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AZ Awards 2023

Now open for submissions, AZURE’s annual competition is accepting entries – until February 24 – into its eight major categories, from architecture, landscapes and urban design to interiors, product design and the A+ Award for best student work. This year, in keeping with our ever-growing platform, we are introducing a new subcategory, Tech Products, in our Design category!

ELIGIBILITY

The 2023 AZ Awards are open to:

  • Designers and design firms from all disciplines
  • Architects, landscape architects and architectural firms
  • Developers
  • Post-secondary students enrolled in design and architecture programs in 2022
  • Clients and manufacturers
  • Projects must be completed on or before December 31, 2022
  • Products must be prototyped or in production
  • Concepts must have been developed or presented for the first time in 2022

THE CATEGORIES

Architecture: Residential buildings; commercial and institutional buildings over 1,000 square metres; commercial and institutional buildings under 1,000 square metres; temporary and demonstration projects; adaptive re-use

Landscape Architecture: Public and private landscapes


Urban Design: Built and unbuilt multi-building development projects (commercial, residential or mixed-use); infrastructure; urban interventions

Interiors: Residential spaces; commercial and institutional spaces


Design: Single-piece furniture; furniture systems and collections; lighting fixtures; lighting schemes; interior products; architectural products
; *tech products (new!)

Experiential Graphic Design: Wayfinding; sign programs; information and map design; experiential brand identity


Concepts: Unbuilt competition entries and proposals; concepts/prototypes


A+ Award: Projects developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2022. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. 


All entries may be considered for the Social Good Award and/or the Environmental Leadership Award by election. A winner in each of these two categories will be selected. Projects may be entered in one or both categories. 


For the Social Good Award, projects must advance social equity and have a positive impact on the collective realm.

For the Environmental Leadership Award, projects must show sensitivity and respect for the use and management of natural resources throughout their lifecycle, especially with respect to materials and energy use.

Our jury of internationally renowned practitioners in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors will convene virtually to evaluate all entries. Winners receive the AZ Awards trophy, recreated annually by a prominent designer.

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