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1.0 Introduction 

VELUX have launched the ‘Roof Window Award’ design competition to recognise work which demonstrates the best use of roof windows in a residential setting. The winning designer, architect or practice will receive a monetary prize and a VELUX product in recognition of their success. 

2.0 Conditions of Entry

In completing your entry, you are declaring that you are the author/s of the designs depicted. The permission of any collaborating parties should be obtained before submitting entries.

Architects, designers or practices must be based in the UK or Ireland and all projects submitted must be located in the UK or Ireland. There is no limit to the number of entries that an individual or practice can submit. 

All projects must be from the residential sector and must feature a VELUX roof window product to be eligible. 

All projects must be complete at the time of entry and projects must have been completed within the last 10 years (from November 2018). 

5.0 Assessment Criteria

Entries will be assessed on the extent to which they demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Use of daylight and ventilation – bringing natural light and air into the building
  • Fitness for purpose – how the design has enhanced the lives of the occupants
  • Elegance of design

The judging panel will be selected representatives of the architectural and design community.

The overall winner will be decided by the panel of judges and the decision of the judges will be final. 

6.0 Entry Requirements 

Designers, architects and practices are required to submit a brief description of the project details, including location (no more than 150 words), along with an explanation as to why they believe their project displayed a good use of daylight and ventilation and how the project enhanced the lives of the occupants. 

Entrants are encouraged to include a variety of photographs of the completed project along with any design drawings which may support the entry. 

7.0 Copyright 

Copyright is retained by the author, however by entering the competition, entrants permit the use of their work to be used in any promotion relating to the Roof Window Award design competition undertaken by VELUX.

VELUX retain the right to use entries to promote this competition. VELUX will contact individual designers/practices to agree permission for any use in addition to this. 

8.0 Closing Date

All entries must be completed no later than 12 midnight on 30th November 2018 and the winner will be announced on or around Wednesday 19th December 2018 by VELUX

9.0 Prizes

A monetary prize of £2,000 will be awarded to the successful winner, as well as a VELUX curved glass rooflight for use on a future project. 

10.0 Timeline

Date                           Event                  
1 June 2018     Launch
30 November 2018  Close date for entries 
11 December 2018    Judging day & final decision made
19 December 2018 Successful winner announced