Publishers were invited to submit entries to the inaugural Architecture Book of the Year Award programme, organized by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and the Temple Bar Trust, in association with the World Architecture Festival.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The inaugural Architecture Book of the Year Awards have been announced. They have been launched this year by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects, the Temple Bar Trust, and the World Architecture Festival. Books published in 2020, 2021 and 2022 were eligible. There were about 100 entries; there are seven category winners and three special prizes. The overall winner will be announced in the autumn.
2023 submissions are now closed.
THE 2023 CATEGORIES
Biography (could include autobiography)
City/country architectural guide
Plus: a special prize for an exemplary book which falls outside the above categories
THE JUDGING PROCESS
Judges, a mixture of academics, practising architects and critics, will make their decision based on (a) quality of content – the primary consideration; (b) quality of design; and (c) production values.
Following judging and selection, the organizers will request a further three copies of the winning entries, in order for a final jury to choose the overall Architectural Book of the Year from the category winners.
Category-winning authors and publishers will be invited to a reception in Temple Bar in June, to coincide with the London Festival of Architecture, where they will receive their awards. A book fair is planned for that month, where winners will have the opportunity to discuss their books in live-streamed/recorded discussions, also in Temple Bar.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Entries for 2023 are now closed.