Awards FAQ

Is there a cost to enter?
Categories are either £95 + VAT or £75 + VAT except  Best Newcomer which is £50. The Activism Award and the Best Overall Award are free to enter. If you would like to enter  a category as an individual, community group or small non-profit organisation, we are happy to offer a discounted rate. Please get in touch with us at [email protected]

What are the key dates for the awards?
September 14th 2021 – NEW DEADLINE for entries
Late September 2021 – Shortlist announced
Mid October 2021 – Winners announced

Why should I enter the Archiboo Awards?
Check out our ‘Why Enter’ page.

How do I enter?
You can start here. Or, check out our ‘How to enter’ page for further guidance.

Can I view the questions I will need to answer?
Yes, you can view these on the category pages – even if you are not registered/logged in.

Can I enter if my practice/consultancy is not based in the UK?
Yes, the awards are open to international entries. Please note, however, that the awards ceremony is held in the UK.

Can I enter if I am not an architect?
Yes. All categories are open to non-architects except for Newcomer which is only for practices four years old or under. If you are a designer entering a website on behalf of an architect please include the name of the practice or company on your entry.

Do I need to enter Best Overall ?
Yes, please supply the information requested. The Best Overall shortlist will be comprised of entrants with the highest scores across two categories or more.

If I am submitting for Best Visual Design or Best User Experience does the website need to be live?
Ideally yes. But if the website is about to be launched you can still enter if you can provide a live/working link.

Does the website need to be from 2020/21?
No but please include the date on your entry.

Can I enter the same website two years in a row?

Yes, as long as you enter it in a different category, for example if you enter Best Visual Design in 2020 you can enter Best User Experience or Best Use of Social Media in 2021.

What format should attachments be?
For categories where this is relevant we specify how we want files to be submitted.

Will I be notified if I am shortlisted?
Yes. All entrants will be notified when the shortlist is announced.

What happens after I submit?
All submitted entries will be stored until the deadline has passed. After the deadline they will be reviewed by a panel and then the shortlistees will be selected.

Will I need to pay anything if I win?

No, there are no hidden costs involved with the Archiboo Awards. We will not charge you for your trophy or anything else if you win.

What if I still have more questions?

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before entering. If you have any questions please email [email protected]