FAQs


  • Register your account online
  • Choose the category that you want to enter. You can enter more than one
  • Give us details of your project and upload images
  • Upload artwork for your anonymous entry boards. We print the boards for you.
  • You can still edit your entry (including images and boards) after you submit and pay. You just need to complete the entire entry for by the entry deadline on the 19 April.
  • All finalists have to attend the festival in Singapore from the 6 - 8 2024 to present their project

January 2024: online entries open to architects and designers across the world.

28 March 2024: early bird entry rate ends. Last chance to save £80 on your entry.

19 April 2024: Final entries close. All details, boards and images must now be complete.

June 2024: shortlist decided. Leading architects and industry professionals gather to look at the entry boards and decide the 2024 shortlist. You will be informed soon after if you are a finalist.

July 2024: shortlist announced. All finalists will be published on WAF’s website, international press and by WAF’s renowned media partners.

5 July 2024: finalist delegate rate ends. Don’t forget, all finalists must purchase two passes to attend the festival and present their project live!

6 - 7 November 2024: live judging at WAF in Singapore. All finalists present for 10 minutes to a panel of three category judges followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Judging takes place in a ‘crit’ room open to the WAF audience. Category winners are announced at the end of each day.

8 November 2024: live judging for overall winners in Singapore. Each category winner presents again for the Completed Building, Future Project, Landscape or Inside Super-Jury. The overall winners and special prize winners are announced at the Gala Dinner.

Architects, interior designers, developers, funders, contractors and other associated organisations (for example clients), may also enter on behalf of the architect, with their consent

  • All Completed Buildings/Landscape & Interior projects completed between 1st January 2023 and 30th June 2024
  • 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
  • There is no limit on the number of projects that can be submitted
  • All Completed Buildings/Landscape & Interior projects must be completed between 1st January 2023 and 30th June 2024
  • If you are shortlisted for any of your submissions, two representatives will have to purchase a ticket to attend the Festival in Singapore from the 6 - 8 November to present their project.
Each entry must contain the below:

  • 2 x A2 entry boards (we print them for you, the judges use these to make their shortlisting decisions)
  • A project summary of 200 – 500 words to be included on the World buildings Directory
  • A hero image of your project
  • Up to 6 further images of the project
  • Up to 3 further images of plans/sections

All of the material is uploaded electronically during the online entry process. You can save and come back to your entry at any time even after you have paid and submitted.

Further information about your entry boards: 

  • All entrants must submit two electronic A2 boards with their entry
    - Your boards should include a combination of images, plans and text
    - The boards will be the only information that the judges will see during shortlisting so are the crucial part of your entry
    - All entries will remain anonymous, so please do not include any practice information on the designs
    - Uploaded files must be less than 40 MB each
    - Preferred file types are jpeg, png or pdf
    - Your entry boards will be printed by the World Architecture Festival ahead of judging on foamex

    ENTRIES

    Early Bird: before 28 March 2024

    • WAF Early Bird entry: £795
    • Inside Early Bird entry: £645

    Standard: after 28 March 2024

    • WAF Standard: £875
    • Inside Standard: £725


    DELEGATES

    Early Bird: before 14 June 2024

    • Early Bird delegate: £999

    Standard: 15 June - 6 September 2024

    • Standard: £1199

    Late rate: 7 September - 8 November 2024

    • Standard: £1299

    REMEMBER, ALL FINALISTS HAVE TO PURCHASE TWO TICKETS TO ATTEND AND PRESENT THEIR PROJECT LIVE AT WAF IN SINGAPORE

    • UK - 20% VAT
    • EU Countries - If you have a valid EU VAT number you do not pay VAT
    • EU Countries - If you DO NOT have a valid EU VAT number you pay 20% VAT
    • Rest of the World - do not pay VAT

    Shortlist judging will take place live in London by a judging panel of international architects and experts.

    The judging panel will review the entry boards by category and in turn will create a shortlist for each one.

    Entrants will be informed by the middle of July whether they have been successful or not.

    All finalists go on to present their work live in Singapore!

    Yes, if you have been successful and shortlisted you will be expected to purchase a minimum of two passes to the festival to present their project live to a judging panel in Singapore from the 6 - 8 2024.

    The festival will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

    The event is attended by 1800 global architects, interior designers, developers, funders, contractors and media from across the industry. The festival will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

    Yes please keep your boards anonymous.

    Founder Partner