[Skip to Content]
English | Chinese

The 2021

The World's Best Building Products
As Chosen By Architects

FAQs


The Entry Process

Can I log in with my existing Architizer username & password?

We have recently updated our system and you can now use your Architizer login credentials to access your A+Awards account. Click here to login or create an Architizer account.

What assets do I need to enter the A+Product Awards?

Below is a list of everything you will need to submit to the A+Awards.

  • Product Name
  • Launch Date (month/year)
  • Product Description (300 word maximum)
  • Collaborators (Optional)
  • Select The Category - Click here for a description of all categories
  • Upload 1-12 graphic assets - max. 12 images and max. 1 video. (Images: 100MB max: jpeg, tiff or png file, single images only, no collages. Video: 2GB max:mp4, mpg or flv file)

Can I withdraw my entry? Will I get a refund?

You may withdraw your entry by emailing productawards@architizer.com. Refunds WILL be issued for entries that are withdrawn within 48hrs of being submitted. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for entries withdrawn after 48hrs of being submitted.

How can I be sure you have received my entry?

You will see a confirmation page noting your entry number and will also receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24hrs, please email productawards@architizer.com.

How can I change my entry?

The following information can be changed on an entry any time prior to the close of the call for entry period.

  • Contact info
  • Product description
  • Product images and/or video

Please email customer service at productawards@architizer.com for further information and to request changes.

Do you have to be based in the United States to participate?

No. The Architizer A+Product Awards is a global awards program.

Does the entry description need to be in English?

Yes. In order to ensure our judges are able to review and score your work we require your descriptions to be submitted in English.

Categories

Which category should I enter?

The Architizer A+Product Awards has 53 categories broken up into Best in Product Type, Best in Specialization, and Best in Project Type Categories. You will be able to select the categories most applicable to your products. In most cases, a product will only be eligible for one of the Product Type Categories, but may apply to several of the Best in Specialization and Best in Project Type Categories. There is no limit to how many categories a project can be submitted to, and it is possible to win multiple times. The Architizer A+Product Awards reserves the right to move entries to other categories if it is clearly appropriate to do so. If this is the case, you will be notified by email.

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes. There is no limit to how many categories a project can be submitted to and it is possible to win multiple times. The more categories you enter, the better your chances to win!

Submissions

When does my product have to be launched for it to be eligible?

  • Best in Product Type categories: Submissions must be available to market by December 31, 2021 to qualify.
  • Best in Specialization categories: Submissions must be available to market by December 31, 2021 to qualify, with the exception of the Conceptual Design category.
  • Best in Project Type categories: As both realized and conceptual products are eligible for these categories, there is no market launch date requirement for them.

If I submitted last year, can I resubmit the same project this year?

Yes, if the product is still eligible according to the other guidelines, you may submit it again. This applies to products that were awarded as special mentions, finalists, and winners, as well as to those that were not awarded.

Is judging anonymous?

Yes. The entrant's identity will not be revealed to the jurors.

Do I need to be a product manufacturer to enter?

No — if you are an architect, interior designer or other creator of products, furniture and materials, you are entitled to enter as long as your product meets the submission guidelines.

Do I have to submit just photographs or can I include drawings, diagrams, and/or renderings?

You are not required to submit a particular asset type, so we recommend submitting as many assets as needed to fully explicate your product.

Each product is different, but all upload-able forms of documentation are eligible and we encourage you to think carefully about the materials you submit.

What file types can I submit?

Photographs and Images – (100MB max: jpeg, tiff or png file)

Video Content – (2GB max; mpg, flv or mp4 file format)

How many files can I submit?

Minimum required: 1. Maximum allowed: 12

*Single Images Only - no collages

Judging

Who is on the Architizer A+Product Awards jury?

Our 200+ member jury comprises industry leaders who are actively shaping the world we live in, representing a sought-after segment of design-savvy professionals. Each Winner and Finalist gets their products in front of the people who matter — including hundreds of specifying architects — and instantly confirms their position as one of the world’s most distinguished brands. For a complete Jury list click here.

