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The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. With our magazine, AN Interior, our outreach to the design community has grown exponentially.
Our 11th annual Best of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program which showcases great buildings, building elements, interiors, and installations. Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 39 categories which reflect AN’s editorial coverage, as well as the interests of our readers.
The Best of Design jury will judge entries based on several criteria: strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design. Winning projects will be featured on archpaper.com where they will reach a national and international audience and will be promoted via our online and social media platforms. Winners will also receive a limited-edition print from Archigram produced especially for AN.
A submission to AN’s Best of Design Awards is an opportunity for your work to be seen by 1 million+ AN readers and members of the AEC community.
Winners will be announced in December 2023.
PUBLICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winning projects will be published in print in AN’s Best of Design 2023 issue, which will arrive in December. Photos, descriptions, and juror comments will appear in this gorgeous publication that reaches readers nationwide and is distributed at industry events and conferences throughout 2024.
This coverage will also be featured on our website, where it will reach a national and international audience, and will be promoted via our online and social media platforms. Winners will also receive a limited edition print from Archigram produced especially for AN. Be seen by 1 million+ AN readers and members of the AEC design community!
Winners will receive an archival print from the Archigram archive signed by Archigram members. As seen above, last year’s winners received a copy of Bournemouth Development, Arcade, limited edition, on Hahnemühle German Etching paper (24 3/4 × 18 1/2 inches). A new print will be selected, produced, signed, and mailed to winners for this year’s competition.
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YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARD
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
$245 until September 1 (midnight EST)
$295 from September 2 until October 6 (midnight ET)
Friday, October 6, 2023 (midnight ET)
In order for a project to be eligible for submission, it must have been completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline, so since October 2021. Landscape, public, unbuilt, and representation projects must have been initiated within three years’ time of the submission deadline, so since October 2020.
To be considered for the Young Architects Award, you must have graduated from architecture or design school within the past ten years. Please include images of three key projects and use the text box to describe your practice.
The Best of Design Awards is open to any and all projects that meet one or both of the two following criteria: The project submitted must be located within Canada, Mexico, or the United States, or the submitting firm (e.g., architects, designers, consultants, engineers, manufacturers, developers) must operate a location within Canada, Mexico, or the United States.
Entrants are allowed to submit multiple projects for the same category or the same project in multiple categories but must enter each as a separate submission.
Representatives of firms and developers are allowed to submit on behalf of their clients. Please provide your direct contact information but include the name of the applying firm in the “Company” field on the registration form.
The Adaptive Reuse category is intended for projects where a change of use takes place. The Building Renovation category is intended for projects where improvements are made but the use remains the same. Entrants may submit adaptive reuse/renovation projects in other categories as desired; the winners of other categories are not required to be new construction. Note that the submission of the same project to multiple categories will require the payment of additional registration fees.
Early Bird: $245 (July 5 – September 1)
Regular: $295 (September 2 – October 6)
Submissions must be paid for before making a submission.
Registration and entry can be completed via the submission portal linked to this page.
Registration and entry submission must be completed via the registration portal linked to this page. Submissions must include photographs and/or renderings of the project and a written description (150-word limit). Written and visual components of submissions cannot include the company, brand, studio name, logos, or any other identifying mark.
Include all applicable collaborators and manufacturers.
This information should include company names as it will not be reviewed by the jury.
The written description and visual components of submissions cannot include the company, brand, studio name, logos, or any other identifying mark.
Up to six images per submission.
File format: 150 DPI, high-resolution JPG.
Image size: Maximum dimensions of 8.5 × 11 inches or 11 × 8.5 inches (landscape format preferred).
Color format: RGB
File size: 5 MB maximum for each image.
Label image file names in sequence. Do not include the photographer’s name in the file name.
Do not include text on or within images. Do not include your firm, company, school name on the images.
All submissions must be entered online and received by AN no later than midnight ET (11:59 p.m.) on the submission deadline. AN reserves publication rights for all materials submitted as part of the Best Of Design Awards program, extending to all forms of media or content delivery, whether print, online, digital, mobile, or otherwise, now or hereafter created.
Registration fees are nonrefundable.
Submission is no guarantee of publication or an award.
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