezeen Awards. See the terms and conditions page for more information.

Do you accept collections as well as individual products?

Yes we do. You can enter an specific product or a collection of products into the awards.

Do you have a student category?

No we don't, but we are considering this for next year's Dezeen Awards.

Does the character limit on the submission form including spacing and punctuation?

Yes, this applies to all text boxes on the submission form.

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.

How do I make sure that my entry is the best it can be?

Read the terms and conditions carefully and follow the instructions on the entry form precisely – entries that don't 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.

What is 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 "Hero image". What does that mean?

A hero 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 shortlisted.

Can I add in video content to support my submission?

Yes. You can include links to relevant videos in the long project description section 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 unique trophy designed by Dutch design studio Atelier NL, made from London clay. These, along with certificates, will be presented to the winners at the Dezeen Awards ceremony on 27 November 2018.

What if I still have more questions?

Drop us a line at This page will be updated frequently so please return to see the latest advice and information.