The International VELUX Award is a competition for students of architecture that runs every second year. We challenge students from all over the world to work with daylight as an ever relevant source of light, life and joy. The award is one of the most important global student competitions of its kind.

Submission is now closed. The jury will review the projects in July and the regional winners will be announced in August.

Have you remembered to complete your profile?

Now that you have signed up for the International VELUX Award 2020 you are ready to go. Almost. Before you start thinking about the next step in your IVA journey, make sure your profile is completed.

Remember to complete your profile in order to be able to submit a project.

Before the submissions open the 1st of April, you need to have filled in all the boxes on you IVA profile. To complete your profile, log on to MyIVA and check the following:

Countries and regions

When you register your school and country you will automatically be assigned to one of the following world regions 1) Western Europe, 2) Eastern Europe and the Middle East, 3) the Americas, 4) Asia+ Oceania and 5) Africa. The split in regions is following the International Union architects (UIA) member regions.

Remember that it is the location of your current school or university that defines the country (and not where you have studied before, were born or grew up).

Add the country of your school or university, not your nationality.

Teacher and full contact info

Ensure that your registration is complete – including the name of an assigned teacher and full contact details. You will be able to revise your profile; including team members and teachers until you submit your project.

You need the support of a teacher to submit a project. Add their contact details.

By Mariann Eliassen