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WA Awards 40th Cycle is open for entries until 10 March 2022

United Kingdom Architecture News - Feb 11, 2022 - 12:13   2402 views

WA Awards 40th Cycle is open for entries until 10 March 2022

WA Awards 10+5+X 40th Cycle is now accepting entries! Now in its 40th Cycle, don't miss the chance of being crowned by the prestigious and acclaimed WA Awards.

WA Awards is accepting entries from architects, interior designers and students from all over the world.

The WA Awards is one of the most powerful online architecture awards setting a new recognition system based on its more democratized process. 

Over 1,800 projects were crowned with the WA Awards  

Organized 3-4 cycles per year, the WA Awards recognizes remarkable projects that have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse. 

So far, over 1,800 projects were crowned with the WA Awards in Architecture, Interior Design and Student categories. Zaha Hadid Architects, Sanjay Puri Architects, Studio Symbiosis, VTN Architects, Yazgan Design Architecture, DNA Barcelona Architects are among the previous winners of the WA Awards. 

One of the most key features of the WA Awards is providing opportunity for participants from all over the world and particularly coming from less covered regions by the public or private media to showcase their offices and projects.

Moreover, unlike the traditional competitions, the selection of more than one winner in each category (Architecture, Interior Design and Student) in the WA Awards makes the competition unique and challenging. 

WA Awards 10+5+X has a standard deadline

WA Awards 10+5+X has a standard deadline at which participants have more time.

All architects, interior designers, architecture and interior design students can submit their projects until 10 March, 2022 (23:59 GMT) by registering to WAC from the page below. It's free!

Create an account or log in to your account to start your entry

WA Awards 40th Cycle is open for entries until 10 March 2022

Winner Posters of the 39th Cycle of WA Awards 

Participants first are able to upload their projects to their WAC Pages and they can submit their works whenever they want before the deadline.

During this time, participants have the opportunity to review their projects and have more time to make corrections if necessary.

Eligible Members

Only Architects, Architecture Offices, Interior Designers, Interior Design Offices, Architecture and Interior Design Students are eligible to apply to WA Awards 10+5+X.

Enter WA Awards 10+5+X 40th Cycle now!

WA Awards 10+5+X has 2 sections in the WA Awards: Architecture and Interior Design

Projects must be submitted under the 3 sub-categories: Realised, Designed and Student. Participants should make sure to submit their projects that meet the conditions of each category.

WA Awards 10+5+X is free for Students/Academic Members. Students should create an account on WAC as a Student, and then, they should validate their accounts as "Academic Member" on their WAC Settings by submitting their official student emails. 

After validation, they will be able to send their projects to the WA Student Award category, with a single project by cycle, free-of-charge.

Students should make sure to submit their projects that meet the condition of the WA Student Award category. 

Find out more about category details

WA Awards 40th Cycle is open for entries until 10 March 2022

Schedule of WA Awards 10+5+X

The WA Awards 10+5+X runs typically for 3-4 cycles per year. This gives more breathing room to the WA Awards 10+5+X jury, while giving participants more time to finalise their projects. 

Projects submitted to the competition are open on the World Architecture Community's website on the dedicated Projects page and displayed with a label. Labelled projects mean they are competing in that Cycle.

This not only increases the visibility of participating projects in the WA Awards 10+5+X, but also helps them circulate in other sources.

Please consult our How to Participate page to learn about the current cycle’s submission deadline.

Who are the WA Awards Jury?

WAC's Honorary Members are an exclusive group of invited architects, acclaimed critics, academics and theoreticians, editors of architectural magazines, curators and other experts from architectural centers and other organizations.

Nikos Fintikakis, co-founder of SYNTHESIS AND RESEARCH, acclaimed Indonesian architect Budi Sukada, who is senior lecturer at the University of Tarumanagara, artist and teacher Ruth Jacobson, Alhadeff Architects founder Giancarlo Alhadeff, Sanjay Puri, the founder of Sanjay Puri Architects, are among the WAC's Honorary Members. 

WAC's Members are composed of architects, interior designers, students and academics. To be able able to Vote the projects, a WAC member must have at least 1 uploaded project that was uploaded minimum 1 month ago in his/her page. 

Evaluation Criteria

WA Awards' evaluation criteria is based on Novelty, Originality and Creativity in design that reflect and inspire a commitment to the art of architecture are the major criteria. 

World Architecture Community tries to bridge the gap between theory and practice; thus the architect’s explanations and member’s discussions on submissions will be critical for recognition as much as the design itself.

WA Awards 10+5+X has low pricing policy

The WA Awards 10+5+X program has a low pricing policy. The reason for this is to reach more offices, to provide more visibility to small-scale offices and to increase participation with their work. For 6 years, World Architecture Community has been keeping the competition participation fees at the same rate.

Participants will see the payment stage after they uploaded their entries and clicked on "Participate Now" button on their My Projects page. When you pay per category/per Cycle in the competition, you do not need pay any other fees.

Find out more about WA Awards 10+5+X fees

Selection process at WA Awards 10+5+X

WA Awards' judging is based on 2 selection processes: WAC Members' Voting and WAC's Honorary Members and earlier WA Award Winners Voting

The members mentioned above will see "the Vote" button defined for them after clicking on the World Architecture Awards 10+5+X Submissions page. Voting is realized by a mixture of WAC's Honorary Members and earlier WA Award Winners. Their Votes will determine the first 10 winning projects

The second judging is WAC Members' Voting, which is realized by the fellow community members of World Architecture Community. Their Votes will decide the next 5 awarded projects.

In order to Vote the projects, a WAC member must have at least 1 uploaded project that was uploaded minimum 1 month ago in his/her page and the project must have been opened to the public by being approved by World Architecture Community.

Finally, the "X" will be those projects, which did not make it to the final selection of 10 or 5, but which had that something "special", that made them worthy of selection and acknowledgement as "X" by the WA Jury.

Both judging procedures, WAC Members' Voting and WAC's Honorary Members and earlier WA Award Winners Voting, are taking place simultaneously.  

After the deadline is ended, the Voting process will be announced by World Architecture Community and the Voting process will be held within the specific time range on World Architecture Awards 10+5+X Submissions page.

WA Awards 10+5+X Winners

Winners of WA Awards will receive a digital, special WA Award Winner Poster and a digital WA Award Certificate that will be made available to the participants in a few weeks after the announcement of the winners.

In addition, when the Cycle is closed, submitted projects will be featured in an article on WAC to invite the WAC members to Vote the projects, with a separate email to our members. 

WA Awards Winners will also be announced in a featured article on WAC, as well as sharing the results with WAC's Media Partners and other global publications. 

Any questions? 

To start your entry and see a visual guidance, visit our How To Participate page. 

If you have further questions about WA Awards 10+5+X, you can contact the WAC team at [email protected].

Top image: Shanghai PTArchitects' Peak Art Community Center in China won the WA Awards in the 39th Cycle. Image courtesy of Shanghai PTArchitects.