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.
Download the 2018 Entry Guide
Download the Entries Guide for further information on how you can enter the WAF awards, the new categories and prizes available, the unique judging process, key dates and much more. Click here to download the Entry Guide.
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 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.
Reach new markets through WAF's global PR reach
The awards generate more than 700 news articles in more than 40 countries each year. Including The FT, Dezeen, BBC and CNN. Plus, all winners receive a v2com gift certificate. View the 2018 coverage highlights.
Raise your profile on an global stage
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.
Transform your career and attract new business
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.
Anybody can enter and anybody can win
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.
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 videos of key presentations. Watch the key presentations here.
Benefit from our renowned media partners
Winners will feature in exclusive interviews filmed by our global media partners. ArchDaily will be live streaming finalist presentations live at the Festival to their 2.2 million Facebook followers. Access key winner's interviews here.