• 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 9 June.

January 2023: online entries open to architects and designers across the world.

24 March 2023: early bird entry rate ends. Last chance to save £80 on your entry.

9 June 2023: entries close. All details, boards and images must now be complete.

June 2023: shortlist decided. Leading designers and industry professionals gather to look at the entry boards and decide the 2023 shortlist. You will be informed soon after if you are a finalist.

10 July 2023: shortlist announced. All finalists will be published on Inside's website, international press and by our renowned media partners.

14 July 2023: finalist delegate rate ends. Don’t forget, all finalists must purchase two passes to attend the festival and present their project live!

29 - 30 November 2023: live judging at Inside and WAF. 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 audience. Category winners are announced at the end of each day.

1 December 2023: live judging for overall winners. Each category winner presents again for the Inside, Completed Building, Future Project or Landscape 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 Interior projects must be completed between 1st January 2022 and 30th June 2023
  • 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 Interior projects must be completed between 1st January 2022 and 30th June 2023
  • 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 29 November - 1 December 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 including photographs and plans

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 12 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 using

Yes please keep your boards anonymous.


    Early Bird: before 24 March 2023

    • Early Bird entry: £645

    Standard: after 24 March 2023

    • Standard: £725


    Early Bird: before 28 June 2023

    • Early Bird delegate: £999

    Standard: 29 June - 15 September 2023

    • Standard: £1199

    Late rate: 16 September - 1 December 2023

    • Standard: £1299


    • 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 29 November - 1 December 2023.

    The event is attended by 2000 global architects, interior designers, developers, funders, contractors and media from across the industry

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