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IS ARCH Awards Announces Its New Competition For Architecture Students

Spain Architecture News - Jun 25, 2018 - 02:27   17677 views

IS ARCH Awards Announces Its New Competition For Architecture Students

The IS ARCH Awards has announced the 9th edition of its competition for architecture students, calling for academic projects with the aim of initiating a debate on contemporary tendencies and concerns for educational world. 

The competition, international awards targeting students of architecture, invites the online community and a prestigious Jury of professionals to evaluate them. All architecture students should submit their entries before October 15, 2018.

"After all these years, we still receive a high number of student projects that struggle to evit oblivion after academic deliveries, and intend to see the light and participate in an international dialogue for the future of architecture," said IS ARCH Awards team in its press release.

World Architecture Community is the Official Sponsor for the competition and will announce the shortlist and results of the competition. 

IS ARCH Awards Announces Its New Competition For Architecture Students

In this 9th edition, the international jury panel is composed of: Eva Franch I Gilabert, Director of Architectural Association School of Architecture, Danny Duong, Assoc. AIA, Senior Associate at SO – IL, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado, Architect and Curator of contemporary architecture and design at the Royal Academy of Arts, Anna Merci, Architect, landscape architect and graphic designer, founder at Anna Merci —Architecture and James Taylor Foster, Editor and writer of esseys and reviews, Architectural designer, Maker of exhibitions.

You can see the detailed information about the competition:

About IS ARCH Awards

The IS ARCH Awards are international awards targeting students of architecture. Our aim is to provide a platform for debate surrounding the architecture solutions that students contribute within the framework of their university studies. The competition aims to boost avant-garde trends and to recognize new research that emerges from universities. It also provides students’ work with an opportunity for international projection that extends beyond the traditional relationship between students and their lecturers. The IS ARCH Awards require an insight and collaboration between the various teaching and learning methodologies for architecture adopted by participating universities. This cooperation creates a favourableenvironment for open reflection andcomment, which is crucial in order to move forward and progress in architectural knowledge and know- how. A further objective of the IS ARCH Awards is to encourage young people to join the debate on architecture, contributing with their unique vision and opinions. The philosophy behind the IS ARCH Awards is to support the creativity of young and emerging talent and to boost debate between the various students that take part in this initiative.

Why take part?

a. IS ARCH is conceived as a platform for the promotion and recognition of university projects on an international scale.

b. The three winning projects will receive prizes worth a total of €6,000.

c. By promoting this platform, the IS ARCH Awards intend to provide students with a gateway to the professional and corporate world. d. As part of its interest in promoting the winning projects, IS ARCH is in contact with various specialized magazines and websites in order to secure their publication. All selected works will be published on IS ARCH’s various platforms and on its website.

e. The possibility to a professional internship in the studios of members of the jury is also open.

Who is eligible to take part?

The competition is opened to all students of architecture and young architects that have graduated within the last 3 years prior to the date of sending in the necessary documents. Each participant or team participants may submit as many projects as they wish, regardless of their nature, programme and budget. The panel of judges will take all entries into consideration. The proposals may be entered by individual students or groups of students.

What can be entered and how?

The documents should consist of academic projects carried out at university and mounted horizontally on a single DIN A1 panel. The name of the project must be stated correctly in the bottom right-hand corner of the panel. All proposals must be anonymous and the text which appears on it in English. The authors may also include all information they consider necessary in order to fully understand the project: planes, sections, perspectives, photos of the model, sketches andspecifications, etc.

Entries must be in JPG format with a resolution of 300 dpi and themaximum file size is 20MB. The nameof the JPG should be the TITLE of the project submitted.

Entries must be sent by email to [email protected] In order to take part in these Awards, participants must also register on the IS ARCH website, as explained below, and pay the corresponding registration fee. When it is done, the scanned copy of proof of payment of the registration fee has to be sent to [email protected] Payment must be made by bank transfer to:

Caja de Arquitectos, Spain
IBAN ES52 3183 0700 40 0001063124
BIC CASDESBB stating the author’s name and title of the entry.

How do IS ARCH Awards fund themselves?

IS ARCH is a platform focused on Architecture students’ works and it is also managed by a team ofArchitecture students without profit.Our aim is to help the participantsby financing with the registrationfee amount the internships ininternational Architecture firms, with whom IS ARCH has an agreement.


First prize €3,000

Second prize €2,000

Third prize €1,000

10 Honourable mentions.

30 Finalists.

We are managing several agreements for doing professional practices at Architecture studios. As part of its interest in promoting the winning projects, IS ARCH is in contact with various specialised journals and websites in order to secure their publication. All selected works will be published on ISARCH’s various platforms.


Registration: 1st December 2017- 15th October 2018.

3rd December 2017: Start of the first registration period €15

10th January 2018: Start of the second registration period €30

30th June 2018: Start of the third registration period €60

15th of October 2018: Closing date for entries.

Special Registration Periods to be anounced on website ans social media.

2nd to 19th of November 2018: Publication of all competition entries on the ISARCH website.

Deliberation period for the professional panel of judges (80% of the final score).

Public voting period starts on the IS ARCH website. (20 % of the final score).

3rd December 2018: Announcement on the ISARCH website of:

The winners of the First, Second and Third prizes

The 10 Honourable mentions
The 30 Finalists.

* For any questions that you have, you can direct to us by sending an e-mail to [email protected].

* Inscription dates may vary. The valid onew will always be the ones mentioned on the webpage calendar.

Evaluation system

An expert panel of judges, will provide 80% of the final score. The panel will determine the assessment criteria for the winning works, which will be included in the minutes listing the prizes awarded. The judges’ decision shallbe final. We are going to announce the panel of judges before the closing date for entries.

The general public may also assess the entries by voting on the IS ARCH website and their opinions shallmake up the remaining 20% of thescore.


Entries will only be accepted if Association School of the participants are correctly Architecture registered. All registrations must be made via the IS ARCH website.

Participants must fill in all the sections included on the form and click on SEND.

Once they have filled in and sent the registration form, participants will receive a confirmation email specifying the methods of payment. Participants who fail to receive this email should check their spam box.

The entry fee corresponds to the period in which the registration is done and is the price that each participating team is required to pay, regardless of the number of members in each team. In the event that a team wishes to enter several proposals, it will have to register as many times as projects want to register to the IS ARCH Awards individually.

In order for an entry to be accepted for competition, the registrationform must be filled in, payment made and all necessary documents sent prior to the closing date for sending in entries. Projects must be submitted before the limit date mentioned, regardless of the inscription period registered. Entries must be sent by email. The files, with the same name as the one registered on the website should be sent in jpg. format to [email protected].

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