Young and Upcoming Talent

Recognising new minds and practices in design

The new category aims at recognising designers and ateliers who are the cusp of defining new goals and benchmarks of Indian design. A stark deviation from all categories, this award will highlight practices that are less than six years old and have created path-breaking works in their realm.

Criteria and guidelines

Special criteria

  • Professionals must submit their built work and a brief in 300 words or less about how the project is an exemplar of design, elaborating on the function, context, material use and technology.
  • Participants must submit professionally shot photographs that further explain and illustrate the design.

Entry rules & regulations:

  • Participants must upload their entries on the microsite in PDF, JPEG or PNG format only. It is an online submission.
  • Entries can also be submitted by email at Entries submitted over email must include the following details: designer name, firm name, contact details, company website, category and sub-category, project description (in 300 words or less) and project location.
  • Submissions must include sketches, plans, elevations, any other before and after images of the space with professionally shot pictures (interiors and exteriors).
  • The number of pages in the PDF/Images should not exceed 10. The total file size should not be greater than 50 MB.
  • The project should be described as per the guideline questions in a document in 300 words or less. All information on the project must be addressed through ONE sheet of the PDF only.
  • The project must be absolutely complete and based in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Maldives.
  • The project should not be more than 5 years old (not older than 2017).
  • The registered firm should not be less than 6 years old (Founded post 2016)