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The WAN Awards aim is to deliver maximum exposure for newly completed and inspiring projects across 34 categories. We know from feedback over the past 10 years that an awards win provides a significant boost to an architectural practice when competing for new business. The WAN AWARDS trusted and robust judging process and truly international platform elevates this advantage further and not only will raise the chances of being selected for a project but also ensure that your firm gets the all-important global recognition for its work.

The Awards are open to all firms of all sizes. Press companies and clients may also enter on behalf of architectural firms. When submitting an entry, the submitter will need to provide details of the architect firm involved within the project.

To be eligible, projects must have been completed since 1 January 2018, except pop-ups and temporary exhibitions, which should have been completed since 1 January 2019.

Early bird entry deadline: THURSDAY 30 APRIL 
Standard entry deadline: THURSDAY 21 MAY

All categories except those individually listed below 
Early Bird: £495 (until midnight 30th April) 
Standard: £555 (until midnight 21st May) 

Future Projects 
Standard: £495 (until midnight 21st May) 

Rising Star / Emerging Practice of the Year 
Standard: £395 (until midnight 21st May) 

Entries will be accepted until midnight on 5th June. Please note that a late fee of £75+VAT will apply per entry to all submissions made after midnight on 21st May.

All prices are per entry. VAT will be applied to UK based companies.

All entries are made through our online entry system.

To begin:
  1. Register online or sign-in to your existing account here.
  2. Select the category you would like to enter. Multiple entries are welcome.
  3. Provide the required entry details.
  4. Upload your 10 page entry document, electronic A2 presentation board and a minimum of 6 images.
  5. Repeat steps 2-5 to make multiple entries. 
  6. Submit & pay for your entries.

All entries must be submitted online. Please note that the size limit for uploads is 50MB.


  1. Key Project Information

• Project name 

• Name of practice 

• Name of lead architect(s) 

• Completion date (except for future projects) 

• City (State if applicable) 

• Country 

• Value of scheme 

• Gross internal sq m OR gross external sq m 


  1. Supportive Text - Summarise your entry in 250 words or less. Keep it simple, clear and concise.


  1. Entry PDF

  • One sided, hi-res A3 PDF up to 10 pages (this can be portrait or landscape). Any more than ten pages will not be accepted as a submission.

  • Please do not create a cover or index page as this will be put aside and uses up valuable presentation space. 


Should include:

  • All floorplans at max size to make it easier for the judging panel to follow and understand

  • Large images of your project from various angles

  • Details of the key challenges of the client brief and how your design addressed it (approx. 500 words)


  1. Uploaded Materials

  • One lead image in size 705 x 350px to represent your entry (300dpi)

  • Up to 8 high resolution gallery images in size 1127 x 543px of the project (300dpi) 

  • One one thumbnail (hero image) in size 614 x 614px

  • Three images of site plans, floor plans, key sections

  • One A2 display board, uploaded as a digital file. This display board should act as a summary of your 10 page PDF submission. 

  • OPTIONAL: Video case studies are acceptable as support for your entry

Please note a maximum of 15 files in total may be submitted.

Along with your 10 page PDF, all entrants are required to submit one electronic A2 board with your submission. Your board should include a combination of images, plans and text. 

If successfully shortlisted, these boards will be the only information the jurors see at the final judging day. 

Boards should be supplied as A2 PDFs with 3mm bleed all around with crop marks in CMYK colour ready to send to the printers.

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