Why enter the WAF Awards?

The WAF Awards are recognised by architects and clients alike. WAF is where your work gains international exposure and where you can make global connections. Only at WAF are you judged by your peers, your heroes and the industry’s power players, all live at the Festival in Berlin.

live_feedback_button.jpg Receive live feedback from the WAF international jurors
WAF offers a unique chance for all finalists to gain invaluable feedback and insight from more than 100 international jurors live at the Festival in Berlin.
View the 2017 judges here.

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The awards generate more than 500 news articles in more than 60 countries each year. Including The FT, Dezeen, BBC and CNN. Plus, all winners receive a v2com gift certificate. 
View the 2016 coverage highlights.
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Showcase your work at the world's largest annual architecture festival. All finalists present live and are exhibited in a gallery seen by more than 2000 international attendees.
Watch the 2017 World Building of the Year presentation.
The WAF Awards are your opportunity to attract new business and new talent. To be shortlisted and win at WAF sets your work apart from the competition, a career highlight and stepping stone to new opportunities.


live_feedback_button.jpg Anybody can enter and anybody can win
WAF is open for entries in 31 categories, as well as 9 interior categories on our sister festival INSIDE. From Housing to Experimental there is a category for any project. Future Project categories are open for buildings that are not complete.
View the full list of categories.

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2017 marks WAF’s 10 year anniversary. To celebrate we will enter all entrants into the special WAF 10 Prize focused on the WAF 10 Manifesto. The Manifesto will be identifying key challenges which architects will need to address over the next ten years.
Learn more here.
gallery_button.jpgNew for 2017: Be seen by the world on WAF TV
We will be live streaming presentations, interviews and winner announcements live from the Festival on the WAF website and through our media partners across the globe. Plus, we will be producing Podcasts of all winning presentations.
Listen to last year’s Podcasts here.
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Winners will feature in exclusive interviews filmed by and screened on Dezeen which receives 2.1 million visitors per month. ArchDaily will be live streaming finalist presentations live at the Festival to their 2.2 million Facebook followers.
See last year’s Dezeen interviews here.


Plus by attending WAF you will have a unique chance to hear from other archiects from across the globe, learn from the world’s most influential architects and commentators in seminars across three stages, visit Berlin's architecture gems in our WAF Tours programme and much more - see what's on at WAF.

WAF's unique judging process explained:




Do you need more information?

Visit our FAQ's page for further details on the entry criteria, how to enter and the cost to enter and attend WAF.

If you need help deciding what category to enter, perfecting your entry boards or any other information please do not hesitate to contact a member of the awards team below.

Africa & Europe - Annabell Floth: Annabell.Floth@emap.com +44 20 3033 2047

Asia & Australia - Bernadette C. Vitug: bernadette.vitug@emap.com +65 6710 5194  

South America & Europe - Daiana Cheruse: Daiana.Cheruse@emap.com +44 20 3033 4300

UK & USA - Lily Van Leer: Lily.VanLeer@emap.com +44 20 3033 2672

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