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 Amsterdam.
WAF offers a unique chance for all finalists to gain invaluable feedback and insight from more than 130 international jurors live at the Festival in Amsterdam. From Housing to Experimental there is a category for any project. Future Project categories are open for buildings that are not complete. View the 2018 judges here.
Showcase your work at the world's largest annual architecture festival. All finalists present live and are exhibited on interactive screens outside each crit room and throughout WAF, seen by 2000 international attendees. Watch the 2018 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. Hear from previous winners in our 2018 film.
WAF is open for entries in 33 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.