Entry Guidelines

Who can enter?

  • Projects must have been completed within the time period 1 January 2023 – 31 July 2024 
  • Eligible to enter are architects, and people in other design professions whose qualifications are recognised by their local accreditation organisations
  • Entries are encouraged from individuals, groups, partnerships – regardless of size or scale of practice
  • Entries can be entered from practices located anywhere in the world as long as the project is based in the UK

Non-enterable categories:

  • Editor's Choice (chosen from all the entries to the awards)
  • Design of the Year (chosen from all the entries to the awards)
  • Architect of the Year (chosen from all entries to the awards with an emphasis on multiple projects completed by the same practice)

How to enter?

  • Read the entry criteria below
  • Register your details online, you will receive an email, click on the link to validate your account, or add the validation code. You will need to do this before you can complete your entries.
  • Submit your entry via the online entry form.
  • Login at any time to finish your entry. If you forget your password, please use the reset password link on the login page.

Winning Entries


Winners and highly commended entries will be published in the December 2024 issue of The Architects’ Journal and displayed on the website.

Awards ceremony

The AJ Architecture Awards ceremony will be held in London on 3 December 2024. Everyone who enters is welcome to join us at the Awards. However please note this is a paid-for event.

Providing additional materials for publishing

Additional photography, drawings and other information from winning entrants may be urgently requested for the November publication during the first week in November. Entrants will acknowledge that The Architects’ Journal has the right to reproduce materials in whole or part without payment of copyright (where we are made aware of their names, photographers will be acknowledged).

Use of images in promotional material

The Architects’ Journal also reserves the right to make use of images of winning projects (both in print and digital media) for promotional material in connection with the Awards. For instance, this might include publicising an exhibition (of winning entries), a lecture series (featuring the winning architects), or promoting the Award itself. Use of material in this capacity either in whole or part will not attract payment of copyright. Where we are made aware of their names, photographers will be credited.



You may submit as many entries as you like, but each entry should show only ONE project. Incomplete work, unrealised schemes, CD's, videos, models, prototypes and multiple schemes entered on one submission will NOT be accepted.

Entry fees

Entry fee for each project submitted is £399 + VAT. Please follow the steps on the website to pay online. Entries will not be accepted or judged without payment.

Supporting material

Please upload one A3 pdf file (between 4-6 pages maximum) to support your entry. Please include plans and sections within the pdf file as well as images. This pdf file will be used by the AJ editorial team and the judges during the judging process, so please ensure the file is clear, concise and includes information that best shows that your project meets the judging criteria. You will also need to upload 2 portrait and 2 landscape images that represent your entry. These images may be used as part of the judging process. Image specification: 300dpi TIFF or JPEG (CMYK) and files must be less than 12MB. Please ensure appropriate photographers are credited in the file names.

Registration and payment online

You must complete an online registration form for each entry you wish to submit. Entries must be paid for online prior, or they will not be eligible for entry.

How much does it cost to enter?

Entry Cost (all categories):


Please note that 20% VAT will be applied to the basket for UK practices. Please use the same contact details on your entry submission that match the name on your debit/credit card

Supporting Materials

Thinking about entering the AJ Architecture Awards but unsure of how to present your project portfolio? If so, you can now see what was submitted by last year’s winning practices. Complete the below form to gain access.

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Frequently asked questions

Hopefully you'll find an answer to your question below. If not, please contact Courtney Jenkins on +44 (0)20 3953 2069 or email courtney.jenkins@emap.com.

A. To view the criteria, create your account, or login with your email and password used to create your account if you have already done so. Select ‘Enter Now’ against the category you wish to view where the criteria will be displayed. If you wish to start your entry at this point any information you add will be autosaved and you can login to complete the rest of the entry at any time.

A. Enter the email address and password that you used when you first started your entry on the log in page, you will then be taken through to your dashboard and will be able to continue your entry.

A. You can enter another category by selecting the category you wish to enter from the ‘Categories’ section.

A. Please contact Courtney Jenkins on +44 (0)20 3953 2069 or email courtney.jenkins@emap.com and they will be able to help you with your entry.