International VELUX Award


Calling all Architecture Students for Daylight Projects ! Register before 1 April 2020

International VELUX Award 2020 for Students of Architecture

The International VELUX Award for students of architecture is open for registrations for the 2020 award. Until the 15th of April 2020, students can sign up for the biggest global competition of its kind.

The International VELUX Award challenges students from all over the world to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking by considering the role of daylight as an ever-relevant source of light, energy, wellbeing and joy. This year marks the 9th edition of the competition, which has been running every second year since 2004.

Winners of the award get an invitation to present their project at the World Architecture Festival 2020 and receive a prize of up to €5,000.

Once the registrations close, the student teams will be asked to submit their project by the 15th of June in one out of two categories – ‘Daylight in buildings’ or ‘Daylight investigations’.

The exciting 2020 jury consists of Odile Decq (FR), Sebatián Adamo (AR), Juri Troy (AT), Nóra Demeter (US) and Martin Pors Jepsen (DK)

What is required to participate?
To participate, you need to be enrolled at a school of architecture, register your participation at and submit your daylight project by 15 June 2020. The competition is completely free.

Every student project needs to be backed by a tutor and both the winning students and their tutors are recognised and win prizes.

To register for the competition, visit

More about International VELUX Award
The Award is organised in close collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and is acknowledged by the following educational organisations; The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

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cash prize award: $ 33,000.00 USD

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