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AHA honors architecture that matters.

Celebrating a Decade of Architectural Excellence: The Architecture Hunter Awards (AHA) 2024 marks an important milestone, celebrating ten years of Architecture Hunter’s influential presence and leadership in the design world. With a foundation built on a profound respect for architecture’s ability to reshape societies and urban environments, AHA aims to commend and enhance discussions around architectural innovation and its societal contributions.

A Global Stage for Creative Talents: Open to a worldwide audience, AHA warmly invites entries from architects, designers, filmmakers, students, photographers, landscapers, interior designers, and other creative professionals. Submissions are exclusively online, offering a streamlined platform for showcasing groundbreaking projects. Ready to share your vision with the world? Submit your entry at

How to enter:

The Architecture Hunter Awards 2024 invites your participation through an efficient and straightforward online process, ensuring a seamless experience from registration to submission. Follow these three steps:

  1. Registration: Start your entry by either logging into your existing account or creating a new one on the Architecture Hunter website. A simple registration form requires basic but essential information, including your name and email address, among a few other details. Your privacy is our top priority, and we guarantee that your personal data is securely managed and never disclosed without your consent. For a comprehensive understanding of our privacy commitments, please refer to our Privacy Policy here.
  2. Entry Purchase: Decide on the number of entries you wish to submit, keeping in mind that bulk submissions (10 or more entries) are eligible for a discount of up to 30%. Visit our Registration Fees and Discounts page for detailed information on entry costs. Completing your profile is essential for a smooth payment process, which is conducted through our secure, SSL-encrypted Stripe payment gateway. Upon payment confirmation, you’ll receive an email, allowing you to proceed with your submission. Importantly, the fee covers all aspects of entry; there are no hidden costs for award winners or for any subsequent recognition.
  3. Submission: Complete the submission form by providing detailed information about yourself and your project. This includes personal details (name, email, company, position, and a brief introduction) and project specifics (title, description, visuals, project year, location, size, URL, and status). Your submission must affirm your agreement to our terms, your rights to the work submitted, and consent for potential publication.

Following your submission, our team will review your entry to ensure it meets our criteria, after which it will be prepared for jury assessment. You can track the status of your submission through your User Account. We will get in contact if needed.

Before working on your entry, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our terms and conditions, explore the different award categories on our Categories page, and begin your submission process through the Enter page. For more detailed instructions on entering, including information on entry fees and deadlines, please visit the How to Enter and Prices and Dates pages.

Submission Requirements:

To streamline your entry process and ensure clarity, here are the detailed requirements for submitting your project:

  • All submissions must be writen in English.
  • Please consider the word count limit, focusing on concise, factual descriptions, and avoid exaggeration.
  • Complete your project submission by 23:59 GMT on August 25, 2024, ensuring that projects are 100% complete before this deadline.

Required Submission Details:

  • User information:
    • First name: (your given name)
    • Last name: (your surname)
    • Primary e-mail address: (your main contact e-mail)
    • Company name: (your company / firm / workplace)
    • Student: (are you a student? Yes or no?)
    • Job Title: (your current position or role)
    • About you: (short text description about yourself)
    • About your company: (short description about your company or firm)
  • Project information:
    • Project title: (the project’s title / name)
    • Project description: (a concise description of your project, up to 500 characters)
    • Project files: (upload up to 20 gallery images (each under 5MB in .jpeg or .png format) including renderings, digital visualizations, and relevant architectural plans)
    • Project year: (the year the project was initiated)
    • Project year of completion: (the project’s year of completion, if applicable)
    • Project location: (city and country of the project)
    • Project area: (the total area in m² / sqm)
    • Project URL: (the project’s website link or URL page)
    • Project status: (the project’s current status)
  • Category: (your selected project’s category)
  • Credit information:
    • Please provide credit to any of the following: Architect(s), Firm(s), Designer(s), Photographer(s), Render Artist(s), Interior Designer(s), Landscaper(s), Developer(s), Filmmaker(s), Director(s), Producer(s), Studio(s), and other(s).
  • Other information:
    • Confirm agreement with the terms and conditions.
    • Confirm your right to submit the content.
  • Important notes:
    • Obtain permission and provide appropriate credit if submitting on behalf of a designer or studio.
    • You may edit your entry multiple times before the final submission.
    • You can submit an unlimited number of works per author, as long as each work is presented separately.
    • Keep a copy of your submission for personal records.

