Register to enter

Register to enter

World Architecture Festival will now take place on the 1-3 December 2021 in Lisbon. If you have entered the awards in 2020 you do not need to do anything and your entry is still valid. Shortlist judging will take place in June and you will be informed by 13 July 2021 if you are a finalist. All shortlisted entrants will go on to present their project in Lisbon in December.

Why enter? 

  • WAF are the only architecture awards that are judged live by your peers, your heroes and the industry's power players  
  • With more than 40 prizes and awards to enter this year, you can easily find the perfect categories to showcase your future and completed projects on the world stage
  • Gain global exposure through WAF's extensive media coverage
  • Winners will receive a V2com gift certificate for a press kit distribution worth $695
  • Attracting over 2,200 of the most senior architects and clients from around the world, WAF is the perfect place to present your most outstanding projects and raise your profile, helping you to win new business
  • Do you have interior projects? Enter WAF's sister Festival World Festival of Interiors that takes place at the same place and time
  • All projects, located in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions will be eligible to enter WAFChina. Learn more here.

Who can enter?

  • Architects, Interior Designers
  • Developers, funders, contractors and other associated organisations (for example clients), may also enter on behalf of the architect, with their consent

What can be entered?

  • All Completed Buildings/Landscape & Interior projects have to be completed between 1 January 2019 and 7 May 2021
  • Future Projects do not have to have a completion date and do not need to be built in order to qualify
  • There is no limit on the number of projects that can be submitted
  • Projects can be submitted in more than one category where relevant
  • All designs must be by professionals whose qualifications are recognised by their local accreditation organisation

How to enter: 

  1. Register your account online or sign-in on the right-hand side
  2. Choose the category that you want to enter. You can enter more than one
  3. Give us details of your project and upload images
  4. Upload artwork for your entry boards. We print the boards for you.
  5. Shortlist judging will take place on the 23 and 24 June 2021
  6. You will find out if you have made the shortlist by 13 July 2021
  7. All shortlist have to purchase two passes to attend the festival on the 1-3 December 2021 to present their project live

Further discounts on are available when you enter multiple entries. Contact a member of the awards team to discuss. 

Entry Deadline:

Friday 7 May 2021


£850 +VAT where applicable
Submit 3 or more entries to receive your multiple entry discount of 15%

VAT Rules for Awards Entries:

If you are entering from:

  • United Kingdom - 20% VAT charged
  • EU Countries, with valid EU VAT Number - no VAT charged
  • EU Countries, without valid EU VAT Number - 20% VAT charged
  • Rest of the World - no VAT charged


"It has been amazing to be part of the WAF award winning team. When you look across the range and quality of projects put forward for the WAF Awards, to be short listed and then become associated with the overall winner is a momentous achievement for Grant Associates.”
Keith French, Director, Grant Associates

“Winning the WAF award has given credibility and respect to the work of the practice, an unquestionable kudos which speaks for itself - we are taken seriously and shown respect.”
Peter Rich, Principal, Peter Rich Architects

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