Awards for Design Excellence

Deadline: 12 midnight EST on Thursday, March 1, 2012.

AZURE Magazine’s international program is open for submissions. Now in its second year, the AZ is already regarded as an important distinction for emerging and established firms. Like the magazine itself, the are multi-disciplinary, recognizing the inter-connectedness of architecture, landscape, interiors and product design. Assisted by the editors of AZURE, a panel of international experts drawn from each of the disciplines meets together to review the submissions and choose the winners. The 2012 AZ program is open to work completed before December 31, 2011.

To download a PDF of Submission Guidelines, click here


Competition launched January 2, 2012
Deadline for entries March 1, 2012
Finalists notified April 2012
People’s Choice voting April 2012
Awards ceremony event June 2012
2012 AZ Awards Annual(July/August issue of AZURE
Magazine, featuring winners and finalists)
June 2012


  • DESIGN: Furniture, Furniture systems, Lighting, Interior products
  • ARCHITECTURE: Residential buildings, Commercial and institutional buildings, Landscapes, Temporary and demonstration spaces
  • INTERIORS: Residential interiors, Commercial and institutional interiors
  • CONCEPTS: Unbuilt competition entries, Other unrealized concepts

A+ : $5000 cash prize awarded for the best design product, architectural structure, interior space or concept developed by a student enrolled in a design or architecture program in 2011.Sponsored by George Brown College


Entries must be submitted and received via the online entry system by 12 midnight EST on Thursday, March 1, 2012.

All text (project description, specifications, etc.) must be submitted throughout online entry application. All text files must be in PDF format only. Please see the categories page for specific submission requirements.

All images must be in .jpg format, 300 dpi resolution and no larger than a 8.5″ x 11″ print size.

Project descriptions and images must not contain the name or logo of the designer, architect, firm, company, client or manufacturer.


For technical questions please contact adbeast at azawards@adbeast.com.

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Azure publisher Sergio Sgaramella at sergio@azureonline.com.

For all other inquiries pertaining to the AZ AWARDS please contact Azure executive publisher Melony Ward at melony@azureonline.com.

For more information about AZURE, please visit http://www.azuremagazine.com

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