January 2023: online entries open to architects and designers across the world.
24 March 2023: early bird entry rate ends. Last chance to save £80 on your entry.
9 June 2023: Final entries close. All details, boards and images must now be complete.
June 2023: shortlist decided. Leading architects and industry professionals gather to look at the entry boards and decide the 2023 shortlist. You will be informed soon after if you are a finalist.
10 July 2023: shortlist announced. All finalists will be published on WAF’s website, international press and by WAF’s renowned media partners.
14 July 2023: finalist delegate rate ends. Don’t forget, all finalists must purchase two passes to attend the festival and present their project live!
29 - 30 November 2023: live judging at WAF in Singapore. All finalists present for 10 minutes to a panel of three category judges followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Judging takes place in a ‘crit’ room open to the WAF audience. Category winners are announced at the end of each day.
1 December 2023: live judging for overall winners in Singapore. Each category winner presents again for the Completed Building, Future Project, Landscape or Inside Super-Jury. The overall winners and special prize winners are announced at the Gala Dinner.
There is no limit on the number of projects that can be submitted
All Completed Buildings/Landscape & Interior projects must be completed between 1st January 2022 and 30th June 2023
If you are shortlisted for any of your submissions, two representatives will have to purchase a ticket to attend the Festival in Singapore from the 29 November - 1 December to present their project.
Each entry must contain the below:
2 x A2 entry boards (we print them for you, the judges use these to make their shortlisting decisions)
A project summary of 200 – 500 words to be included on the World buildings Directory
A hero image of your project
Up to 6 further images of the project
Up to 3 further images of plans/sections
All of the material is uploaded electronically during the online entry process. You can save and come back to your entry at any time even after you have paid and submitted.
Further information about your entry boards:
All entrants must submit two electronic A2 boards with their entry - Your boards should include a combination of images, plans and text - The boards will be the only information that the judges will see during shortlisting so are the crucial part of your entry - All entries will remain anonymous, so please do not include any practice information on the designs - Uploaded files must be less than 40 MB each - Preferred file types are jpeg, png or pdf - Your entry boards will be printed by the World Architecture Festival ahead of judging on foamex using
Yes, if you have been successful and shortlisted you will be expected to purchase a minimum of two passes to the festival to present their project live to a judging panel in Singapore from the 29 November - 1 December 2023.
The festival will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.