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Press Kit | no. 809-22
Press release only in English
Since its debut in 2011 by Toronto-based AZURE, the AZ Awards has grown in size, scope and momentum to be one of the most recognized awards programs internationally, acknowledged for its influence and significance within
the global design and architecture sphere.
Presented by Keilhauer, the eighth edition of the AZ Awards promises to attract entries from some of the most forward-thinking firms from all corners of the globe. The 2017 program received projects from over 800 architects, landscape architects, product designers, interior designers, students and manufacturers from 41 countries. From that outstanding number, the international jury of experts selected 70 finalists, chosen for their innovative design, impressive environmental or social benefits, or for simply
The 2018 AZ Awards welcomes submissions until February 20, 2018 . A jury of internationally renowned practitioners in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors will convene in Toronto shortly thereafter to evaluate the entries. Past jurors have included Nader Tehrani, Nina-Marie Lister, Chris Wilkinson, Philippe Malouin, Anna Simone, Craig Dykers and Brigitte Shim . We will
be revealing the 2018 AZ Awards jury soon!
The winners will be revealed at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto on June 22, 2018. The gala has become the event of the season, an exciting evening to see and be seen with members of the industry’s elite. Every year, close to 500 top architects, designers and industry-related professionals come together to meet, mingle and celebrate the finalists and winners. Past finalists have travelled from as far away as South Korea, Austria, Brazil and Japan to join the festivities.
The exposure and international recognition that winners and finalists receive through the AZ Awards include being published in Azure ’s annual AZ Awards Issue, featured on Azure ’s online and social media channels, and on the communication platforms of the
AZ Awards international media partners.
Azure and its partners – Keilhauer, Cosentino, Flos, George Brown School of Design, Urban Capital and Alpi – encourage design and architecture professionals, students and manufacturers to submit their work to the AZ Awards for an opportunity to step into the global spotlight, elevate their profile, and raise public awareness for their firm and their clients.
The 2018 AZ Awards is presented by Keilhauer and sponsored by Cosentino, Flos, Urban Capital, and George Brown School of Design.
The AZ Awards Gala is sponsored by Alpi.
Media Partners: Archello, ArchiExpo, Archinect, The Architect’s Newspaper, ArchiTonic, Bustler, core77, Interior Designers of Canada, Index Canada, v2com
2018 Key Dates
Call for entries
Early Bird Deadline
Deadline for entries
APRIL 5 - MAY 4
People’s Choice voting
AZ Awards Gala in Toronto
AZ Awards Annual Issue on newsstands
For more information