Competition Info


New York Designs solicits entries of all scales and types, from commercial to residential, public to private, new construction to historic preservation, interiors to landscape. Our goal is to provide a snapshot of our membership’s professional contributions by displaying the diversity and quality of work being done at home and abroad.

There are no requirements for project location or stage of completion. Un-built competition entries, theoretical projects, temporary projects, and design research are all welcome. Built projects must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

Entrants must be members of any New York City-based AIA chapter listed above. Eligible member categories include:

  •  Architect Member
  •  Associate Member*
  •  International Associate Member*
  •  Allied, Corresponding, Corporate or Student Members*

*Entries not submitted by a Registered Architect must credit the Architect of Record where applicable.

Non-members must join prior to completing a submission. For more information on membership, please visit For assistance, contact Chapter staff at

Submission Instructions

After creating an account on the submission portal, entrants will be prompted to enter project information. All submissions from a single firm should be submitted under one username.

Entrants will then be prompted to pay the non-refundable per-project submission fee. There are two submission rates based on category. Each project requires a separate submission fee as follows:

  • 1 Standard – 18″H x 24″W – $200 submission fee
  • 1 Double High – 36″H x 24″W – $300 submission fee

Due to space limitations, all projects submissions that meet eligibility criteria will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no selection jury. A single firm may submit up to four projects.

All images should be at 300 dpi at the dimensions outlined for the category submission and saved as .jpg, .png, or .tiff files. Each image should consist of one (1) photograph, drawing, or rendering with no additional text or formatting. Composed project boards will not be accepted. No watermarks are permitted. AIANY will use a standard format for each project’s accompanying credits.

You must include a completed Image Release Form with your submission.

Image Release Form

Please include a completed Image Release Form with your submission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the same project be submitted multiple times? For example, can the same project be submitted by both the architect and the interior designer?
Yes, but we require distinct images of the project for each submission.

Can a firm submit multiple projects?
Yes. Firms may submit a maximum of four projects.

Will refunds be issued if I decide not to participate after registering?
All project submissions are final; no refunds will be issued after payment has been made.

Is there a release form that needs to be filled out for projects to be displayed?
AIA New York requires entrants to complete, sign, and upload the Image Release Form. During the submission process, entrants will be required to confirm that all necessary permissions from the submitted project’s design lead and owners/client to participate in the exhibition have been obtained as well.

NOTE: AIA New York reserves the right to exclude any project that does not meet all stated criteria. Please read the eligibility and submission requirements carefully. No refunds will be issued.


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