Do I have to pay to submit my project?
NO, participation in the International VELUX Award is free – but you need to be registered in order to participate.
Do I have to be a student for being allowed to participate?
YES, you must be signed up as a student (bachelor or master) in the study year 2019-20. PhD students are not allowed to participate - neither individually nor in teams.
Can students of engineering or other disciplines participate?
YES, we welcome interdisciplinary teams, but there must be students of architecture included as well and the project must be backed by a named teacher from a named school of architecture.
Are PhD students allowed to participate?
NO - neither individually nor in teams.
Am I allowed to reuse an old project from my university studies or do I have to create a new project for the competition?
You are free to use or further elaborate a previous project, if you believe in it. We recommend, however, that you prepare a new project specifically for this competition.
Can I include a country name as part of the location of my project, or is that forbidden due to anonymity?
You may specify the location of your project.
What are the requirements to the project; should it be a specific kind of project, with a specific size?
The International VELUX Award is open for your personal ideas about daylight in architecture and following the two categories: “Daylight in buildings” or “Daylight investigations”. See more in the International VELUX Award brief.
Can I participate with more than one project?
Yes, you may submit more than one project (or be participant in more teams). You must registered a new account specifically for each different project - and every project needs to be backed by named teachers. However, we recommend that you participate only with one elaborated project.
Does the teacher have to be a professor or PhD student to back up a student project?
A named teacher at a named school of architecture is enough, not necessarily a professor or a PhD student.
Can a teacher back two student projects and is it possible to have two teachers backing the submitted project?
YES to both questions. Teachers may back several student projects, and one project may be supported by two teachers.
Can I use other characters than English characters?
NO, you have to write English letters or the system will not be able to recognise the letters.