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A: No, participation in the International VELUX Award is free – but you need to be registered in order to participate. Details will arrive in May 2017.
A: Yes, you must be signed up as a student (bachelor or master) in the study year 2017-18. PhD students are not allowed to participate - neither individually nor in teams.
A: Yes, we welcome interdisciplinary teams, but there must be students of architecture included as well and the project must be backed by a named teacher from a named school of architecture.
A: No - neither individually nor in teams.
A: You are free to use or further elaborate a previous project, if you believe in it. We recommend, however, that you prepare a specific new project.
A: You may specify the location of your project.
A: The International VELUX Award is open for your personal ideas about daylight in architecture and following the two categories: “Daylight in buildings” or “Daylight investigations”. See more in the International VELUX Award brief.
A: Yes, you may submit more than one project (or be participant in more teams) if you have registered specifically for the different projects - and if every project is backed by named teachers. However, we recommend that you participate only with one elaborated project.
A: A named teacher at a named school of architecture is enough, not necessarily a professor or a PhD.
A: Yes to both questions. Teachers may back several student projects, and one project may be supported by two teachers.
A: No, you have to write English letters or the system will not be able to recognize the letters.
A: The full competition rules are available in the International VELUX Award brief.
A: NO, there are no limits in the number of team members, but maximum two team members will be invited to the Award ceremony.
A: YES, you can have one or more teachers. Teachers will not be invited to the Award ceremony.
A: YES, and the teacher’s name needs to be included in your project registration details before you submit your project.
A: NO, we welcome interdisciplinary teams, but all team members must be registered students in the study year 2017-18.
A: YES, teams can be formed across schools, countries and even continents BUT it is the school and country of the team captain that defines the origin of the project.
A: YES, you can select one teacher from any of the schools.
A: YES, if you have graduated (finalized your master) within the study year 2017-18 you are allowed to participate (individually or in a team).
A: NO, if you already graduated as an architect you cannot participate.
A: Your project will then meet category B; daylight investigations.
A: YES, you can work with all aspects of natural light.
A: YES, that is within the scope of the award – and will meet category B, daylight investigations.
A: Your project will be in category B; daylight investigations.
A: Your project will be in category A; daylight in buildings, if you are including considerations about the interiors and their daylight conditions.
A: NO, the award is not restricted to the use of VELUX products. Innovative thinking and use of specific VELUX components as daylight providers will however be within the scope of the award and the jury will be allowed to give special prizes to the best projects.
A: YES, you can work with daylight in buildings of all scales eg. from a modest shed to a school or a railway station as you like.
A: YES, there are no limitations to where you choose your location.