Antonio Saba
Pool interior

The OPAL Award

Evaluation criteriaHow to enterEntry feesWinner Structure | ‘Special Awards’

 

Submission deadline December 15th

OPAL seeks the best ArchitectureInterior Design and Property Development projects from around the world, celebrating and honoring diverse exceptional projects globally. We want to see your most Outstanding projects addressing creativity, innovation, social impact, and sustainability while creating a unique cross-industry platform that unites experts and talents.

OPAL is not just another award; it is the opportunity for each participant to gain global visibility for their latest innovative projects and connect with leading professionals within the industry and beyond.

This new award is open to Outstanding entries from all over the world. Winning participants will be offered a unique press and PR exposure to the industry. An exclusive event, organised in London will celebrate the winners. OPAL will reward the world’s most outstanding property projects and expose them to the world.

Click here to enter your Oustanding project.


Download the OPAL info PDF 

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Evaluation criteria:

Submissions are for single projects only.

Each project is evaluated on its own merit. It is not competing against other entries. 

The Jury members cast their votes in separation as opposed to a group forum. The highest overall scoring entries are selected as Winners.

The project must be completed in the last 5 years. It can also be undergoing construction. It can also be a yet-to-be-built project (provided that supporting material is convincing).

The Jury panel evaluates entries based on its creativity, form, and function. The project needs to be clear on its relationship to its environment, its users, and its purpose. Creativity is not enough to be convincing; it needs to show useful function and provide a better living experience for its users, meeting the clients’ expectations. Projects that demonstrate innovation and embracing new technologies, setting new trends, respecting the environment, and pushing boundaries of human ingenuity. Projects with high regard to sustainable building practices, innovation, social impact, and humanitarian issues will earn special attention from the jury.

How to enter

Entering a project is completed online on the OPAL Website, and is a simple 4 step process. Your project can be from anywhere in the world. Enter your project in one of the main categories; Property Developer, Architecture or Interior Design. You will then be presented with a full range of sub-category choices, ie, Small Hotels. You can choose as many sub-categories as you deem necessary to be appropriately represented. 
Upload images, text description and supporting material, ie. pdf’s, weblinks etc., and after payment your project is successfully registered. 

Please ensure you provide sufficient and persuasive material, making your presentation as convincing as possible, this will enable the jury to make the best possible evaluation of your project. You can edit or add to your project anytime before the deadline. 

  • Multiple angles and views of the project and its immediate surroundings.
  • Floor plans or site plans.
  • For restoration or refurbishment projects, please include images before works commenced and after completion
  • PDf’s, weblinks, links to video presentations for supporting material

 

Entry fees

Registration fees per single project entry are:

Early Bird
400GBP
≈ 508.38USD
(-20%)
Regular
500GBP
≈ 635.11USD
Latecomer
575GBP
≈ 730.38USD
(+15%)

 

Early Bird until July 31, 2019

Regular entry from August 1st until December 15, 2019

Latecomer fee from December 16 to December 22, 2019

The above Entry fee is the only fee you will pay. 

Unlike other Awards, there are no extra or hidden fees to pay if your project Wins. Winners’ benefits package and invitation to attend the Awards ceremony* in London are included in the entry fee. We do not charge for certificates or trophies.

A project can be submitted in multiple categories.

Each additional category is discounted to £300, early bird and latecomer fees will be applied accordingly.

Each additional category for the same project is discounted as the above formula.

Prices are in GBP (British pounds).

*We do not cover incurred travel expenses.

 

Click here to submit your Outstanding project

Scroll down for a full list of sub-categories.

 

Winner Structure

Each project is assessed purely on its own merit and not competing against other entries.

Winners – Interior Design:

  • Overall Winner – Interior Design
    Awarded to the highest scoring entry in Interior Design. Will receive the coveted OPAL gold Trophy.
  • Platinum Winner – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score of over 8.5 average.
  • Winner – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score of over 7.5 average.
  • Honorable Mention – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mentions scores. Can be multiple Honorable mention winners.
  • Official Selection – Interior Design
    Awarded to projects has been shortlisted by the pre-selection Jury.

Winners – Architecture:

  • Overall Winner – Architecture
    Awarded to the highest scoring entry in Architecture. Will receive the coveted OPAL gold Trophy.
  • Platinum Winner – Architecture
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score of over 8.5 average.
  • Winner – Architecture
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score of over 7.5 average.
  • Honorable Mention – Architecture
    Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mentions scores. Can be multiple Honorable mention winners.
  • Official Selection – Architecture
    Awarded to projects has been shortlisted by the pre-selection Jury.

