Dezeen Awards 2019 is open for entries

The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries – 30 May 2019 is the final entries deadline.

The second edition of Dezeen Awards is now open for entries, following the successful launch last year.

The inaugural edition of Dezeen Awards attracted over 3,600 entries from all over the world with projects from 91 different countries.

UK, US, China, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Canada were among some of the most successful countries, with multiple shortlisted and winning projects.

Dezeen Awards identifies the world’s best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing the most outstanding work.

Organised by Dezeen, the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.

Dezeen Awards in 2019

In 2019 Dezeen Awards is expanding its international influence with new categories, an esteemed judging panel and a democratic entry process.

What makes Dezeen Awards different from other awards programmes:

  • Low entry fees – making Dezeen Awards accessible to small businesses
  • The judges – comprising of 75 industry-leading figures
  • Judging criteria – with the focus on beauty, innovation but also on the efforts they make to improve the world
  • Judging process – rigorous and impartial, providing a democratic platform for design, architecture and interiors practitioners across the globe

There are 30 project categories that can be entered in total: 10 each in the sectors of architecture, interiors and design.

These include:

  • urban house
  • cultural building
  • small building
  • restaurant and bar interior
  • retail interior
  • furniture design
  • wearable design

among others.

There are also 16 new categories this year:

  • urban house
  • rural house
  • civic building
  • cultural building
  • apartment interior
  • restaurant and bar interior
  • hotel and short stay interior
  • small workspace interior
  • large workspace interior
  • seating design
  • furniture design
  • product design
  • sustainable design
  • graphic design
  • installation design

There will also be six studio categories again, which will name the most outstanding established and emerging design talents.

All of the categories can be viewed here.

A jury comprising of an outstanding panel of international architects, designers and academics, will judge Dezeen Awards categories.

The esteemed panel includes, Ron Arad, Cristina Celestino, Frida Escobedo, Kelly Hoppen, Lyndon Neri, Marc Newson, Bibi Seck, Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola.

Dezeen Awards 2019

You can view all of the judges here.

Entering Dezeen Awards

30 May 2019 is the final entries deadline.

Entry fees have been set as low as possible to encourage entries from every type of studio around the world.

There are reduced rates for individuals and companies with ten employees or fewer.

Entry fees are as follows:

  • For individuals and companies with 10 employees or fewer: £100 per category entry
  • For companies with more than 10 employees: £200 per category entry

Prices exclude VAT.

Some of the 2018 winners

Windvogel by Studio Roosegaarde

Winner: Lighting Design of the Year 2018 and Winner: Design Project of the Year 2018. 

Dezeen Awards 2019

Hidden tints by Note Design Studio

Winner: Residential Interior of the Year 2018. 

The Storefront Theater by Matthew Mazzotta

Winner: Rebirth Project of the Year 2018 and Winner: Architecture Project of the Year 2018. 

Dezeen Awards 2019

Captain Kelly’s Cottage by John Wardle Architects

Winner: House Interior of the Year 2018. 

Run by Industrial Facility

Winner: Workplace Design of the Year 2018. 

Bloomberg by Foster + Partners

Winner: Business Building of the Year 2018. 

Dezeen Awards 2019

Kumo Modular Sofa by Anderssen & Voll for Hem

Winner: Furniture Design of the Year 2018. 

Dezeen Awards 2019


Dezeen Awards website:

For high-res images, quotes from winners and judges and interviews with Marcus Fairs—Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief—please contact Justyna Green at or +44 (0) 7931 489 895.

About Dezeen

Dezeen is the world’s most popular and influential architecture and design magazine.

Every day, Dezeen’s award-winning editorial team publishes a curated selection of the best international architecture, interiors and design projects plus breaking news, incisive features and compelling original video content.

Dezeen was launched by Marcus Fairs in 2006 with offices in London and New York.

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