Dezeen Awards 2022 is now accepting entries

Now in its fifth year, Dezeen Awards celebrates the world's best architecture, interiors and design and has become the benchmark for international design excellence as well as being the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe. Enter before 30 March to take advantage of discounted early entry fees. NPO Aoyama Design Forum (ADF) will support this award as a media partner again this year.


Enter before 30 March to save 20 per cent

Standard entry prices remain unchanged for the fifth year in a row, costing just £100 for small companies and £200 for large companies to enter. This makes Dezeen Awards the most affordable and accessible awards programme in architecture and design.

From now until 30 March, it is even cheaper to enter with their special early-entry discount. Entries submitted by the early-entry deadline will cost just £80 for small companies and £160 for large ones.

A wide range of categorie

There are 47 categories in total, with 33 project categories across architecture, interiors and design, as well as two studio awards in each sector awarding the best emerging and established practices.

Following the success in 2021 they are keeping the sustainability and media categories, which reward architects and designers who are reducing their impact on the environment and celebrating digital work across architecture, interiors and design.

A star-studded panel

Entries will be judged by a diverse panel of influential industry professionals, made up of 75 architects, designers, and academics from all over the world. We will have two separate panels of specially selected experts to judge the sustainability and media categories. Past judges have included structural engineer Hanif Kara, who described Dezeen Awards as 'scandalously exciting'. Other past jury members include David Adjaye, Frida Escobedo, Virgil Abloh, Norman Foster and Alison Brooks. Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming announcements about our 2022 judges.

Why enter Dezeen Awards?

Dezeen Awards is organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and judged by a panel consisting of leading figures from the architecture and design world. This means that Dezeen Awards has unprecedented credibility and reach. Every longlisted entry will be published on the Dezeen Awards website and will receive Dezeen Awards 2022 badges to share on social media and their own websites. Shortlisted entries will also be entered into the Dezeen Awards 2022 public vote, through which the public can choose their favourite projects and studios. All shortlisted entries will be featured in full in an article on Dezeen and get further badges. Winners will receive a hand-made trophy and a certificate.

Past winners have described how winning a Dezeen Award has kickstarted or elevated their careers. "I have won other awards in the past, but none have been as impactful in terms of being put in front of the right people." said designer Hans Ramzan, who won product design of the year and design project of the year in 2020 with Catch: HIV Detector. Last year's Dezeen Awards attracted over 4,700 entries from 86 different countries, making it one of the largest and most international awards programmes in the industry.

How to Apply

After creating an account on the entry page, log in and submit your entry. The entry fee is set as low as possible to encourage all studios around the world to apply. Entry fees are also discounted for individuals and companies with 10 or fewer employees, and are further discounted if you apply before the early bird deadline of March 30, 2022.

Key dates

  • March 30, 2022: Early entry deadline
  • June 1, 2022: Regular entry deadline
  • June 8, 2022: Late entry deadline
  • August 8-12, 2022: Long list published online
  • September 5 - 9, 2022: Shortlist announced online
  • October 17 - 21, 2022: Public vote winners announced online
  • November 21 - 25, 2022: Winners announced