Lisbon 2 - 4 December 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about entering and attending the World Festival of Interiors Festival

 

ENTRY INFORMATION

 

World Festival of Interiors: INSIDE is a three-day event for interior design professionals and architects. It is the only global interiors festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking providing knowledge and inspiration. World Festival of Interiors is the World Architecture Festivals sister festival which will also take place in Lisbon in December

World Festival of Interiors is the only global awards programme where designers get to pitch their projects to a panel of expert judges and an audience of their peers. To learn more about why you should enter click here

Entry is through our online system, please click here

You will need to:

  • Register your account online or sign-in if you have previously registered
  • 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 entry boards. We print the boards for you
  • Submit more than 3 entries to receive your 15% multiple entry discount

  • Architects, Interior Designers
  • Developers, funders, contractors and other associated organisations (for example clients), may also enter on behalf of the architect, with their consent

 

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  • All Completed Buildings/Landscape & Interior projects have to be completed between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2020
  • 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

 

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All projects must be completed between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2020

There are 11 interior categories to enter:

Bars & Restaurants

Projects that can be entered in to the Bars & Restaurants category include, but are not limited to:

  • Bars
  • Cafes and diners
  • Restaurants of any size

Education

Projects that can be entered in to the Education category include, but are not limited to:

  • Community learning
  • Nursery/infant schools
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Special-needs facilities
  • University/college buildings

Health and Fitness

Projects that can be entered in to the Health and Fitness category include, but are not limited to:

  • Community health centres
  • Doctors' and dentists' surgeries
  • Gymnasiums
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation Centres
  • Sports centres
  • Swimming pools/spas

Hotels

Projects that can be entered in to the Hotels category include, but are not limited to:

  • Aparthotels
  • Casino hotels
  • Hotels (of any size)
  • Motels

Public Buildings

Projects that can be entered in to the Public Buildings category include, but are not limited to:

  • Airports
  • Ambulance/fire stations
  • Bus and coach stations
  • Car parks
  • Cinemas/Theatres
  • Community centres
  • Concert halls
  • Consulates and embassies
  • Embassies and consulates
  • Galleries
  • Law courts
  • Libraries
  • Municipal facilities/town halls
  • Museums
  • Performance spaces
  • Parliamentary buildings
  • Prisons/police stations
  • Railway stations/underground stations
  • Religious buildings
  • Spiritual/Contemplation spaces

Residential – single dwelling

Projects that can be entered in to the Residential – single dwelling category include, but are not limited to:

  • House
  • Apartment

Residential – housing, more than one dwelling

Projects that can be entered in to the Residential – housing, more than one dwelling category include, but are not limited to:

  • Hybrid housing-led development
  • Commercial housing development
  • Public/semi-public housing

Retail

Projects that can be entered in to the Retail category include, but are not limited to:

  • Department stores
  • Food halls
  • Shopping centres of any size
  • Shops of any size

Temporary/Meanwhile uses

Projects that can be entered in to the Temporary/Meanwhile uses category include, but are not limited to:

  • Display spaces
  • Exhibitions
  • Installations
  • Pavilions
  • Pop-ups
  • Showrooms

Workplace - large

Projects that can be entered in to the Workplace - large uses category include, but are not limited to:

  • Offices more than 1000 sq metres

Workplace - small

Projects that can be entered in to the Workplace – small category include, but are not limited to:

  • Offices below 1000 sq metres
  • Shared space
  • Drop-in/bookable space

 

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  • 2 x A2 entry boards. These boards will be printed by World Festival of Interiors and used for shortlist judging and displayed at the Festival.
  • 250 - 500 words of explanatory text in English. This will be listed on the online World Buildings Directory, available for the public to see.
  • A zip file of project images. Please include your unique ‘project code’ when naming the folder and all images (the 5-digit code located at the top of your entry form). Images to include:
  • 1 high-resolution hero image of the entire project. This will be the main image used on the World Buildings Directory listing and if you are shortlisted. Please label this image as ‘HERO’ plus your unique project code when uploading
  • 6 x further photographs of the project. Please include your 'project code' when naming images.
  • 3 x further images of a site plan, floor plan, key section. Please include your 'project code' when naming images.
  • Please remember, if you are shortlisted for any of your submissions, two representatives will have to purchase a ticket to attend the Festival in December to present their project.
  • There is no limit on the number of projects that can be submitted
  • All projects in completed building categories must be completed between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2020

 

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  • All entrants must submit two electronic A2 boards with their entry
  • Your boards should include a combination of images, plans and text
  • To view an example entry board please click here
  • 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 12 MB each
  • Preferred file types are jpeg, png or pdf
  • Your entry boards will be printed by the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors ahead of judging on foamex using

 

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  • Each entry costs £625 +VAT before the 4 May and £700 after the 4 May
  • For three entries or more a discount of 15% will be applied
  • Entries can be paid via credit card
  • Please also note that all finalists have to attend the Festival in December to present live. Delegate passes start from £949

If you are entering from:

  • United Kingdom - 20% VAT charged
  • EU Countries, with valid EU VAT Number - no VAT charged
  • EU Countries, without valid EU VAT Number - 20% VAT charged
  • Rest of the World - no VAT charged

 

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  • The deadline for submitted entries is Friday 14 August 2020.
  • You do not need to complete your entry all at once.  You can 'Save for later' and then add or change any aspect of your entry at a later date.  Although, completed entries must be submitted by the deadline
  • Please note that you must pay in full for your entry to be considered by the judging panel
  • Once your entry has been processed on the system, you will receive a confirmation email to say it has been accepted.  Please note that payment still needs to be made before the judging panel will review the entry.

 

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  • Entry judging will take place in London in September 2020 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 beginning of October 2020 whether they have been successful or not
  • Those who have been successful and shortlisted will be expected to purchase a minimum of two passes to the festival to present their project live to a judging panel in Lisbon on 2-4 December 2020

 

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  • For any entry query please contact the WAF team on +44 203 953 2540 or via email at info@insidefestival.com
  • For queries relating to board printing please contact James Hyder at James.Hyder@emap.com.  James is available Monday to Friday between 09.00 – 17.00 GMT

 

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PAYMENT, INVOICING & RECEIPTS

 

  • All entries must be paid in full prior to the judging day
  • Entries that are not paid in full will not be considered by the judging panel

 

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  • Invoices will be issued for entry payments up until five weeks before the entry period
  • Please make sure that you send us the correct contact and address for invoices and any relevant PO numbers before submitting the entry
  • Invoices must be paid immediately.  Failure to pay your invoice will result in your entry not being viewed by the judging panel
  • To request a copy of your invoice please contact our finance team by phone on +44 203 953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com

 

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  • If you have purchased your entry via credit card you will have received a receipt on your confirmation email
  • If you would like to receive a paid invoice receipt please contact our finance team by phone on +44 203 953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com

 

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  • For any finance queries please feel free to contact the WAF finance team by phone on +44 203 953 2650 or via email at credit.control@emap.com

 

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