The Female Frontier Awards: Powered by World Architecture News recognise remarkable, talented and visionary women of all ages, at every level across Architecture.

These awards will champion best practice, support new and established talent and celebrate the firms who are supporting women in their roles.

Along with celebrating design-led achievements, we will also be putting a spotlight on the great leadership and innovation which drives success in architecture. 

It doesn’t matter what stage you are in in your career,  we want to celebrate all of the groundbreaking women in architecture, whether you are entry level or the founder of your own practice. 

The 2021 awards are now closed, next steps will be for the expert judging panel to deliberate on the entries. Winners will be revealed in April 2021.

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1. Global Reach: These awards are open to small enterprises as well as larger companies from all around the globe. WAN is an international portfolio of world class architecture, seen by a global audience of more than 450,000 unique website visitors, 800,000 page views per year, 62,000 newsletter subscribers and a social media following of more than 1.3 million.

2. Be Seen: Opportunity for you and your team to be seen and for your work to be reviewed by an international expert judging panel of industry renowned architects and leaders in the built environment space

3. Spotlight Case Study: Stand out entrants and projects will be invited to have a standalone story/piece written about them demonstrating best practice and aspirational ways of working to the wider industry

4. Boost Your Profile: Winners and finalists will receive a written profile in the Female Frontiers Awards: Powered by World Architecture News digital supplement

5. Career Enhancement: Finalists and winners will be eligible to be considered to join the judging panel for the 2021 WAN Awards

6. Betterment and enhance your career progression: Gain insight and unique feedback from the judging panel on your entries


Advisory Board

World Architecture News convened an advisory board of industry leaders to gain thoughts and insights on the best way for these awards to be structured. Discussion points included the key challenges for women in architecture currently, how these may differ from country to country, career paths and specific issues that may form barriers.

Through these discussions it became undeniably clear that women in the architecture space deserve true recognition for exemplary work at all stages of their career development and at all stages of building design.

We believe that these conversations have been integral in the creation of these awards - a big thank you to everyone involved!

Key information

Key dates

Early Bird Deadline - Friday 9th October 2020
Standard Deadline - Friday 4th December 2020
Judging - February 2021
Winners revealed - April 2021

Entry pricing

Early Bird Fee - £275.00 + VAT
Standard Fee - £310.00 + VAT
Late Fee - £385.000 + VAT (after 4th December 2020)

Reduced Entry Fee Categories

Social Change Champion Award
Standard Fee - £250.00 + VAT (expires 4th December 2020)
Late Fee - £325.00 + VAT 

Architectural Student of the Year
Standard Fee - £100.00 + VAT (expires 4th December 2020)
Late Fee - £175.00 + VAT

*Please note, VAT is applicable to all UK registered companies. This will be applied at check out.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Female Frontier Awards: Powered by World Architecture News offers you the chance to align your business with the people, teams and companies that are leading the way in Architecture.

As a marketing and business development opportunity, the Awards offer you the chance to promote your products and services to our audience. Build your brand at our premier events, whether in person or digitally, in our marketing campaigns as well as the awards website.

You will also be able to access to World Architecture News's highly engaged audience. With over 100,000 monthly unique page views and 35k unique monthly users on worldarchitecturenews.com, there is no better way to reach the heart of architecture. 

Please get in contact and we can build a bespoke package to deliver any business objective, please contact Hattie Marks on: [email protected] or +44 (0)20 8267 4181

We look forward to hearing from you.