Video submissions guidelines (exclusive for Video group categories):

  • AHA accepts globally produced short documentaries or narratives focused on architecture, urban planning, or design.
  • Submissions must be made strictly via an accessible link to platforms like Vimeo or YouTube.
  • Each upload must include the director’s name, production company, a brief abstract, and additional credits.
  • Non-English audio must include English subtitles.
  • Theme: Open, within the category’s judging criteria for each category: Architecture Video and Short Documentary. Refer to the Video Group page for specifics here.
  • Submitters must own or control the film’s copyright.
  • By submitting, participants grant Architecture Hunter promotional use rights.
  • By submitting, participants confirm their ownership and the non-transfer of screening rights, accepting liability for any intellectual property or screening rights claims. By submitting, participants grant Architecture Hunter the rights for competition submission and promotional use, including future editions of the Architecture Hunter Awards and on the Architecture Hunter website. This grant does not entail loss of copyright.

Winners’ Benefits:

Each category winner at AHA 2024 will experience unparalleled recognition, with rewards meticulously designed to elevate their achievements to new levels of visibility and prestige with these rewards:

  1. Broad Media Exposure: This reward entails significant coverage and visibility across various media channels, such as online platforms, print publications, social media, and potentially television or radio. It aims to showcase the winning projects or individuals to a wide audience, thereby enhancing their visibility within the industry and beyond.
  2. Dedicated Winner’s Showcase: This reward involves a special section or feature dedicated specifically to the winners of the award. It could be on the award’s website, in a publication, or at an event, where the winning projects or individuals are highlighted in detail, allowing them to receive focused attention and recognition.
  3. Physical Commemorative Trophy: Winners will receive a tangible and symbolic trophy or award that serves as a physical representation of their achievement. This trophy is often customized and designed to reflect the prestige and significance of the award, serving as a lasting reminder of their accomplishment.
  4. Exclusive Media Package: This reward typically includes access to a range of media resources and promotional materials tailored specifically for the winners. It may consist of press releases, promotional videos, interviews, or marketing materials created to highlight and promote the winning projects or individuals. The exclusive nature of this package ensures that winners receive specialized support in furthering their recognition and success.

Discover more about how these benefits can amplify your success by clicking here.


The Architecture Hunter Awards 2024 unfolds in a series of entry stages. We encourage pre-registration and early purchase of entries before April 28, 2024, to benefit from reduced fees and still have time to finalize submissions before the deadline.

  • Pre-Registration: March 1st to March 18th, 2024
  • Early Entry Deadline: March 19th to April 28th, 2024
  • Main Entry Deadline: April 29th to June 30th, 2024
  • Late Entry Deadline: July 1st to August 25th, 2024
  • Submission Review & Jury Voting: August 26th to October 5th, 2024
  • Winners’ Announcement: October 24th, 2024

Please note, these dates are subject to change under certain circumstances. All entries must be submitted by 23:59 GMT on the specified deadline day. The Architecture Hunter Awards 2024 closes entry purchases and project submissions on 25 August.


The Architecture Hunter Awards is committed to ensuring fairness, integrity, and transparency in every aspect of our submission and evaluation processes. This commitment enables us to provide an equitable platform for all participants, honoring our mission to celebrate architectural excellence without compromise.

Ethical Standards and Content Policy:
We rigorously enforce the highest ethical standards across all submissions. Content that promotes hate, contains offensive language, or features inappropriate imagery is strictly prohibited and will lead to immediate disqualification. Our review team meticulously examines each submission to ensure compliance with these guidelines before advancing any entry to the jury for evaluation.

Participant Responsibility:
It is the sole responsibility of each participant to ensure that their submission is complete, adhering to all specified requirements, and submitted within the designated timeframe. This includes the provision of all necessary documentation such as project descriptions, images, and any other supporting materials, which must be presented accurately and in full detail.

Integrity and Jury Interaction:
To preserve the integrity of the awards process, entrants must not have any existing connections with members of the jury. Attempts to influence the jury or establish contact with its members regarding the awards will lead to disqualification.

Multiple Submissions and Accuracy of Information:
Should the same project be submitted by different entities within the same category, we reserve the right to disqualify all related entries. We are committed to upholding the integrity of every submission, and any discrepancies or concerns regarding the honesty of an entry may result in its disqualification. Accurate and truthful information must be provided at the time of registration; any form of dishonesty or misrepresentation detected will also lead to disqualification.

Jury panel:

We take great pride in introducing our esteemed jury, a globally diverse group of esteemed professionals from various sectors within the architecture and design industry. This panel unites under the scope of the Awards to evaluate submissions, each bringing a unique perspective, experience, and a collective commitment to celebrating the excelence of architectural achievement.

