Winning a WAF Award establishes you as a design leader and elevates your practice onto the worldwide stage, offering the opportunity to win more work.
Begin your entry for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards now.
This year there are 35 categories available to enter across both Completed Buildings and Future Projects – you can enter a project into more than one category and there is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. From Civic to Experimental, House to Office there is a perfect category for you to enter your work.
130+ judges representing 35+ countries have confirmed to judge live at this year’s World Architecture Festival! Only at WAF are you judged by your peers, your heroes and the industry’s power players all live. Take a look at the full list which includes David Adjay, Alison Brooks, Li Xiaodong and many more renowned architects and industry professionals.
2017 Winners Presentations
View the winning presentations from 2017 to see what it takes to win a prestigious WAF award including the World Building of the Year winning presentation!
2018 Entries Guide
Download the 2018 entries guide for further information on how to enter the WAF awards, including all categories and prizes, key dates and much more.
World Architecture Festival 2017 - Entries Highlights
The World Architecture festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals. WAF is where the world architecture community meets to celebrate, learn, exchange ideas and be inspired.
Watch the entries higlight video to discover what the live juging is truly like as well as getting hints and tips on what makes a winning award submission!
This was a real eye opener and a brilliant event in that everything happening around the world is brought to a single event. I was really impressed with the topics and speakers especially on how architecture see's the future of the world and the global issues that are being addressed.
Gansen Govender, Senior Project Manager, GHD
Winning the award is a great encouragement for what we have done, for refreshing ourselves, our architecture. After WAF, we have been well-known from around the world and it gives us chances to meet and talk to different people, this is very important to us, especially when we are always searching for doing something new.
Sanjay Puri, Founder, Sanjay Puri Architects
WAF is a wonderful mix of theory and the reality of everyday practice in the presentations, the jury-comments, the lectures, the debates and exhibitions. The excursions, parties and joined dinner offer excellent opportunities to network. WAF is the most inclusive cross-border event on the architectural horizon!
Brigitte Van Bakel, Principal Architect, Am