Dezeen Awards 2024 in partnership with Bentley Motors is open for entries

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Dezeen Awards 2024 is open! Start your entries today to be in the running to receive the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the globe.

The seventh edition of the annual awards programme is once again in partnership with Bentley. This is part of a wider collaboration to inspire, support and champion design excellence and showcase innovation that creates a better and more sustainable world.

Last year marked the start of this partnership, which will continue to foster talent that is dedicated to making a beneficial impact within social and environmental sustainability, inclusivity and community empowerment.

Forty-one categories to enter

This year we have 41 project categories to enter across architecture, interiors, design and sustainability.

This includes three new awards, one of which is for landscape and urban design in architecture and will award landscape design, masterplan and public realm projects. The other two new categories for this year are surface design and textile design.


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Dezeen Awards 2024 is now open for entries

The winners of these 41 project categories will go head-to-head for the chance to be crowned one of four overall project of the year winners across architecture, interiors, design and sustainability.

Dezeen Awards prioritises excellence and sustainability through its unique judging criteria. The judges score entries based on three fundamental principles: beautiful, innovative and beneficial.

Find out more about the categories ›

Designers of the Year awards open to public nomination

Last year we introduced six Designers of the Year awards, which celebrate the leading emerging and established names across architecture, interiors and design. Winners included Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola and French designer Audrey Large.

This year we will ask Dezeen’s readers to nominate designers, which will then be shortlisted by Dezeen’s editorial team.

The Bentley Lighthouse Award

In partnership with Bentley, The Bentley Lighthouse Award will again reward an individual or organisation who has and continues to make a transformative contribution to the architecture and design industry. Last year the inaugural award was won by Bonnie Hvillum, founder of Natural Material Studio.

Bonnie Hvillum was named the winner of inaugural Bentley Lighthouse Award 2023

This award rewards those who seek to create a better world and is nomination-only, with names put forward by our panel of distinguished judges.

“Together we will search for exceptional projects around the world”

Bentley joins Dezeen Awards for a second year as headline sponsor.

“We are delighted to continue our journey with Bentley again this year,” said Claire Barrett, head of Dezeen Awards. “Together we will search for exceptional projects around the world – incredible buildings, stunning interiors and products that make a difference, as well as those that show both innovation and commitment to the challenges of the climate crisis.”

“Building on the success of last year, we will again launch our search for 2024’s Bentley Lighthouse Award winner – to reward someone who is pushing to make deep and lasting change in our industry and to help give them a voice.”

“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Dezeen Awards 2024 as Bentley transforms itself into a luxury lifestyle brand,” said Steven De Ploey, global head of brand at Bentley.

“This is the second year of our wide-ranging partnership with Dezeen and we look forward to supporting the architectural and interior design sectors as they push into a more sustainable future.”

Twenty-three leading architects and designers joined our Dezeen Awards 2023 master jury at One Hundred Shoreditch

Entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of leading industry professionals, made up of 90 architects and designers from around the globe.

Past judges have included architects India Mahdavi and Sou Fujimoto, designers Virgil Abloh and Sabine Marcelis and 2023 RIBA Royal Gold Medalist Yasmeen Lari.

Swiss designer Micha Weidmann has crafted a striking new graphic identity for Dezeen Awards 2024. Stay tuned as we will soon publish an article providing detailed insights into the design.

Learn more about Dezeen Awards ›


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