The jury has met, and winners have been chosen!

All of our winners have been contacted. If you have not been contacted, you have not been chosen as a recipient for an award.

All winners will be featured in our December issue.

Welcome to the

Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program
for Religious Art & Architecture

The Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards program is co-sponsored by Faith & Form Magazine and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects. The awards program was founded in 1978 with the goal of honoring the best in architecture, liturgical design and art for religious spaces. The program offers five primary categories for awards: Religious Architecture, Liturgical/Interior Design, Sacred Landscape, Religious Arts, and Unbuilt Work.

Awards and Recognition

Award recipients receive significant recognition including printed and framed citations, recognition at an IFRAA awards presentation, full-page coverage in Faith & Form's Annual Awards Issue and project board exhibition at the AIA National Convention.

Award Categories

Entries are welcomed and encouraged from architects, landscape architects, designers, artists, students, and consultants. Our entry categories and entry requirements are detailed below.

The 2014 Jury Panel

  • Chair/Liturgical Designer: Terry Byrd Eason
    Terry Byrd Eason Design / Chapel Hill, NC
  • Architect: Craig Rafferty
    Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson Lindke Architects /
    St. Paul, MN
  • Architect: Douglas Johnston
    William Rawn Associates / Boston, MA
  • Artist: Michael Berkowicz
    Presentations Gallery / Mount Vernon, NY
  • Clergy: Robb Webb
    The Duke Endowment / Charlotte, NC

View past winners here (2005-2013)


Entry is a simple process!

  • Thank you for your interest and participation in the Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program. Watch this site for announcements concerning this year's winning entries and next year's Call for Entries.

    • Read the general submission guidelines and specific instructions (lower on this page) and gather all your materials.
    • Sign up for a US/Canada or International account; choose your own password and remember it! Passwords are case-sensitive.
    • Receive your user name via email.
    • Log in with your new user name and the password you chose. (Remember: passwords are case-sensitive!)
    • Select the number and type of entries you'll be submitting; pay for them via our convenient shopping cart.
    • Enter all your information and upload your photos and/or drawings (maximum of 18 total).
    • You're done!

Religious Architecture Awards

    • New Facilities Awards
      Any new building or complex of buildings that supports the mission of a religion (including non-worship facilities).
    • Renovation Awards
      Any renovated building or complex of buildings that supports the mission of a religion (including non-worship facilities).
    • Restoration Awards
      Any restored building or complex of buildings that supports the mission of a religion (including non-worship facilities). This award recognizes a creative use of craft, technology, research and new-meets-old concepts without sacrificing the original intent of the architecture.
  • Open to architects licensed in the United States and abroad.

  • Cost per entry: $195

  • Religious Architecture Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

Sacred Landscape Awards

  • Any landscape design that supports a religious or spiritual purpose. This award recognizes the use of landscape and man-made materials to create outdoor environments—new or restored—conducive to prayer, meditation, or transcendence. This category is open to architects, landscape architects, designers, design consultants, and artists.
  • Cost per entry: $125

  • Sacred Landscape Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

Liturgical/Interior Design Awards

  • This award recognizes the design of interior space in the context of how ambiance and character have been established through the interaction of form and ritual ceremony; how the design reflects the understanding of a particular theology and its ritual symbolism; and how it brings spirituality to the space. This category is open to architects, designers, interior designers, design consultants in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Cost per entry: $195

  • Liturgical/Interior Design Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

Unbuilt Work

  • Any new building, complex of buildings, interior design, or landscape environment designed for an actual client, that supports the mission of a religion (including non-worship facilities), but has yet to be constructed (has not attained “substantial completion”). This category is open to all architects, landscape architects, designers, interior designers, and design consultants in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Cost per entry: $125

  • Unbuilt Work Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

Religious Arts Awards

    • Visual Arts Awards
      Including painting, mosaics, stained glass, sculpture, iconography, textiles, etc.
    • Liturgical Furnishings Awards
      Furnishing design that enhances the ritual ceremony.
    • Ceremonial Object Awards
      Objects playing supportive roles in ritual ceremony.
  • This category is open to all artists, designers, design consultants, and architects in the U.S. or abroad.

  • Cost per entry: $125

  • Religious Arts Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

Student Work

  • Any design for a building, complex of buildings, interior design, landscape environment, or artwork that supports a religious purpose, produced by a student of art, architecture, interior design, environmental design, or liturgical design in a religious or secular institution for higher learning in the U.S. or abroad. This category is open for submission by students and/or their professors, but must be substantially student work.
  • Cost per entry: $50

  • Student Work Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

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