What is the 2021 A+Product Awards timeline?

Below is a timeline of the upcoming A+Product Awards program:

A+Product Awards Open For Entries May 10, 2021
Early Entry Deadline June 4, 2021 $295 USD
Main Entry Deadline July 16, 2021 $345 USD
Final (Late) Entry Deadline August 13, 2021 $395 USD
Jury Voting September 2021
Winners Announced End of September 2021

Can you explain how the submissions are judged?

Please see judging process and criteria.

Is it possible to receive the judges rating and/or comments for my product?

Unfortunately due to the high volume of entries, the Architizer A+Awards cannot offer individual comments to its entrants.

When will winners be announced?

Winners will be announced at the end of September, 2021.

Winning an Award

How many entrants win Architizer A+Awards?

For each of the 53 categories, the Jury will select five (5) finalists which represent the five best in the category. Out of the finalists, one (1) winner will be selected and will win the coveted Jury Award for that specific category. There will also be a number of Special Mentions, selected by Architizer’s in-house team, given to products that do not make the top five in their respective categories but deserve recognition.

Do you hold an event?

Due to the global nature of the program, Architizer does not host a worldwide awards event. Speaking events, networking opportunities and editorial spotlights will be made available to select winning brands. Winners from around the globe can celebrate their achievements online and in the media, alongside Architizer’s vast international community. Finalists and Winners will be notified of regional awards celebrations as they are scheduled.

What do I get if I win an Architizer A+Award or if my entry is chosen as a Finalist?

Winner Prizing: (Worth $20,000, 400k impressions):

  • Listing in the Winners' Gallery on Architizer.com
  • Feature in the “World’s Best Building Products” eBook with opportunities for additional exposure (50k impressions). See last year’s eBook here.
  • Inclusion in the Official Winners Announcement (100k impressions)
  • Inclusion in Category Spotlight article (50k impressions)
  • 1 dedicated Instagram post celebrating your product (200k impressions
  • 1 complimentary v2com press release (distributed to 6000+ media outlets)
  • Licensing to use digital badges for 1 year
  • The A+Awards trophy

Finalist Prizing (Worth $8,000, 225k impressions):

  • Listing in the Winners' Gallery on Architizer.com as a Finalist
  • Honorable Mention in the “World’s Best Building Products” eBook (50k impressions). See last year’s eBook here.
  • Inclusion in the Official Winners Announcement as a Finalist (100k impressions)
  • Inclusion in Category Spotlight article (50k impressions)
  • Mention in category round up on Instagram Stories (25k impressions)
  • Licensing to use digital badges for 1 year
  • Opportunities for additional exposure across Architizer.com

Bespoke digital certificates are available for winners, finalists and special mentions for an additional fee.

Can I buy additional trophies for members of my team, clients and others if i win?

Yes. To help promote achievement, the Architizer A+Product Awards provides its winners the option to order additional statuettes. Please email us at productawards@architizer.com to place your order.

Newsletters / Staying informed

What is the newsletter?

The newsletter is your source for all A+Product Awards news, sent weekly during the awards submission and judging periods. Click here to subscribe. You can unsubscribe by following the instructions in the footer of each newsletter.

Miscellaneous

Can I rent the list of Architizer A+Awards entrants or winners?

No. We do not rent or sell our entrant or winner lists.

Winning Projects

Architizer reserves the right to edit materials provided by entrants for inclusion in The World’s Best Building Products eBook publication. Entrants will be notified regarding their materials and participation prior to publication.

Can my organization sponsor the A+Awards?

Interested in sponsoring the world’s largest award program celebrating architecture and building products? Opportunities include Category Sponsorship, Voting Recognition, Custom Trophy Fabrication, in-person Activations and more! To learn more about becoming a partner, email karen@architizer.com.