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Architecture Book of the Year Award
Publishers are invited to submit entries to the inaugural Architecture Book of the Year Award programme, organized by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and the Temple Bar Trust, in association with the World Architecture Festival.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The intention is to promote architectural culture to a wide audience via discussion and celebration of books covering a wide range of architectural subjects.
There is no entry fee, you may be relieved to hear!
For these inaugural awards, the time frame is any book published in 2020, 2021 or 2022.
You simply need to send three copies of any book you are submitting to the organizer office (detailed below), which would be dispatched to the judges. There will be three judges per category.
Entries should be published in English (translations into English welcome).
The submission deadline is Friday 21 April 2023.
THE 2023 CATEGORIES
Biography (could include autobiography)
City/country architectural guide
Plus: a special prize for an exemplary book which falls outside the above categories
THE JUDGING PROCESS
Judges, a mixture of academics, practising architects and critics, will make their decision based on (a) quality of content – the primary consideration; (b) quality of design; and (c) production values.
Following judging and selection, the organizers will request a further three copies of the winning entries, in order for a final jury to choose the overall Architectural Book of the Year from the category winners.
Category-winning authors and publishers will be invited to a reception in Temple Bar in June, to coincide with the London Festival of Architecture, where they will receive their awards. A book fair is planned for that month, where winners will have the opportunity to discuss their books in live-streamed/recorded discussions, also in Temple Bar.
HOW TO SUBMIT
A cover note should be provided with each book stating:
Entry category or special prize submission (as listed above)
Date of publication
Your three copies of the book you are submitting and cover note should be sent by 21 April 2023 to:
Weston Williamson & Partners
12 Valentine Place
Any queries should be emailed to Paul Finch, Programme Director, World Architecture Festival Email: firstname.lastname@example.org