Winners – Property Development:

  • Overall Winner – Property Development
    Awarded to the highest scoring entry in Property Development. Will receive the coveted OPAL gold Trophy.
  • Platinum Winner – Property Development
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score of over 8.5 average.
  • Winner – Property Development
    Awarded to projects with a Jury score of over 7.5 average.
  • Honorable Mention – Property Development
    Awarded to projects with a high amount of honorable mentions scores. Can be multiple Honorable mention winners.
  • Official Selection – Property Development
    Awarded to projects has been shortlisted by the pre-selection Jury.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Jury Panel will nominate Outstanding Achievement Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Sustainability Award
    Awarded to the project with most Sustainability votes.
  • Outstanding Social Impact Award
    Awarded to the project with most Humanitarian votes.
  • Outstanding Innovation Award
    Awarded to the project with most Innovation votes.

Categories:

 Property Developer Categories:

  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Apartments
  • Aviation
  • Commercial High-Rise
  • Commercial Low-Rise
  • Commercial Retail / Department Stores / Mall
  • Cultural
  • Disaster Rapid Deployment Housing / Disaster Relief Architecture
  • Educational
  • Sustainable / Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Hotels & Resorts, Small
  • Hotels & Resorts, Big
  • Hotels, Boutique
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Landscape
  • Low-cost housing
  • Landmarks / symbolic structures
  • Leisure
  • Lighting
  • Mixed-Use
  • Office development
  • Prefab homes
  • Public services Development
  • Recreational
  • Residential, High-Rise
  • Residential, Low-Rise
  • Residential, Multiple units
  • Residential, Single
  • Redevelopment & Renovation
  • Retail Development
  • Small Building
  • Social Housing
  • Sustainable/Environmental Development
  • Transportation
  • Yacht / Maritime development
  • Other Property development

 

Architecture Categories:

  • Agricultural Buildings
  • Aviation
  • Commercial High-Rise
  • Commercial Low-Rise
  • Commercial Retail / Department Stores / Mall
  • Commercial Offices
  • Cultural
  • Disaster Rapid Deployment Housing / Disaster Relief Architecture
  • Educational
  • Sustainable / Environmental
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Hotels & Resorts, Small
  • Hotels & Resorts, Big
  • Hotels, Boutique
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Landscape
  • Low-cost housing
  • Landmarks / symbolic structures / memorials / public spaces
  • Leisure
  • Lighting
  • Mixed-Use
  • Prefab homes
  • Recreational
  • Residential High-Rise
  • Residential Low-Rise
  • Residential-Single
  • Restoration & Renovation
  • Retail
  • Small Building
  • Social Housing
  • Transportation
  • Yacht
  • Other Architecture

 

Interior Design Categories:

  • Apartment
  • Aviation
  • Bathroom
  • Commercial
  • Retail / Department Stores / Mall
  • Office
  • Cultural
  • Educational
  • Healthcare
  • Heritage
  • Hotels & Resorts, Small
  • Hotels & Resorts, Big
  • Hotels, Boutique
  • Home Technology
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Kitchen
  • Leisure
  • Lighting
  • Recreational
  • Residential
  • Restoration & Renovation
  • Retail
  • Sustainable / Environmental
  • Show Home
  • Transportation
  • Yacht
  • Other Interior design

 

OPAL ‘Special Awards’

In addition to the open submissions to OPAL, we give 4 ‘Special Awards’ that are nominated exclusively by our jury panel. The four Special Awards are for outstanding projects in Sustainability, Innovation, Social Impact and Lifetime Achievement.

We ask our jury panel to put forward projects for each of the four categories to enter a jury poll. Nominations must be projects within property development, architecture or interior design.

• Lifetime Achievement

Awarded to a person, not a project.  A developer, architect, or interior designer whose contributions have had a profound impact and inspiration to the built environment. It can be a living or recently deceased person.

Sustainability

Projects with the intention to reduce or completely eliminate negative environmental impacts through thoughtful design methods.

• Innovation

Projects that shape the future through the use of new technologies, design principles and materials.

• Social Impact

Projects that are tackling social problems to improve people’s lives.