Product Awards FAQs

This document refers to the Architectural Products of the Year program.

Click here to access the FAQs for the other two programs:

Design of the Year FAQ

Firms of the Year FAQ

Architectural Photography of the Year FAQ

General Questions

Are there any submission fees?

Each entry is $300. Submission fees are discounted during the Early Bird phase.

  • Early Entry deadline (-25% discount): February 28, 2023
  • Extended Early Entry deadline (-20% discount): April 30, 2023
  • Regular Deadline (-10% discount): June 30, 2023
  • Final Deadline: August 31, 2023

Winners will be announced 4 to 6 weeks after submissions close.

Entry Process and Requirements

What information do I need to provide to submit my work?

For professional submissions you need to provide the following information:

  • Lead Designer (required)
  • List of Team Members (optional)
  • Design Name (required)
  • Client (optional)
  • Category(ies) (required)
  • Brief description of product (public – this text will be used on the winner page, and in the winners book)
  • Upload images and/or PDF description of the product (optional)
  • Add links to product (videos, online materials, website, etc) (optional)

What are the requirements for the supporting images and documents?

One cover image is required, that will be used as the entry profile picture to showcase and identify your entry. It should be the best image to represent your product.

In addition, up to 10 supporting images can be submitted with each product as well.

Images must not exceed 4MB per file and should be minimum 1000 pixels on the shortest side.

Images must be saved as JPEGs (.jpg, .jpeg) or PNGs (.png).

You can also submit one PDF file, in A4 or Letter-sized format. The PDF must not exceed 10MB. The PDF will be only used for jurying purposes, and will not be viewable by the public.

You can utilize the images and PDF however you think best represents your work.

Can I cancel my submission and get a refund?

You can withdraw your entry within 48 hours of submission. Please email for assistance and additional information. Please be informed that when you request a full refund, your original transaction fee is credited back to you minus a processing fee.

How do I know if you got my submission?

After you log into your account, you will see all the details of your submission. If you didn’t receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please check your spam folder or email us at if you cannot find it.

Do I have to be based in the US to participate?

You don’t have to be working in the US to participate in the competition. The award program is open to designers and manufacturers from all over the world.

Does my product have to be designed or produced in the US?

No, the design doesn’t have to be designed nor the product produced in the US to participate in the competition. The award program is open to products from all over the world.


The award program offers the following categories:

  • Kitchen Products
  • Bathroom Products
  • Illumination (Lighting Products)
  • Equipments, Appliances (including MEP / HVAC)
  • Finishes
  • Windows, Doors + Hardware
  • Outdoor Products
  • Building Envelope and Construction Products
  • Furniture
  • Sustainable Products

In most cases, a product will be suitable for one category; however, there is no limit to how many categories a product can be submitted.


Does my product need to be produced to be submitted?

We accept both completed, in progress, and conceptual designs. Finished products must be completed within the past five years.

Do I have to be an architect to participate?

We welcome creative thinkers from around the world to participate. You don’t have to be an architect to submit your project. Designers, developers, manufacturers and clients can also submit a project for consideration.

Do I have to provide plans or can I just submit photographs?

You are not required to submit your drawings, or plans. However we encourage participants to submit as much information as possible for a better representation of the product. We understand that every product is unique, therefore, you have the freedom to submit any information that you think is suitable. This is to ensure our jury will have enough information for product evaluation.


Who are the Judges?

Our international list of jurors consists of a wide variety of professionals in architecture, journalism, interior design, art, and other related fields.

For a complete list of the jury please click here.

How does the Judging Work?

You can have a look at our judging process here.

Can I Receive Judges Rating or Comments?

Due to the scope of the competition, our judges are unable to provide individual feedback on projects.


What do I get if I win an Award?

The Architectural Product of the Year Award winners will have their designs showcased to a worldwide audience, receive the Architecture MasterPrize trophy, and enjoy extensive publicity throughout the following year in addition to the following benefits:

  • a press campaign directed to hundreds of thousands of design professionals, press, and potential clients worldwide,
  • a profile in the online architect directory, making it easier for you to be reached by prospective customers,
  • a page in the Book of Architecture,
  • online Certificate of Achievement,
  • Winners Seal to promote winning online and in printed material.


When is the deadline to submit entries and are there any discounts on submission fees?

  • Early Entry deadline (-25% discount): February 28, 2023
  • Extended Early Entry deadline (-20% discount): April 30, 2023
  • Regular Deadline (-10% discount): June 30, 2023
  • Final Deadline: August 31, 2023


Can I make changes to my entry after I have paid?

No, after payment has been made, entries cannot be altered. Please review your work carefully before finalizing payment.

How can I pay for the project that I submitted?

You can pay for your submission online via PayPal or credit card.

Are all the fees in USD?

Yes, at this time we only accept US currency.