2019 awards submission system

Account Sign-up and Online Submissions are NOW OPEN!
Closing date for submissions is June 30, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PAST ENTRANTS: YOUR PREVIOUS ACCOUNT SETTINGS ARE NO LONGER VALID. YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THIS YEAR'S CONTEST IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR CONSIDERATION.

Welcome to the

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

The Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards program is co-sponsored by Faith & Form Magazine and Interfaith Design (ID, formerly IFRAA, the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, & Architecture), 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 Student Work.

Account Sign-up and Online Submissions are NOW OPEN!
Closing date for submissions is June 30, 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PAST ENTRANTS: YOUR PREVIOUS ACCOUNT SETTINGS ARE NO LONGER VALID. WHEN ENTRIES OPEN, YOU WILL HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THIS YEAR'S CONTEST IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK FOR CONSIDERATION.

Awards and Recognition

Award recipients receive significant recognition including printed and framed citations, recognition at an ID 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 Jury Panel

  • Chair/Architect: Kathleen Lane
    AIA Baltimore / Baltimore, MD
  • Architect: James Theimer
    Trilogy Architect / Redding, CA
  • Clergy: Rev. Gilbert Ostdiek
    Catholic Theological Union / Chicago, IL
  • Artist: Scott Parsons
    Sioux Falls, SD
  • Liturgical Designer: Annie Dixon
    Dixon Studio / Staunton, VA
  • View past winners here (2012-2018)


    Entry is a simple process!

    • Thank you for your interest and participation in the Faith & Form/ID 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.
      • Adaptive Re-Use/Re-Purpose
        Any building or complex of buildings that supports the mission of a religion (including non-worship facilities) that that has been adapted for new uses or purposes, shared by the faith community and an outside entity (such as a non-profit organization, arts group, soup kitchen, health center, housing, etc.). This award recognizes a creative use of design, craft, technology, and adaptive concepts that give existing religious facilities a new lease on life.
    • Open to architects licensed in the United States and abroad.

    • Cost per entry: $250

    • 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: $175

    • 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: $250

    • 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: $170

    • 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: $150

    • 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: $65

    • Student Work Eligibility, Judging Criteria, and Submission Requirements

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