World Architecture Festival will now take place on the 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. We want to ensure WAF and Inside offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all our attendees. We believe our previous dates of 23-25 June may be too soon to guarantee this. However, we feel confident that mass vaccination programmes across the world will have proved effective by the autumn. Read the full announcement.

If you have entered the awards in 2020 you do not need to do anything and your entry is still valid. Shortlist judging will take place in June and you will be informed by 13 July 2021 if you are a finalist. All shortlisted entrants will go on to present their project in Lisbon in December.

Awards entries will remain open until Friday 7 May 2021. Submit your completed buildings, future projects, landscape and interior projects into the awards to be in with a chance of presenting and winning at WAF Lisbon!

World Architecture Festival will now take place on the 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. If you have entered the awards in 2020 you do not need to do anything and your entry is still valid. Shortlist judging will take place in June and you will be informed by 13 July 2021 if you are a finalist. All shortlisted entrants will go on to present their project in Lisbon in December.

Why enter? 

  • WAF are the only architecture awards that are judged live by your peers, your heroes and the industry’s power players
  • With more than 40 prizes and awards to enter this year, you can easily find the perfect categories to showcase your future and completed projects on the world stage
  • Gain global exposure through WAF’s extensive media coverage
  • Winners will receive a V2com gift certificate for a press kit distribution worth $695
  • Attracting over 2,200 of the most senior architects and clients from around the world, WAF is the perfect place to present your most outstanding projects and raise your profile, helping you to win new business
  • Do you have interior projects? Enter WAF’s sister Festival World Festival of Interiors that takes place at the same place and time
  • All projects, located in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions will be eligible to enter WAFChina. Learn more here.

Who can enter?

  • Architects, Interior Designers
  • Developers, funders, contractors and other associated organisations (for example clients), may also enter on behalf of the architect, with their consent

What can be entered?

  • All Completed Buildings/Landscape & Interior projects have to be completed between 1 January 2019 and 7 May 2021
  • Future Projects do not have to have a completion date and do not need to be built in order to qualify
  • There is no limit on the number of projects that can be submitted
  • Projects can be submitted in more than one category where relevant
  • All designs must be by professionals whose qualifications are recognised by their local accreditation organisation

Entry Deadline: Friday 7 May 2021

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