Our jury is carefully selected to ensure a broad representation of the architectural community, reflecting a rich variety of global insights and expertise. With 42 judges from across continents, our panel embodies the global reach and inclusive spirit of the Architecture Hunter Awards.

Featured jury:

Adam Letch | Adam Mørk | Alexandre Costa Lopes | Allan Crow | Andrew Grant | Ariadna Polo Garfias | César Béjar | Charlotte Taylor | Chris Precht | Dara Huang | Deisi Bernardi | Ema Peter | Fernando Gasperin | Fernando Guerra | Fran Silvestre | Gabriel De Alencar | George Kroustallis | Gloria Cabral | Gregory Bousquet | Ishita Sitwala | Joanna Helm | Joe Adsett | Joe Fletcher | Joe Thomas | Jonathan Formento | Luciano Kruk | Luiz Nogueira | Ma Yansong | Marcio Kogan | Matthew Bannister | Nick Hufton | Patrick Abbatista | Piero Lissoni | Raul Juste Lores | Ricardo De la Concha | Sanjay Puri | Sean Gallagher | Simon Lachapelle | Sohaib Ilyas | Stefan Antoni | Stefano Boeri | Tirso Domínguez

To discover more about the individuals behind the judging process and their contributions to the architectural world, we invite you to learn more about each judge here.

Evaluation and judging criteria:

The judging process for the Architecture Hunter Awards 2024 will be conducted from August 26th to October 5th, 2024. This process is designed to capture the multifaceted nature of architecture and design, ensuring a fair and balanced assessment of each submission. The evaluation is structured to leverage the diverse expertise of our jury panel, with jurors reviewing submissions that align with their specific domains of proficiency. Each entry will be individually assessed on a scale of 1 to 5, considering the following criteria:

– Aesthetics: Focuses on the visual appeal and artistic integrity of the design. It includes considerations of beauty, harmony, proportion, and the overall visual impact of the submission.

– Functionality: Evaluates the practical application of the design. This involves evaluating the usability, efficiency, and user experience of the project, ensuring that it effectively fulfills its intended purpose.

– Relevance: Examines how well the design aligns with its intended use, context, and audience. It assesses the project’s response to specific needs, challenges, or opportunities, ensuring it is pertinent and appropriate for its designated category.

– Context Coherence: It considers the integration of the project within its environmental, cultural, historical, or architectural context. The aim is to assess harmony and coherence with the surroundings, enhancing and respecting its setting.

– Originality: Innovation, creativity, and uniqueness are the focus, distinguishing the project from existing designs. This criteria rewards fresh perspectives and groundbreaking ideas that push the boundaries of traditional solutions.

The Architecture Hunter’s online platform hosts the voting process, safeguarding juror anonymity while promoting a transparent and equitable evaluation method. Digital votes are tallied to establish a ranking system within each category. Projects are then averaged based on cumulative evaluations to determine an overall score, with the highest-scoring project in each category being declared the winner.

If you are a jury member, access the AHA 2024 evaluation platform here.

Commitment to Social Responsibility and Impact:

Supporting Construide: With every registration for the AHA, you’re not just entering an award; you’re making a difference. A part of the entry fees — 5% — goes directly to Construide, a Brazilian non-profit organization dedicated to transforming lives. Since 2017, it has made a significant impact, enhancing the living conditions of over 27,000 individuals facing vulnerability, raised R$4.5 million, completed 74 projects, and engaged 4,000 registered volunteers, with 180,000 followers on social media.

The initiative: Our collaboration with Construide reflects our belief that the architectural community plays a pivotal role in fostering positive change. By participating in AHA, you join us in this mission, combining the pursuit of architectural excellence with the duty of social responsibility. Construide seeks, through the construction of homes, to reduce poverty and restore the most basic human rights for families living in situations of extreme vulnerability. Headquartered in São Paulo, it began operations in the northeast and center of the country in 2020, impacting various regions of Brazil and the world.

Learn more about Construide’s transformative work and how you can further contribute to this cause by clicking here.


