Launched by Toronto-based Azure magazine in 2011, the annual AZ Awards has become one of the most influential and significant design and architecture awards programs worldwide.
Now in its 6th year, the AZ Awards attracts entries from some of the most innovative firms around the world. In 2015, over 700 architects, landscape architects, product designers, interior designers, students and manufacturers from 43 countries entered the AZ Awards. From this impressive number of entries, the jury selected 66 finalists, singled out for their innovative design, environmental or social benefit, or for simply evoking, as Vitruvius called it, delight.
A jury of internationally renowned experts in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors convenes in Toronto to evaluate the entries. Past jury members have included Giulio Cappellini, Ron Arad, Craig Dykers, Ken Smith, and George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. The 2016 AZ Awards jury will be announced soon.
Winners are revealed at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto in June. The gala has become the event of the season. Every year, over 400 top architects, designers and industry-related professionals come together to meet and mingle with the finalists and winners. Finalists from as far away as Japan and Brazil join in the festivities.
The exposure and international recognition that winners and finalists receive through the AZ Awards includes being published in Azure’s Annual AZ Awards Issue, on Azure’s online and social media channels, and on the communication platforms of AZ Awards’ international media partners.
Presented by Audi, Keilhauer and Rado, the 2016 AZ Awards offers the opportunity for design and architecture professionals worldwide to step into the spotlight, elevate their profile, and raise public awareness for their firm and their clients.
Submissions close Monday, February 22, 2016.
Online entry portal and more information at awards.azuremagazine.com
The AZ AWARDS is presented by Audi, Keilhauer and Rado and sponsored by Urban Capital, TD Bank Group, George Brown School of Design, Alpi and CRH Canada Group.
Media Partners: Archello, Archiexpo, Archilovers, Archinect, Archiproducts, Architect’s Newspaper, Architonic, Bustler, core77, Dezeen, World-Architects and v2com newswire.