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Architectural Journalism


The _____ issues and Architecture  

Authors are required to choose any past/present/anticipated future issue in accordance with Architecture/Urbanism and address it in less than 1500 words. In order to encourage a diversified list of entries, authors have the liberty to write in any genre as they please, as long as they convey a clear definition of the chosen issue and a well structured solution or a path to finding the solution for the chosen issue.


  • Crime and Architecture

  • COVID-19 and Urbanism






Cash prize INR 10,000

Winner’s Certificate 

Magazine feature

& Interview

Digital publishing ​





Certificate of Achievement

Magazine feature   

Digital publishing ​






Cash prize INR 10,000

Winner’s Certificate 

Magazine feature

& Interview

Digital publishing ​

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January 1st to February 28th

Registration Fee

25 USD + Tax




March 1st to April 30th

Registration Fee

35 USD + Tax




May 6th to  May 31st

Deadline 11:59pm

IST (Indian Standard Time)



June 1st to June 4th

Announced on the website and on our Instagram page

Submission Deadline is May 5th, 2021 11:59pm IST (Any submission received after the deadline will be automatically disqualified)

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Who can participate in this award?

Architecture Affiliate Awards 2021 is open to students and non-students of all nationalities above 18 years of age. There is no restriction on prior qualification. 

Can I submit more than one entry?

Yes, you may submit as many essays as you like, however you will have to register for each entry individually.

When will I receive my ‘Participant Code’ ?

Once you have completed the registration, you will receive your unique participant code via email within 12 hours.

What is the maximum word count?

1500 words

What is  the  submission  criteria?

Your submission must include the following in .doc format

  • 1500 word main essay

  • 250 abstract

Please use the template provided

Are     team     entries     allowed?

Yes you may take part as a team of up to 3 people.

Does the title count towards the word count?

Word count does not included title/heading, references and citations.

When is the deadline to submit my work?

You may submit your entry as and when you are ready to submit. Submissions are accepted till 5th May 2021, 11:59pm IST (Indian Standard Time).  

What   languages   are    allowed?

All text must be in ENGLISH only.

What is the registration process?

You may register directly on our website. Please note that you will be redirected to the payment portal at the end of the form, your registration will be accepted once the payment is complete. Payment for Indian participants is via Razorpay and for International participants is via PayPal.

How do I win the Renaissance Architect Prize?

Participant must excel in more than a single award category. The most victorious participant wins the Renaissance Architect Prize.

What is the eligibility to participate in the Renaissance Architect Prize?

Any participant competing in more than one category will be automatically considered for this award.

If I submit multiple entries, How many of my projects can win an award?

You will stand a chance of winning more than one award, in the event that your entry is worthy of that category. In this case you will also have better chances of winning the Renaissance Architect prize.

When and how will I receive prize money?

Details regarding prize money will be communicated to the winners via email. Mode of payment for international participants is via PayPal only. Mode of payment for national participants is via RazorPay/ PayU

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