Why enter?


Benefits of entering:


International recognition

This is a truly global awards scheme. Showcase your projects, talent and expertise on an international scale and affirm your position as a global leader in architecture. In 2020 entries hailed from countries including Japan, Australia, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, Switzerland, China, the United Kingdom, Greece, India and the United States of America.  

Improve your profile

All entries will be displayed on the World Architecture News main publication websites. WAN is an international portfolio of world class architecture, seen by a global audience of more than 450,000 unique website visitors, 800,000 page views per year, 62,000 newsletter subscribers and a social media following of more than 1.3million. 

Opportunities for all

Enter wide ranging, inclusive categories for all sectors. There is an opportunity for everybody and all sizes of company - companies that have entered previously include  Perkins and Will, Lacime Architects, Squire and Partners, Behnisch Architekten, HOK, Jofre Roca arquitectes, Populous and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Spotlight feature

A selection of the entered projects will feature in bespoke, topical editorial features which will be distributed to our audiences via the World Architecture News website and bulletins.

Be seen

Entries will be reviewed and judged by a top level, international jury. These awards are renowned for their influential jury panels and rigorous judging process. Confirmed judges for 2021 stem from practices and organisations including Benoy, HawkinsBrown, Grimshaw, Reiach and Hall, Weston WIlliamson, FXCollaborative, Aukett Swanke and Gensler. 

Previous WAN Award winners are often invited to join our jury panels in subsequent years. Many of our judges have gone on to collaborate with previous award recipients

Winner coverage

As a winner, you will have a short article written about your winning project, describing why it’s the best in the category and including judges’ comments. This will be promoted across all the WAN channels (including social media) and included in the relevant email bulletin.

Hear from our past winners

Tony Owen Partners

Winner of Facade in Architecture and Colour in Architecture 2020 

"As such we are always more focussed on International awards as a better reflection of our performance and innovation. For our staff receiving an international award is a better barometer of the worth of our approach as compared to local awards which tend to focus on good examples of traditional approaches rather than rewarding innovation of difference."

Lacime Architects

Winner of Waterfront 2020 

"This award did increase my media exposure. Many authoritative media and platform have published the Liva Riverside Book Bar Reconstruction, letting more architects and friends interested in architecture know this project. Everyone's attention and love for our project is our greatest encouragement, and gives us the spirit of striving for progress."