International VELUX Award 2020

Deadline: 1 April 2020
Open to: students of architecture from all over the world
Awards: cash prizes


The International VELUX Award 2020 for Students of Architecture wants to encourage and challenge students of architecture to explore the theme of daylight – and to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.

The award celebrates and promotes excellence in completed study works. These works can be made as works complying with the prize scope of rethinking the values of conscious daylighting design with focus on people’s health in living and working environments.

The award encourages projects that celebrate the privilege of being a student; with curiosity and with the willingness to think “out of the box” – as well as consider the social, sociological and environmental dimension of light.

The award wants to acknowledge not only the students but their teachers as well. Therefore, teachers of the projects are also awarded.


The award is open to any registered student of architecture – individual or team – all over the world. They encourage multi-disciplinary teams including e.g. engineering, design and landscaping. Every student or student team must be backed and granted submission by a teacher from a school of architecture. The award welcomes projects from individuals or groups of students, who are students during the study year 2019/20.


The total prize money is up to 30,000 EUR. Depending on the results of the international jury, a Grand Prize of 5,000 EUR per category will be awarded (4,000 EUR to the student and 1,000 EUR to the teacher) for the most outstanding projects. Depending on the results for each region, a prize of 1,250 EUR per category will be awarded for the best projects (1,000 EUR to the student and 250 EUR to the teacher). The jury will be allowed to award a number of special prizes, including prizes for innovative use of VELUX products.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.