About the awards
The WAN AWARDS Residential Sector is a major international competition, and the final or our 6 bi-monthly 'Excellence in Design' series for 2010. The residential sector incorporates the 5th annual WAN House of the Year Award, but also includes a category for larger housing projects. As such, the Residential Sector consists of two separate awards:
WAN Residential Award 2010
If you have designed a residential project, whether an apartment block, housing estate or other multi-occupancy units*, including refurbishment and conversions, that has been completed during the last three full calendar years, (on or after January 1st 2007), you can now enter for the WAN Residential Award 2010.
(*must consist of a minimum of 10 units. Housing schemes with less than 10 units may submit a single unit for the single-family category below)
WAN House of the Year 2010
If you have designed a single-family house that has been completed during this calendar year only, you can now enter for WAN House of the Year 2010.
Please note there is no 'Unbuilt' category for this sector.
The jury will assess entries on a number of factors including originality, innovation, use of colour, form & special quality, sustainability and context, but the following two areas will carry the most weighting:
1. How your design addressed the key elements of the client brief or overcame particular challenges.
2. Examples of how your building has: evolved its specific building type and /or used design and or materials to enhance its integration with its context and /or community.
The WAN AWARDS are gaining interest from local, national and international media around the world and last year's House of the Year Award became the talking point of the global architectural community - a fact proved by the visitors to the WAN website which serves over 10 million page impressions per month.
In addition, selected projects will be entered into our Featured Projects section in WAN News Review, a weekly focus on residential buildings that will run during the awards to generate even more exposure for participants. Each week, our editorial team will choose one project from the pool of entries to be our 'Residential Project of the Week'. (Please be aware that if your project is chosen for this feature this does not automatically enter you through to the long list of 25 buildings, this is a separate judging process.)
Past winners have reported that the WAN AWARDS' high profile and the publicity they received have contributed noticeably to their business success.
A long list of 25 entries will initially be selected after the closing date, further details of the project: plans, sections, elevations and more technical information will then be requested from these entrants. From the 25, a shortlist of six will be selected before an overall winner is chosen. The winning entry will receive a 12 month subscription to WAN's Tender Alert service (current value £1,250) and an award certificate. The remaining five from the shortlist and any other schemes that the judges deem suitable will be listed as 'commended'. All entries will be published on WAN and the winner and shortlisted entries will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 145,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in 210 countries.
Submission Format & Guidelines
The format for the initial submission is as follows:
Text summary - Include information about how your design addresses the judging criteria above. The completion date must be properly declared.
Images - If submitting your entry online, you can upload the small version of the main image using the upload form 'Backstage'. The larger version and 3 additional images should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send images in .jpeg format, text summary as Word doc or Adobe pdf. Where possible please send text summary as continuous text, not bullet points etc.
Entrants are responsible for supplying copyright info where applicable for all images - this must be entered in the 'copyright info' box or included in an email. Images where no copyright info has been supplied will by default be credited to the entrant.
In the case of joint entries please supply relevant details regarding design credits on submission of your project.
You can view an example of how your project will appear on WAN by clicking HERE
The closing date for the WAN AWARDS Residential Sector is December 31st 2010.
WAN Residential Award 2010
The entrance fee is £350 - but an early registration price of £295 is available for entries made before 30th November 2010.
WAN House of the Year 2010
The entrance fee is £175 - but an early registration price of £125 is available for entries made before 30th November 2010.
VAT must be added for UK entries.
How to enter:
You are invited to submit your entry online - you can do this via the 'Visit Backstage' button on the WAN homepage www.worldarchitecturenews.com
If you are already registered you will be able to click 'login' and use your existing registration code and password.
If you are registering for the first time you will need to click the 'register' button and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a registration code and password by email, which you can use to log in to 'Backstage'. (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this immediately.)
Once logged in, you can submit your entry using the 'Purchase Award Credits' link on the left side of the login page - use the drop-down menus to select the Residential sector, category and number of projects you wish to enter, then click 'Submit' – check your billing details are correct, then click 'Continue' – this will take you to a secure page. Click 'Proceed' and enter your card details, then click 'Confirm Order', then 'Authorise'. Once payment is complete, click 'Continue' to return to you login page. You will now have a new 'upload' link which you can use to upload your project as a competition entry.
Alternatively, if you prefer, you can submit your project by email and send payment by cheque or bank transfer. We will send you an invoice with all the details you need to make payment.
Please email submissions and direct any questions or problems regarding entries / registration to
Please make cheques payable to WAN and send to the address below:
DEADLINE : 31 DECEMBER 10