Early Bird registration > by 4 March 2020
Regular registration > 5 March to 3 June 2020
Submission deadline > by 3 June 2020

Jury session > 15/16 June 2020

Announcement of awards > 16 July 2020

type of competition


area of eligibility


eligible to participate

Architects, Interior Designers, Engineers/Technical Planners based in Europe 


Each project must be submitted for a specific category:


Office and administrative buildings

Commercial and industrial buildings

Education buildings

Public buildings

Infrastructure buildings

Other buildings

Interior design

competition requirements

Eligible to compete are all buildings completed after 1 January 2015.


The application documents must be submitted solely online (see above).  

There is no postal delivery required. The project sheets will be printed by the organiser.  

fees | costs for application

Registration period Early Bird > by 4 March
Application fee > 160 Euro

+ production A2 project sheet > 50 Euro

= total > 220 Euro

Registration period Regular > 5 March to 6 May

Application fee > 220 Euro

+ production A2 project sheet > 50 Euro

= total > 270 Euro

The fees | costs include the preparation of the digitally uploaded data, the creation of a jury dossier as well as the production and presentation of the DIN A2 project sheet during the jury session.

All prices are per registered project plus VAT.

costs if the project
wins an award

Winner Package »best architects 21« > 1,800 EUR
The Winner Package includes the following services:

Unlimited use of the label

»best architects 21« / »best architects 21« in gold

Presentation of the winning project on 2 double-page spreads in the publication »best architects 21«

Two »best architects 21« award certificates

Editing and translation of the explanatory text for the project

One courtesy copy of the »best architects 21« publication free of charge

Online presentation on

Press announcements


The design agency »zinnobergruen« is the initiator and organiser of the award.