Tamayouz Excellence Award

Tamayouz International for graduation projects award

Tamayouz Award for Excellence in International graduation projects is open to architecture, urban and landscape design students worldwide to submit their graduation projects.

Tamayouz is delighted to invite students of Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Architecture Technology and Landscape Design worldwide to register and submit their Graduation Projects. An independent international jury will review all entries and will select the winners of Tamayouz International Award.

The purpose of this architectural design award is to recognise the excellence in architectural design and education worldwide and showcase excellent architectural examples to promote and provoke architectural debate to share architectural experience and knowledge among young architects and academics.

Aims and Objectives of Tamayouz International Award

  • Aims to recognise and reward excellence in architectural design and education.
  • Showcase young talents and support academics’ efforts of advancing architectural education worldwide.
  • Promote a culture of excellence at an early stage amongst young designers to advance the profession of architecture professionally and academically.
  • Exchange architecture knowledge, ideas and thoughts by providing a platform for discussions, observation and healthy competition.

Eligibility and Exceptions
​All Architecture, Landscape, Urban Planning and Architecture Technology students are eligible to participate in the Tamayouz International and submit their graduation projects for this award as long as they are expected to graduate during the specified time period in the brief.

Individual students and teams are eligible to compete, as long as the submitted entry is final year graduation projects, only the Team Leader is required to register, the team leader is required to provide the names of the rest of the team members.

This award is an Open International Student Award, all final year architecture and architecture design technology students studying anywhere in the world are eligible to participate**.

If the student is selected as a winner, we will check their information with their university to make sure their are eligible to participate and the information provided is correct.

** The organisers of the award do not require approval from the universities for their students to participate, all what is required is a proof that the student is expected to graduate in the specified academic year.

Individuals and teams worldwide can register through our online REGISTRATION PAGE will receive an email containing their registration code and payment options. ​​

Registration Fees
Registration Fee for the Tamayouz International is $30 Early (Until May) / $40 (Until 15 August) / $50 Last chance (16 August – Submission), and it is non-refundable.

Institutional Registration Fees (See list of registered institutions)
If an Institution is interested in covering registration fees for its students, The Registration Fee is $500 and it covers the registration fees for all the students studying on their course.

Submission Deadline
Submission deadline is 1st of October [midnight]. Participants will be responsible for the arrival of their proposals within the corresponding deadlines and no proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

For Submission Materials, templates and guide please visit our Students Section

Award’s Rules and Regulations

  • The official language of the Award is English.
  • This is an international anonymous, single stage award open to students worldwide, all award submissions are to remain anonymous throughout the process and will only be identified using a registration code assigned by Tamayouz International during registration process. No entry will be reviewed or evaluated that contains any mark, logo or other identification or the identity of the individual or any member of their team.
  • The identification of the 3 winners and 7 honourable mentions awarded will only be revealed after the jury evaluation period and at the time the award results are published on the Tamayouz Excellence Award Website.

Award submissions will be automatically disqualified if:

  • any attempt of any form of communication regarding this award is made with a jury members or those involved with the preparation and organisation of this award;
  • any submission is received after the deadline as stated on the award schedule;
  • any submission panel includes any language other than English;
  • any submission contains any mark, logo or other indication of the identity the author/s;
  • any submission does not abide by the submission requirements and rules as stated in this brief

Assessment Criteria for 2021
We are looking for aspirational and transformative projects tackling local and global challenges informed by a holistic understanding of context.

RELEVANCE: A declaration of conditions that set the contextual parameters of the proposal. Clarity of research process.

RESPONSE: Aspirational, transformative and original projects with a programmatic response to existing environmental, social conditions and local challenges. Clarity of design process.

RESOLUTION: A clearly declared architectural/urban intent and design vision. Spatial, material and technical realisation.

2021 Cycle Launch: April/2021

Early Registration Period: 06 Apr – 30/May

Standard Registration Period: 01/Jun- 31/Aug

Last Chance to register Period: 1/Sep- 19/Sep

Start of Submissions Period: 01/Jun/2021

End of Submissions Period: 20/Sep/2021

Long-list Announcement: Nov/2021

Short-list Announcement: Nov/2021

Winner Announcement: Dec/2021

All Deadlines are 11:59pm GMT (London)

first prize

An MSc Scholarship for 2 Years at the University Polytechnic of Milan* + Tamayouz Medal + Certificate + An invitation to attend the annual ceremony and the international design workshop (travel and accommodation covered by Tamayouz)**.

Second Prize

A three-month paid internship with Dewan Architects + Engineers in Dubai*** + Certificate + An invitation to attend the annual ceremony and the international design workshop (travel and accommodation covered by Tamayouz)**.

Third Prize

A three-month paid internship with Dewan Architects + Engineers in Dubai + Certificate + An invitation to attend the annual ceremony and the international design workshop (travel and accommodation covered by Tamayouz)**.

7 x Honourable mentions

Tamayouz Medallion + Certificate + Invitation to attend the annual ceremony. 

supervisor of the year award

Given to the supervisor of the winning project or the supervisor with most entries supervised in the Top 10 Tamayouz Medal + Certificate.

School of the year award

Given to the university of the winning project or the university with the most entries in the Top 10 Tamayouz Medallion.

The shortlist and the longlist

Will feature in our online publications and social media pages.

The World's Top 100 Graduation Projects platform

As part of our effort to highlight the excellent work done by students around the world, Tamayouz is launching an online platform showcasing the top 100 projects received from around the world.

The Ceremony

An invitation to attend the Tamayouz Award Annual Ceremony for the winners mentioned above (Flight and Accommodation costs covered by the organisers for the TOP 3 winners of Tamayouz International only).

Note 1

* If the winner of the scholarship (First prize) is a group entry or a joint winner, the value of the scholarship will be split evenly between the winners.  Please read scholarship terms and conditions on our website. 



** If the winners of the first, second or third prizes are groups not individuals then, the ceremony invitation will be extended to the whole team but the award will cover the travel expenses for only one individual. 



*** If the winner of the Internship (First prize) is a group entry or a joint winner, the internship duration will be split evenly between the winners.  Please read internship terms and conditions on our website.

Sponsored Institutional Registrations from last year

Ahram Canadian University, Ajman University, Applied Science Private University, the American University in Dubai and the University of Belgrade have sponsored the registration for all their final year students to participate in the International Graduation projects Award 2020.

Last year Only students from the universities above can register for FREE through the link below.

refugee and Internally displaced students

Due to the instability and difficult situation and the impossibility of making online payments, students studying at universities in Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can register for free Here, also students with a Refugee status (Proof will be required later) from any nationality are exempt from registration fees.

This Free Registration is only for students from countries witnessing Instability and the impossibility of making online payments