What is the deadline for submissions?
  • November 28, 2020

Do I need to pay before submitting?
  • Each submission fee is considered a donation as it will all go back to supporting the museum as a non-profit institution. Each submission helps us continue to provide a platform for emerging voices in architecture and design.
  • As an inclusive institution we have reserved a number of fee waived submissions. If the submission fee is a barrier please email us at awards@aplusd.org and we will work with you.

Once I complete the payment and fill out the Google Form, will I receive a confirmation?
  • You will receive a confirmation after filling out the Google Form within 24 hours.

How many entries can I submit?
  • You may submit up to two designs per category. 
  • You may not submit the same design twice in a single category. Please note we ask you to submit the fee for each submission.

Can I submit one design into multiple categories?
  • You may submit one design into a maximum of 2 categories. Please note we ask you to submit the fee for each submission.

What dates do I need to know?
  • November 28, 2020       
Submission Deadline

  • December 8 -10, 2020   
Jury Convenes

  • December 11, 2020    
Winners Announced

  • December 19, 2020  
Winners and Sponsors Award Gala

If I am submitting multiple entries, should I send in multiple google forms?
  • No, please only submit one form.
  • Within the form, it will ask you which categories you will be submitting to. 
  • We will send you separate Google Drive Folders for Each Category that you select.

Is there a limit to the amount of images or documents that I submit?
  • There is no limit to the number of documents that you submit. You may submit all content that you believe will best showcase your work to the jury.
  • We ask that submissions do not exceed 500MB

Who qualifies as a student?
  • You must be enrolled either part time or full time at an academic institution

Can I get a refund and withdraw my submission?
  • We will not be offering refunds for submissions.
  • For any inquiries about a refund, please contact leila@aplusd.org

Can I make changes to my submission?
  • For any changes that need to be made to the Google Form, please contact kiana@aplusd.org
  • You may make changes to your Google Drive Folder until November 28th at 1159PM PST.

Will I be notified if I’ve been selected?
  • We will only be sending out emails to the selected recipients.
  • Winners will be announced on 12-11-2020

What is the jury’s selection process?
  • The Jury for each category will review all submissions individually. The top ten from each will be discussed among the group and a selection will arise. 

What do the winners receive?
  • Winners will be featured in our digital Awards Show Gallery and across all our social media platforms.
  • A physical award to be proudly displayed.
  • Guidelines and Resources permitting we will curate present a physical exhibition in a surprise location.







Don’t see your question? Email us at awards@aplusd.org
The A+D Design Awards are made possible thanks to the support of our generous sponsors.


Category Sponsors


Submission Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects: LOHA



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