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.

THE BRIEF

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WINNERS ARCHIVE

The world's Top 100 graduation projects in one place

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  • 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.

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
Certificate + The winners of the 7 Honourable Mentions will receive scholarships to study Regenerative Architecture & Ecological Design with Ecodemia.org.uk + 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.

NOTE 2
** 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.

NOTE 3
*** 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.

There are four types of certificates given to the participants:

  • Top 10 Certificates
  • Top 20 Certificates
  • Top 50 Certificates
  • Top 100 Certificates
  • Certificates of Competency: Given to participants who fulfilled competition submission requirements to a professional standard but didn’t make it to the Top 100 finalists. 

▪ You (if participating as an individual) or your team members (if participating as a team) are expected to present your project to your school or graduate between 01/09/2021 and 01/09/2022*.
▪ Participants can submit work only done in their final year of studies, regardless of the project nature, programme, budget and scale (students can submit graduation projects or any other final year design project as long as it was produced in their final year of study).
▪ If a team/individual would like to submit more than one project, then each submission will need to be registered as a separate entry.
▪ If you registered in Tamayouz International Award’s previous year, you are not eligible to participate this year, even if you didn’t submit.
▪ If you graduated in the previous academic year (01/09/2020 – 01/09/2021) and didn’t participate in the 2021 cycle, you are still eligible to participate. You will pay the “Late Registration Fee” regardless of when you register. Make sure you choose the correct option on the website.
*Finalists will be asked to provide Proof of their status as a final year student graduating during the specified period.

Registration
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 30/June) / $40 Regular (Until 31/July) / $50 Last chance (Until submission deadline), the registration fee is non-refundable.

Institutional Registration Fees (See the 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 their courses.

The submission deadline is the 1st of September 2022 [midnight GMT]. Participants will be responsible for the arrival of their proposals within the corresponding deadlines and no proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

  • This is an anonymous competition and the Unique Registration Number is the only means of identification.
  • The official language of the award is English.
  • The registration fee is $30 Early (Until 30/June) / $40 Regular (Until 31/July) / $50 Last chance (Until submission deadline), the registration fee is non-refundable.
  • The registration cannot be deferred to the following year for any reason.
  • Contacting the jury is prohibited.
  • Tamayouz Excellence Award, as the award organiser, reserves the right to modify the award schedule if deemed necessary.
  • Entries will not be reviewed if any of the rules or submission requirements are not considered.
  • Participants must submit their graduation projects using Tamayouz Templates. 
  • 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.

Award submissions will be automatically disqualified if:

  • Any attempt of any form of communication regarding this award is made with a jury member 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 of the author/s.
  • Any submission does not abide by the submission requirements and rules as stated in this brief.
  • 2021 Cycle Launch: May/2022
  • Early Registration Period: 07/May – 30/Jun
  • Standard Registration Period: 01/Jul- 31/Jul
  • Last Chance to register Period: 01/Aug- 01/Sep
  • Start of Submissions Period: 01/Jun/2022
  • End of Submissions Period: 01/Sep/2022
  • Long-list Announcement: Sep/2022
  • Long-list Announcement: Oct/2022
  • Short-list Announcement: Oct/2022
  • Winner Announcement: Nov/2022

We are looking for aspirational and transformative projects that tackle local and global challenges and that are informed by a holistic understanding of context.

  1. RELEVANCE: A declaration of conditions that set the contextual parameters of the proposal. Clarity of research process.
  2. RESPONSE: Aspirational, transformative and original projects with a programmatic response to existing environmental, social conditions and local challenges. Clarity of design process.
  3. RESOLUTION: A clearly declared architectural/urban intent and design vision. Spatial, material and technical realisation.

Due to the instability and difficult security situation and the impossibility of making online payments, students studying at universities in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela and Yemen can register for free Here.

Also, students with refugee status (proof needed) from any nationality are exempt from registration fees.

Students from the following universities can register for Free for this year, their universities have enrolled them via our institutional sponsor’s scheme:

  • Ajman University – UAE 

Sponsored Registration Link For students is Here

If you are interested in becoming an institutional sponsor, it is easy, REGISTER HERE​

PREVIOUS WINNERS
PREVIOUSLY SPONSORED REGISTRATIONS

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.