Why enter

Established in 1999, the AR Emerging awards support young architects and designers at a key stage in their career, promoting their best work to a worldwide audience. Previous winners have included Carla Juaçaba, Shigeru Ban, Rick Joy, Ana Heringer, Sou Fujimoto, Thomas Heatherwick, Neri & Hu, Li Xiaodong and Frida Escobedo.

  • There is a prize fund of £5000
  • All finalists will be published in a special edition of The Architectural Review
  • All finalists will present in person to our world-renowned judging panel
  • The presentations will take place (in closed session) in Lisbon at the World Architecture Festival.
  • Awards will be presented at an invited event in central Lisbon.
  • All finalists will be invited to join the AR editorial team, judges and sponsors at an exclusive eve-of-presentation dinner in Lisbon.
  • All finalist projects will be exhibited on the AR stand at WAF
  • All finalists will receive a complimentary three-day WAF delegate pass (worth €1,325)
  • All finalists will be invited to make brief presentations on stage during WAF 2022.
  • AR will make a contribution to finalists’ travel costs based on locations.
  • All entries will be displayed in a permanent gallery on the AR Emerging Awards website.

How to enter

  • 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.
  • Your entry should consist of: Three A3 boards in PDF format (297 x 420 mm approximately – 11.7 x 16.5 inches) without trim lines or bleed.
    • Your boards should not exceed 12MB in size.
    • You do not have to send physical boards to us.
  • To submit your entry, agree to the terms and conditions then click the COMPLETE button at the bottom of the page.
  • Login at any time to finish your entry. If you forget your password, please use the reset password link on the login page.

Examples

See examples here; boards by Yu Momoeda ; boards by Carla Juaçaba and boards by Johansen Skovsted.

Entry deadline: 2 September 2022

What can be entered

Eligibility

Up-and-coming practices involved in architecture, urban and landscape design whose qualifications are recognised by their local accreditation organisations. Practice founders must be aged 45 and under on 4 December 2022.

Project types

Rather than focusing on a single, completed building, the AR Emerging Awards will recognise excellence in an overall body of work. We still encourage a wide range of design projects: new builds, refurbishments, interiors, furniture, infrastructure, pop-ups, as well as product, urban and landscape design, with no restriction of scale, programme, budget or location.

Portfolio submission

Individuals and practices are invited to submit portfolios comprising three projects:

  • One completed, built project: either a temporary or permanent structure, this project should have been completed after January 2019
  • One work in progress - Still on the drawing board or currently on site, this project should be due to complete after December 2022.
  • One Idea - This is your chance to show your broader interests. The idea could be an unsuccessful competition entry, the design of an exhibition or piece of furniture (released or not), a storyboard, an essay or publication, etc.

One work in progress: still on the drawing board or currently on site, this project should be due to complete after December 2022

One idea: this is your chance to show your broader interests. The idea could be an unsuccessful competition entry, the design of an exhibition or piece of furniture (realised or not), a storyboard, an essay or publication, etc. 

Three projects per entry

Each portfolio should show all three projects, with one board per project – multiple schemes entered on one board will not be accepted. Neither will CD's, videos, transparencies, physical models or prototypes. As there is a new jury, work entered in previous years or for other AR awards may be resubmitted on new boards.

Boards

Each entry should be designed on three A3 sized boards (one for the completed built project, one for the work in progress, one for the idea) to be provided digitally via the entry form, and must include photography, drawings and a brief written description in English – the location of the submission is helpful to the jury. The boards can be in landscape or portrait format, and maximum board size is 297 x 420 mm (approx. 11.7 x 16.5 in).

Anonymity

To ensure anonymity in shortlisting, no names of entrants or collaborating parties may appear on any part of the board. Only after the finalists have been selected will the identity of the winners be revealed.

How much does it cost to enter

Super early bird rate (£149 + VAT) – until 11 March 2022

Early bird rate (£199 + VAT) - until 20 May 2022

Standard rate (£299 + VAT) - from 29 July 2022

FAQs

Hopefully you'll find an answer to your question below. If not, please contact please contact William Perkin on +44 (0) 203 953 2941 or email william.perkin@emap.com 

Q. How can I view the criteria before entering?

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. 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.

Q. How do I log back in to work on my un-submitted entry?

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.

Q. I am still having trouble entering

A. Please contact please contact:
Diana Zieba on +44 (0) 203 9532 902 or email diana.zieba@emap.com
William Perkin on +44 (0) 203 953 2941 or email william.perkin@emap.com