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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 it’s 14th year

Launched by AZURE in 2011, the AZ Awards has grown in size, scope and momentum to be internationally recognized for its influence in the global design and architecture spheres, and has become a significant benchmark for excellence, attracting entries from some of the most 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 – one-of-a-kind trophy is re-imagined each year by a prominent designer, and produced in limited editions exclusively for the AZ Awards
  • Recognition of their achievements in print and online
  • Global exposure through our international media partners
  • A complimentary press kit distribution on v2com newswire
  • Student winner receives a $5,000 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 March to review the submissions and select the winners.

Past jurors have included Italian furniture manufacturer Giulio Cappellini; internationally acclaimed designers Patricia Urquiola, Omer Arbel and Ini Archibong; Glenn Pushelberg and George Yabu of interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg; Craig Dykers of architecture firm Snøhetta; Los Angeles landscape architect Mia Lehrer; Nader Tehrani of Boston’s NADAAA and Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto. 

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AZURE 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 digital editions and online and social communities – 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 six visually stunning issues a year, we deliver coverage of architecture, interiors, product design, landscape design and urbanism. Through profiles of top architects and designers, stories about transformative projects, and trend news from major design fairs around the world, AZURE anticipates the future, provides invaluable insight and shines a spotlight on the issues, ideas and people that matter.

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.

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