Winners Announced:  July 30th, 2018

Frequently Asked Question Categories

The Entry Process

Can I log in with my existing Architizer username & password?
We’ve recently upgraded our entry system. If you previously signed in using your account, you will need to create a new A+Awards specific login if you do not have one already. If you entered in last year’s A+Awards and already have a log in, you may enter using the same information. To get started click here.

What assets do I need to enter the A+Awards?
Below is a list of everything you will need to submit to the A+Awards. Entry materials will vary depending on which vertical you are entering — Typology and Plus Categories OR Products.

Typology and Plus Categories

  • Entry Title
  • Client Name (Optional)
  • Project Status (Year and Location)
  • Entry Description (300 words)
  • Credits (Optional)
  • Select The Category – Select from typology and plus categories.
  • Upload Images and/or videos (Single Images ONLY. No collages)
  • Upload 1-12 graphic assets. (Images: 300MB max: jpeg, gif, or png file Video: 300MB max: mov, mp4, mpg, or flv file)

Product Categories

  • Product Name (Entry Title)
  • Manufacturer Name
  • Entry Description (300 words)
  • Credits (Optional)
  • Select The Category – Select from 30+ product categories.
  • Upload Images and/or videos (Single Images ONLY. No collages)
  • Upload 1-12 graphic assets. (Images: 300MB max: jpeg, gif, or png file Video: 300MB max: mov, mp4, mpg, or flv file)

Can I withdraw my entry? Will I get a refund?
You may withdraw your entry by emailing Refunds WILL be issued for entries that are withdrawn within 48hrs of being submitted. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for entries withdrawn after 48hrs of being submitted.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

How can I change my entry?
The following information can be changed on an entry any time prior to the close of the call for entry period.

  • Contact info
  • Project description
  • Project images and/or drawings

Please email customer service at for further information and to request changes.

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?
Yes. In order to ensure our judges are able to review and score your work we require your descriptions to be submitted in english.


Which category should I enter?
The Architizer A+Awards has 100+ categories broken up into Typology, Plus, and Product categories. 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. Products may be entered into multiple Product Categories depending on their function.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?
Entries submitted in the Typology & Plus Categories must be BUILT with the exception of Architecture +Rendering and the UNBUILT categories within typology. Projects must be completed in the past three (3) years. Entries submitted in the Products Categories must be available to market by time of entry.

If I submitted last year, can I resubmit the same project this year?
Yes, if the project or product is still eligible according to the other guidelines, you may submit it again. This applies to projects and products that were awarded as special mentions, finalists, and winners, as well as to those that were not awarded.

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. We do recommend that you include one plan and section of your project so that the jury can better understand the project as a whole.

What file types can I submit?
Photographs and Images – (300MB max: jpeg, gif, tiff or png file)
Video Content – (300MB max: mov, mpg, flv or mp4 file)

How many files can I submit?
Minimum required: 1. Maximum allowed: 12
*Single Images Only – no collages


Who is the Architizer A+Awards jury?
Our global jury is a collection of 400+ 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), Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects), Winy Maas (MVRDV), and Iwan Baan (photographer) as well as people from beyond architecture like Charles Adler (Kickstarter), Jared Della Valle (Alloy Development), John Edelman (Design Within Reach), and Roy Kim (Extell Development Company). For a complete list of the jury click here.

What is the 2018 A+Awards timeline?
Below is a timeline of the 2018 A+Awards program:

  • Early Entry Deadline- March 2, 2018
  • Final Entry Deadline- April 13, 2018
  • Extended Entry Deadline- May 25, 2018
  • Jury Voting- June 11, 2018 – June 29, 2018
  • Public Voting- July 10, 2018 – July 20, 2018
  • Winners Announced- July 30, 2018

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?
Nominees will be announced on July 9th, 2018. The Jury winners and Popular Choice winners will both be announced on July 30, 2018.

Winning an Award

How many entrants win Architizer A+Awards?
For each of the 100+ 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.

Do you hold an event?
Due to the high volume of international A+Awards winners, Architizer is no longer hosting a New York-based Awards Gala. Winners from around the globe can now celebrate their achievements online, in the media, and in print, alongside Architizer’s vast international community.

What do I get if I win an Architizer A+Award, an Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Award or if my entry is chosen as a finalist?
To help promote achievement, the A+Awards provides its winners the notable A+Award trophy, While Finalists will receive a custom certificate. Both Winners and Finalists will be included on the winners page of the Architizer A+Awards Site.

Select Jury and Popular Choice Winners will also be featured in the Journal, the A+Awards podcast, as well as in A+Architecture: The Best of Architizer 2018, an annual anthology of the world’s best architecture, published by Phaidon.

Can I buy additional trophies 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.

Newsletters / Staying informed

What is the newsletter?
The newsletter is your source for all A+Awards news, sent bi-weekly during the awards submission and judging periods. Subscribe by filling out the form at the bottom of this page. You can unsubscribe by following the instructions in the footer of each newsletter.


Can I rent the list of Architizer A+Awards entrants or winners?
No. We do not rent or sell our entrant or winner lists.

Winning Projects
Architizer reserves the right to edit materials provided by entrants for inclusion in A+Architecture: The Best of Architizer 2018. Entrants will be notified regarding their materials and participation prior to publication.