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Dezeen Awards 2021 is open for entries

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Dezeen Awards 2021 is open for entries

Dezeen Awards 2021 is now accepting entries! Enter before 31 March to take advantage of discounted early entry fees.

Dezeen Awards is the most popular and accessible celebration of the world’s best architecture, interiors and design projects and studios.

Enter before 31 March to save 20 per cent

Standard entry prices remain unchanged for the fourth year in a row, making Dezeen Awards the most affordable and accessible awards programme in architecture and design.

It costs just £100 per category for small companies and £200 for large companies to enter before the standard entry deadline on 2 June. But studios can save 20 per cent by entering before 31 March.

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Categories for architecture, interiors and design

There are 36 categories this year: 10 each for architecture, interiors and design projects and two categories in each sector honouring the best established and emerging studios.

Find out about the categories ›

New sustainability categories

This year we’re introducing sustainability categories for architecture, interiors and design. These three categories, sponsored by design platform Dodds & Shute, will celebrate projects that strive to reduce their impact on the earth and which make positive social and environmental contributions.

About our judges

Entries will be judged by a diverse panel of influential industry professionals, made up of 75 architects, designers, journalists and academics from all over the world.

Past judges have included Norman Foster, who described Dezeen Awards as an “extraordinary endeavour”.

Other 2020 judges included Paola Antonelli, Farshid Moussavi and Issa Diabaté.

Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming announcements about our 2021 judges.

Why enter Dezeen Awards?

Dezeen Awards is organised by Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and judged by a panel consisting of leading figures from the architecture and design world. This means that Dezeen Awards has unprecedented credibility and reach.

Every longlisted entry will be published on the Dezeen Awards website and will get prestigious Dezeen Awards 2021 badges to share on social media and their own websites.

All shortlisted entries will be featured in full in an article on Dezeen and get further badges.

Shortlisted entries will also be entered into the Dezeen Awards 2021 Public Vote, through which the public can choose their favourite projects and studios.

Winners will receive a hand-made trophy and a certificate.

Dezeen Awards trophy
Winners received a bespoke, handcrafted trophy designed by AtelierNL

Past winners have described how winning a Dezeen Award has transformed their careers. “This is one of the few awards I have won that I can associate with new opportunities arising directly as a result of winning,” said Joe Doucet, winner of seating design of the year in 2019 with his anti-terrorism public bench.

Last year’s Dezeen Awards attracted over 4,300 entries from 85 different countries, making it one of the largest and most international awards programmes in the industry.

Dates and prices

Once you have paid for your Dezeen Awards entry, you do not need to make any further payments. The awards will be announced online. If we are able to hold a physical awards ceremony there may be a charge, but attendance is not obligatory.

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.

Find out about dates and prices ›

Join our mailing list

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive reminders about deadlines and regular information about Dezeen Awards including news of judges.

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Questions?

If you have any questions, please email awards@dezeen.com and someone from the team will get back to you.

Good luck with your entries!

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