The Architecture Hunter Awards (AHA) categorizes submissions into three main areas: built environments, conceptual (unbuilt) projects, and visual representations. This classification allows participants to display a wide range of work, from innovative architectural designs and interior spaces to compelling images and videos. It is essential for entrants to meticulously review the submission guidelines to fully understand the criteria, format, and details required for each category, ensuring a smooth and successful entry process. Candidates can submit your entries into 28 categories, falling into 7 main groups:

  • 1. Architecture (built projects only):
    • Commercial
    • Institutional Facilities
    • Hospitality & Hotel
    • Mixed-use Building
    • Office
    • Renovation
    • Residential & House
    • Small Architecture
  • 2. Interior Design (built projects only):
    • Apartment
    • Commercial
    • Hospitality & Hotel
    • Office
    • Institutional Facilities
    • House
  • 3. Landscape Architecture (built projects only):
    • Public & Urban Design
    • Residential
  • 4. Unbuilt (unbuilt projects only):
    • Architecture
    • Interior Design
    • Landscape & Urban Design
    • Student Project
  • 5. Image:
    • Architectural Photography
    • Interiors Photography
    • Artistic Architectural Photography
    • Render
  • 6. Video:
    • Architecture video
    • Short documentary
  • 7. Sustainability (built projects only):
    • Architectural Design
    • Landscape & Urban Design

Entrants are encouraged to submit the same project into multiple categories, as well as to enter numerous projects within each category, before the submission deadline. We recommend taking advantage of the opportunity to register multiple projects to maximize your chances of recognition and success. It’s important to note that the Awards celebrate achievements across the spectrum of architectural and design work, including built environments, conceptual (unbuilt) projects, and visual representations. To ensure a successful submission, please follow the provided guidelines carefully.

For clarity:

Built projects are completed and executed architectural or design projects that physically exist as structures or spaces in the real world. They embody realized visions and tangible solutions within their respective environments.

Unbuilt (conceptual) projects are architectural or design proposals that, while fully developed, have not been constructed. They represent innovative, hypothetical, or visionary ideas awaiting realization, offering glimpses into the future possibilities of architecture and design.

– Visual representations such as images and videos are artistic or graphic depictions of architectural concepts, applicable to both built and unbuilt projects. Such representations play a crucial role in communicating the design’s intent, aesthetic qualities, and overall vision, through images and videos.

Registration fees and discounts:

To encourage and reward early registrants for the Architecture Hunter Awards 2024, we’ve implemented a progressive pricing strategy. This system is designed to offer significant savings to those who commit to participating in the Awards early on. The sooner you register, the greater your savings will be, underscoring our appreciation for early engagement and planning. Moreover, for participants submitting multiple entries, we offer additional discounts, which are automatically applied at the point of checkout, providing further incentives for broad participation.

Progressive Pricing Details:

Early Entry Fees: until 28 of April 2024 (23:59h GMT):

  • 1 entry: $80.00 per entry
  • 2 entries: $76.00 per entry (5% discount)
  • 3 to 4 entries: $72.00 per entry (10% discount)
  • 5 to 9 entries: $64.00 per entry (20% discount)
  • 10 + entries: $56.00 per entry (30% discount)

Main Entry Fees: until 30 of June 2024 (23:59h GMT):

  • 1 entry: $110.00 per entry
  • 2 entries: $104.50 per entry (5% discount)
  • 3 to 4 entries: $99.00 per entry (10% discount)
  • 5 to 9 entries: $88.00 per entry (20% discount)
  • 10 + entries: $77.00 per entry (30% discount)

Late Entry Fees: until 25 of August 2024 (23:59h GMT):

  • 1 entry: $160.00 per entry
  • 2 entries: $152.00 per entry (5% discount)
  • 3 to 4 entries: $144.00 per entry (10% discount)
  • 5 to 9 entries: $128.00 per entry (20% discount)
  • 10 + entries: $112.00 per entry (30% discount)

Pro tip: To ensure the best value for your entry, we recommend registering early. This not only guarantees you the best price but also provides plenty of time to refine and submit your project by the deadline of August 25th at 23:59 GMT.



To keep our community engaged and informed, we offer a special pre-registration phase. This allows users to sign up for the latest news, updates, and exclusive offers before the official launch of the awards entry period. For those proactive in their participation, we reward early registrants with a 10% discount on their entry fees. This discount is delivered via a coupon code sent directly to your email, applicable for submissions made between March 19th and April 28th.

We are dedicated to fostering the development of future architects by providing a substantial incentive. Students who submit projects will benefit from a 50% discount (applied at checkout), which will be adjusted based on the current pricing tier upon their registration. Please be aware that student status will be verified during the evaluation process, so ensure that you submit the appropriate project to avoid potential disqualification.

(Student projects are exclusively accepted within the Student Project Category under the Unbuilt Group. For further insight into this category and its criteria, read more here).

We encourage our participants to stay connected throughout the award season. Additional coupons and discounts may be introduced, providing further opportunities for savings.

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