Registration for the International VELUX Award 2022 for Students of Architecture is open

VELUX Group invites students of architecture all over the world to participate in the International VELUX Award under the theme ‘Light of Tomorrow’.

The 2022 competition celebrates the 10th edition and so far, tens of thousands of students have joined with exciting daylight projects from more than 800 schools in more than 100 countries around the world.

Since the International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture was first launched in 2004, it has grown into what is probably the largest competition for students of architecture - the architects who will shape buildings of the future.

The award invites students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to encourage and challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of natural light as an ever-relevant source of energy, light and life.

The students – in teams or individually – are invited to work on projects in one of the two categories: ‘Daylight in buildings’ or ‘Daylight investigations’.

What is special about the award is that it acknowledges the role of the teacher in projects – with a prize also for teachers or mentors.

Two regional winners will be elected in each of the five world regions and the winners will be invited to the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon in December 2022. Up to EUR 30,000 will be distributed amongst the winning students and teachers.

Register now

Registration is open from 1 September 2021 until 1 April 2022.

Interested students must register individually – with name, email address, name of school and country. After that, they should form their teams, connect with their teachers and start reflecting on and developing their projects.

Registration is required in order to submit a project before 15 June 2022.

Register here.

Key dates

1 September 2021 Registration opens

1 April 2022 Registration closes

15 April 2022 Deadline for questions

15 April 2022 Submission opens

15 June 2022 Submission deadline; project upload

July 2022 Jury meeting and evaluation of all submitted projects

August 2022 Regional winners announcement

December 2022 Winners presentation and announcement at the World Architecture Festival


Find the award brief and information on how to take part in the International VELUX Award 2022 at

Follow the International VELUX Award on Instagram and Facebook for all the news and updates.

A source of inspiration

The International VELUX Award is part of the DAYLIGHT & ARCHITECTURE community presented by VELUX. Rounding up unique content created by architects, journalists and researchers, the website offers a rich library of filmed lectures, daylight talks and articles.

The content is especially valuable for students of architecture joining the International VELUX Award competition, for finding inspiration and for expanding understanding of the importance of daylight for our daily lives, well-being and health.

Follow DAYLIGHT & ARCHITECTURE on Instagram to get the news and event updates, and be the first to sign up for the upcoming Daylight Talks!


About the VELUX Group

For more than 80 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 36 countries and around 11,000 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2022, the VELUX Group had total revenue of EUR 2.99 billion, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 4.29 billion, and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 181 million in charitable grants.

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