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Entry deadline: 28 June 2024

AR Emerging awards

AR Emerging awards 2024

The AR Emerging awards grant early recognition to young designers and celebrate the architectural stars of tomorrow:

  • 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.
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£ 299.00 +VAT (20%)

Up-and-coming practices involved in architecture, urban and landscape design whose qualifications are recognised by their local accreditation organisations. For a practice to be eligible, all practice founders must be born after 1 January 1979 and be aged 45 or under.

Individuals who are working independently or across several practices they have (co-)founded are also eligible if they are aged 45 or under – an example of such a profile is Gabriela Carrillo, shortlisted in 2020

Project types

Rather than focusing on a single, completed building, the AR Emerging awards recognise excellence in an overall body of work. We 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 2021.
  • One work in progress: still on the drawing board or currently on site, this project should be due to be completed after December 2024.
  • 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.

Each portfolio should show all three projects, with one board per project. Please note that 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.


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).


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.

Judging and prize giving

All finalists will present in person to our world-renowned judging panel. Awards will be presented at an invited prize-giving event and all finalists will be invited to join the AR editorial team, judges and sponsors at an exclusive dinner. The events will take place in November 2024 and full details will be revealed soon.

AR will make a contribution to finalists’ travel costs based on locations

Deadline and prices

Entry deadline: 28 June 2024 - £299 +VAT

Need help with your entry?

To discuss the awards, please contact Prudence Fabre at prudence.fabre@emap.com or +44 (0)203 953 2914.