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Deadline extended for Canadian Architect awards to Monday, September 14

This year’s deadline for submissions to the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence and Canadian Architect Photo Awards of Excellence has been extended to Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:59PM (PST).

For 53 years, Canadian Architect has sponsored an annual national awards program, the only national awards that recognize projects in the design stage.


Each year, submissions are due in September, judging takes place in October and the winning schemes are published in a special issue every December.

The Awards of Excellence are open to all architects registered in Canada and to Canadian architectural graduates. Projects must be in the design stage, scheduled for construction or under construction but not substantially complete by September 10, 2020. All projects must be commissioned by a client with the intention to build the submitted proposal. All building types and concisely presented urban design schemes are eligible.

Awards are given for architectural design excellence. Jurors will consider the scheme’s response to the client’s program, site, geographic and/or urban context. They will evaluate its physical organization, form, composition, building systems, concept, process, structure, materials, environmental features and/or demonstration of social awareness.

This year’s competition also includes the Canadian Architect Photo Awards of Excellence, for images of Canadian buildings. Awards are given for the excellence of a photo in conveying the particular character and qualities of a building. Jurors will consider the composition, creativity of approach, and overall aesthetics of the photo.

You can view an archive of past winners here.

Here are some tips on preparing your submission.

Meet our jury for the 2020 awards here.

For more information on the awards, and to submit your entry, click here.