WA Awards 10+5+X is a well-established competition that gives its participants and winners a great opportunity to have their projects highlighted and recognised both among their peers and in the marketplace.
If you like to present your work and get the recognition it deserves, we are welcoming you to participate to World Architecture's WA Awards 10+5+X with your Architecture and/or Interior Design (in Realised and Student categories only) projects.
Awarding follows a very democratic procedure whereby available WA Jury Members’ and Previous Cycle Winners' vote for the 10 and willing World Architecture Community members’ Vote for the +5. In order to Vote the projects, a WAC member must have at least 1 uploaded project that was uploaded minimum 1 month ago in his/her page and the project should have been opened to the public by being approved by World Architecture Community.
In total there are 3 categories: WA Designed Awards, WA Realised Awards and WA Student Awards. This allows for better evaluation for the WA Jury members and a fairer competition among participants and their projects.
Only Architects, Architecture Offices, Interior Designers, Interior Design Offices, Architecture and Interior Design Students are eligible to apply to WA Awards 10+5+X.
The WA Awards competition has 3 distinct categories for Architecture section and 2 distinct categories for Interior Design as listed below, each with 10+5+X winners:
For Interior Design:
Realised and Designed categories that are under the Architecture both open for our Associate members and Professional members. Plus, the Student category accepts both Architecture and Interior Design projects for free.
*The WA Awards is not accepting Interior Design - Designed projects.
In this table, the green checks reflect the member types who can participate to the different categories free-of-charge (with 1 project only by cycle), as part of their membership benefits. As such Professional Members may participate in either Designed or Realised categories and Academic Members may participate in the Student category with a single project, within a specific cycle free-of-charge.
The blue checks match the categories in which members may participate, subject to a fee ($100 for the Designed category and $200 for the Realised category, per project and per cycle). As an example, an Associate Member may participate in either Designed or Realised categories after paying the appropriate participation fee. Another example is that while an Academic Member may participate in the Student category free-of-charge (green check), he or she may also participate to the Designed category, where the Participation fee will apply.
Finally the red crosses represent the combinations which are not valid. For example, Professional or Associate members may not participate to the WA Awards in the Student category.
Participation fees are as follows and apply to the blue checks in the table above: WA Designed Award is subject to $100 participation fee and WA Realised Award is subject to $200 participation fee. Again, Professional members and Academic members are exempt from the participation fee for a single project in a single cycle as shown with the green checks in the table above.
Participation fees for WA Awards 10+5+X per submission/per Cycle:
WA Designed Award: $100
WA Realised Award: $200
WA Student Award: Free
WA Professional Members (annual membership): $250 (please consult WAC's Membership Benefits)
Furthermore, all architectural and/or interior design projects (in Realised and Student categories only) are welcome. For Architecture section, projects can be a concept or a real-life built project (maximum within the last 10 years) - this means landscaping or product design projects will be excluded from the competition and if any fees were paid for participating, there will be no refund.
As a participant, if you designed a building together with its interior, and if you prefer, you may participate with the same project to both (Architecture and Interior Design) Awards by paying their attendance fees. While attending the interior Design section of WA Awards, we kindly ask you to upload only plans, interior photos and descriptions from your project that are relevant to the section.
Architects, Interior Designers and Students from all countries are welcome to join the competition; there are no restrictions of any sort except that of being a registered member of the World Architecture Community (registration to WAC is completely free-of-charge). Projects must be submitted latest by the deadline specified at the top of this page, to be eligible for the current cycle. Deadline extensions, if applicable, are communicated via e-mail and are updated on this page.
Please note that WA Awards is based on trust and honesty and World Architecture Community may not be responsible for tracking the ownership of projects uploaded to the World Architecture Community website. In case of dispute projects, where the ownership is challenged and justified, will be excluded from the competition and any paid fees, be it participation or professional membership fees WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
NOVELTY, ORIGINALITY and CREATIVITY in design that reflect and inspire a commitment to the art of architecture are the major criteria. World Architecture Community tries to bridge the gap between theory and practice; thus the architect’s explanations in the description sections of their project will be critical for recognition as much as the design itself.
The WA Awards 10+5+X runs typically for 3-4 cycles per year. The first three months as of the announcement of the new cycle, you are welcome to upload and submit your projects for WA Awards. Once the deadline (regular or extended) is ended, the Voting process is announced by World Architecture Community and the Voting process is held within the specific time range on WA Awards Submissions page. Awarding follows a very democratic procedure where all WA Jury members’ Votes (for the 10) or World Architecture Community members’ Votes (for the 5) have equal weight and are effective in the final decision.
Within the Voting process, WA Jury Members and Previous Cycle Winners will evaluate and Vote for the projects, to select the first 10 winning projects of the 10+5+X. Based on a similar principle, World Architecture Community Members will Vote the submitted projects and the 5 most Voted projects will form the 5 of the 10+5+X. In order to Vote the projects, a WAC member must have at least 1 uploaded project that was uploaded minimum 1 month ago in his/her page and the project should have been opened to the public by being approved by World Architecture Community. WA Awards Winners announcements will be made approximately 10-15 days after the closing of the full cycle.
All information (project description, project facts, drawings, etc.) submitted in project uploads must be in English. Projects that are not submitted in English will be removed from the competition and there will be no refund. As stated in the Participation Criteria section, participants must be registered members of World Architecture Community to be able to upload and submit their projects for WA Awards. If they are registered members, participants can follow the following steps to participate to the WA Awards competition:
Best of luck on your submission(s) and thank you for your participation.