Conceptual Design

Welcome to an exploration of the extraordinary and the uncharted in the Conceptual Design category at the NY Architectural Design Awards.

The NY Conceptual Design Awards celebrates the boundless imagination and innovative spirit of architects and designers. This category focuses on visionary ideas and avant-garde concepts that challenge the status quo and offer a glimpse into the future of architecture and design. It includes a range of projects, from theoretical models and experimental designs to forward-thinking urban concepts and futuristic building plans.

We salute the creativity and ingenuity of designers and architects who dare to dream and conceptualize ideas that may redefine our understanding of space, form, and function. Join us in celebrating the bold and imaginative thinkers who are paving the way for groundbreaking designs and developments.

Conceptual Design categories

CD24001. 3D Printed
CD24002. Aging
CD24003. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
CD24004. Beauty & Cosmetics
CD24005. Banking
CD24006. Bionics
CD24007. Children
CD24008. Communication
CD24009. Culinary
CD24010. Domestic Aid
CD24011. Education
CD24012. Electronic Devices
CD24013. Energy
CD24014. Entertainment
CD24015. Exhibition & Events
CD24016. Fashion
CD24017. Flora & Fauna
CD24018. Furniture
CD24019. Futuristic
CD24020. Gaming, AR & VR
CD24021. Green
CD24022. Habitat
CD24023. Healthcare
CD24024. Hobby
CD24025. Home Appliances
CD24026. Illumination
CD24027. Industrial
CD24028. Institutional
CD24029. Interaction
CD24030. Interior Elements
CD24031. Lifestyle
CD24032. Life Science
CD24033. Materials
CD24034. Media & Music
CD24035. Medical / Scientific Equipments
CD24036. Mobile Life
CD24037. Mobility
CD24038. Personal Hygiene
CD24039. Play
CD24040. Products
CD24041. Protection
CD24042. Public Space
CD24043. Relax
CD24044. Safety
CD24045. Security
CD24046. Services
CD24047. Skin Care
CD24048. Smart Home
CD24049. Smart Technologies
CD24050. Sports
CD24051. Technology
CD24052. Third Age
CD24053. Travel / Recreation
CD24054. Transportation
CD24055. Wearable
CD24056. Workplace
CD24000. Conceptual Design / Other__

Deadlines & Fees

The NY Architectural Design Awards invites contributions from designers at all stages of their projects – whether in-progress, finalized, or purely conceptual. Winners are chosen based on the quality and materials of a single entry, not a collective portfolio, emphasizing the significance of each individual submission.

In the process of giving back to the contributions of proud designers, the award’s cost-effective entry fees offer all entrants with exceptional value for recognition at much lower fees. A $30 annual administrative fee is utilized for the first entry of each competition year, which covers expenses including printing, mailing, and data management. This ensures that the fees are kept consistent, bringing about greater value especially for those submitting multiple entries.

Entry Period
Early Bird
(May 15 - Jun 20, 2024)
(Jun 21 - Jul 17, 2024)
(Jul 18 - Aug 21, 2024)
Final Extension
(Aug 22 - Sep 18, 2024)
Professional Design
1st Entry
$199 $209 $229 $239
Professional Design
Additional Category*
$139 $149 $169 $179
Professional Design
Additional Entry
$199 $209 $229 $239
Student Design
1st Entry
$70 $80 $90 $100
Student Design
Additional Category*
$40 $50 $60 $70
Student Design
Additional Entry
$70 $80 $90 $100
Results Announcement: Nov 8, 2024

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant, or by the NY Architectural Design Awards for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

Work submitted must have been created after January 1, 2020.

Winner's Benefits

Benefits / Winning Level Design
of the Year
2024 Ava Statuette YES / /
Exclusive “Design of the Year” Certification YES / /
Seasonal Features on Winners Highlight Section YES / /
Listed in Official Winner Press Release YES / /
Priority Features on NY Architectural Design Awards e-Newsletter YES / /
Spotlighted Winner Article on Media Partner Site – Muse.World YES YES /
Dedicated Social Media Posts YES YES /
Access to Marketing & Promotional Materials YES YES YES
Exclusive Access to Winner’s Interview YES YES YES
Dedicated Winner’s Profile / Page YES YES YES
Eligible to Purchase Ava Statuette YES YES YES
Winner Certificate YES YES YES
Digital Winner Badge YES YES YES


Submit your entry online in FOUR easy steps:



Tap the "My Account" button to register your username and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."



Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.



Upload your entry* to the system.



Click “Checkout” to process your entry fees.

* File Limits; Up to 10 files in in JPEG/PNG and/or PDF can be uploaded per entry. For a smooth uploading process, please ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

* Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

* Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

* Limit written descriptions of your project to 350 words or less.