THE ENTRY PROCESS
I AM HAVING DIFFICULTY LOGGING IN WITH MY EXISTING ARCHITIZER USERNAME AND PASSWORD. WHAT CAN I DO?
Your log in for the Architizer A+ Awards is different from your Architizer website log in. If you have not registered for the A+ Awards you will need to do this first in order to create, edit, and submit entries. To register click here.
AT WHAT POINT WILL MY CREDIT CARD BE CHARGED DURING THE SITE SUBMISSION PROCESS?
At the end of the entry process, if paying by credit card. This will automatically charge your credit card. As we are verifying your credit card information, this process may take a minute. Please wait. Clicking the button again may result in double billing. If you click the "process my entry" button multiple times and are double billed as a result, email a copy of your confirmation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN I WITHDRAW MY ENTRY? WILL I GET A REFUND?
You may withdraw your entry by emailing email@example.com. Refunds WILL be issued for entries that are withdrawn within 48hrs of being submitted. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for entries withdrawn after 48hrs of being submitted.
HOW CAN I BE SURE YOU HAVE RECEIVED MY ENTRY?
You see a confirmation page noting your entry number and will also receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24hrs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I CHANGE MY ENTRY?
The following information can be changed on an entry any time prior to the final entry deadline for submissions, December 21st, 2012.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE BASED IN THE UNITED STATES TO PARTICIPATE?
No. The Architizer A+ Awards is a global awards program.
DOES THE ENTRY DESCRIPTION NEED TO BE IN ENGLISH?
WHICH CATEGORY SHOULD I ENTER?
The Architizer A+ Awards has 50+ categories broken up into Typology and culturally relevant Plus categories from which to chose. You will be able to select the categories most applicable to your project. In most cases, a project will only be eligible for one of the Typology Categories but may apply to several of the Plus Categories. There is no limit to how many categories a project can be submitted to and it is possible to win multiple times. The Architizer A+ Awards reserves the right to move entries to other categories if it is clearly appropriate to do so. If this is the case, you will be notified by email.
CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
YES!!! There is no limit to how many categories a project can be submitted to and it is possible to win multiple times. The more categories you enter the better your chances to win!
WHEN DOES MY PROJECT HAVE TO BE COMPLETED FOR IT TO BE ELIGIBLE?
If your project has been conceived or completed after October 2009, it is eligible to be submitted. Projects completed prior to October 2009 are not eligible.
IS JUDGING ANONYMOUS?
Yes. The entrant's identity will not be revealed to the jurors. If your project is nominated for a Popular Choice Award your firm's name will be revealed with the project for public voting.
DO I NEED TO BE AN ARCHITECT TO ENTER?
No. The Architizer A+ Awards celebrates the built environment and all of the people involved with its creation.
DO I NEED TO SUBMIT PLANS AND SECTIONS OR JUST PHOTOGRAPHS AND RENDERINGS?
You are not required to submit a particular drawing type, but we recommend submitting as many assets as needed to fully explicate your work. Each project is different, but all upload-able forms of architectural representation are eligible and we encourage you to think carefully about the documents you submit.
WHAT FILE TYPES CAN I SUBMIT?
Photographs and Images - (30MB max: jpeg, gif or png file)
Video Content - (30MB max: mov or mp4 file)
HOW MANY FILES CAN I SUBMIT?
Minimum required: 1. Maximum allowed: 12
WHO IS THE ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS JURY?
Our global jury is a collection of 200+ leaders in their fields comprising equal parts architects, designers, cultural thought leaders and developers (the people who actually hire architects!). The jury includes industry luminaries such as Steven Holl (Steven Holl Architects), Charles Renfro (DS+R), Bjarke Ingels (BIG), and Iwan Baan (photographer) as well as people from beyond architecture like Charles Adler (Kickstarter), Craig Schwitter (Buro Happold Consulting Engineers), John Edelman (Design Within Reach), and Roy Kim (Extell Development Company). For a complete list of the jury click here.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THE SUBMISSIONS ARE JUDGED?
Please see judging process and criteria.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO RECEIVE THE JUDGES RATING AND/OR COMMENTS FOR MY PROJECT?
Unfortunately due to the high volume of entries, the Architizer A+ Awards cannot offer individual comments to its entrants.
WHEN WILL WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?
Finalists (top five in each category) will be announced on February 14th. The Jury winners and Popular Choice winners will both be announced on March 19th.
WINNING AN AWARD
HOW MANY ENTRANTS WIN ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS?
For each of the 50+ categories, the Jury will select five (5) finalists which represent the five best in the category. Out of the finalists, one (1) winner will be selected and will win the coveted Architizer A+ Award for that specific category. Additionally, the online community, through a public vote, will also select a Winner from the five finalists in each category. These projects will receive an Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award.
WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN AN ARCHITIZER A+ AWARD, AN ARCHITIZER A+ POPULAR CHOICE AWARD OR IF MY ENTRY IS CHOSEN AS A FINALIST?
To help promote achievement, the Architizer A+ Award provides its winners the notable Architecture A+ Award designed by Snarkitecture. The award is a collaboration between Snarkitecture and the the team behind the Emmy and MTV awards. In addition, the Winners and Finalists will be included on the winners page of the Architizer A+ Awards Site.
Architizer A+ Award Winners and Finalists have an unparalleled opportunity to promote the recognized entry and the firm or professionals that created it. There is tremendous recognition, prestige and press opportunities associated with being selected.
CAN I BUY ADDITIONAL ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS FOR MEMBERS OF MY TEAM, CLIENTS AND OTHERS IF I WIN?
Yes. To help promote achievement, the Architizer A+ Awards provides its winners the option to order additional statuettes.
DO YOU HOLD AN EVENT TO PRESENT THE AWARDS?
Yes. Architizer A+ Award Winners are honored at a Gala Awards event held in May, 2013. The VIP invite-only awards celebration is a major media event where you get to rub elbows with other winners and the industry's foremost professionals, luminaries and celebrities. Winners do NOT need to attend to receive their awards.
NEWSLETTERS / STAYING INFORMED
WHAT IS THE NEWSLETTER?
The newsletter is the Newsletter of Architizer A+ Awards. It is sent monthly via email and contains information on Architizer Awards. Subscribe by clicking here. Unsubscribe by following the instructions in the footer of each newsletter.
WHAT IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT?
Announcements deliver late breaking Architizer A+ Awards news and developments directly to your Inbox. If you are subscribed to the newsletter or have opted in to receive messages from the Architizer A+ Awards and our sponsors, you may receive special Announcements between regularly scheduled newsletters.
HOW CAN I SPONSOR THE ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS?
If you are interested in being considered as a sponsor of the Architizer A+ Awards, contact Cathy Kruchko via email: email@example.com or phone: +1 (917) 319-7370.
CAN I RENT THE LIST OF ARCHITIZER A+ ENTRANTS OR WINNERS?
No. We do not rent or sell our entrant or winner lists.