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About the AZ Awards

The AZ Awards is AZURE’s international architecture and design competition, recognizing excellence and innovation, and showcasing the world’s best projects, products and ideas.

Now in its 11th Year

Launched by AZURE in 2011, the AZ Awards has grown in impact and stature to become a significant international benchmark for excellence, attracting entries from some of the most highly innovative firms around the world.

The AZ Awards is a unique opportunity for architects, landscape architects, designers, students, clients and manufacturers, to receive the international exposure and acknowledgement that their exceptional work deserves.

Winners receive:

  • The AZ Awards trophy – a unique one-of-a-kind trophy is re-imagined each year by a prominent designer, and produced in limited editions exclusively for the AZ Awards winners
  • Recognition of their achievements in print, online and at the AZ Awards Gala
  • Global exposure through our international media partners
  • A complimentary press kit distribution on v2com newswire
  • Student winner receives a $5000 cash prize

The AZ Awards Jury

Made up of international experts – architects, landscape architects and designers at the forefront of their professions – the AZ Awards jury convenes in Toronto in March to review the submissions and select the winners.

Past jurors have included Italian furniture manufacturer Guilio Cappellini; internationally acclaimed product designer Ron Arad; Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu of interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg; Chris Wilkinson of London’s Wilkinson Eyre; Craig Dykers of architecture firm Snøhetta; Norway-based architect Todd Saunders; New York and Charlottesville VA landscape architect Thomas Woltz; Nader Tehrani of Boston’s NADAAA and Vancouver architect and lighting designer Omer Arbel.


AZURE Publishing is a leading multi-platform media brand with a focus on contemporary architecture and design. Among its properties are Azure and Designlines – two print magazines with active websites and digital editions – and the AZ Awards, an international awards program.

Published in Toronto and distributed primarily in North America, Azure is Canada’s leading contemporary design magazine and one of a handful of influential design magazines worldwide. In eight visually stunning annual issues, the magazine brings readers the very best in contemporary architecture, interiors, furniture and products from around the world. Insightful designer profiles and features on beautiful, functional buildings and spaces, as well as intelligent, well-crafted objects, fill the pages of each issue. Azure consistently delivers leading-edge innovations, expert information and fresh ideas.

Winners and finalists of the AZ Awards are published in the AZ Awards Annual – Azure’s July/August issue – and featured on AZURE’s digital and social channels.

Presented By

Gala Sponsors

Media Partners

Design Week Mexico
Index Design