Formerly known as Women in Architecture, the W Awards celebrate exemplary work by women and non-binary people, and in the fields of gender and architecture.

Renaming the awards in 2020, along with the associated W Programme, reflects an evolution in how we think about identity, how we understand our gender structures and systems of categorisation, as well as the myriad intersectional challenges that marginalised groups face. We hope to make room for multiple identities and complex conversations, and will continue to celebrate the exceptional work of people who are systemically undervalued by the society in which we live.

Why enter

  • There is no entry fee
  • All entries will be reviewed by the AR and AJ editorial teams
  • The architects shortlisted for the Moira Gemmill and MJ Long prizes will present their work to an international judging panel
  • All shortlisted projects and practices will be featured in the March issue of The Architectural Review, while the Architects’ Journal will cover all work in the UK

Who can enter

  • The Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture is open to female and non-binary practice founders who are under the age of 45 (born after 1 January 1979) and based anywhere in the world
  • The MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice is awarded to UK-based female and non-binary architects working in practice and who have been project architect on a building completed within the past two years.
  • The Prize for Research in Gender and Architecture is looking to receive research projects undertaken by individuals (of any gender) or collectives from around the world investigating the spatial implications of gender and sexuality

How to enter

  • Please read the entry guidelines above to confirm the eligibility criteria for the category you have in mind
  • Visit the entry page and fill in the form – whether you are submitting your own work or nominating someone else
  • If you are submitting your own work please upload a portfolio of recent projects; if you are nominating someone else, please supply as much as information as possible, and we will contact the nominee to request their portfolio