Awards 2021 Why enter?

Why enter the Awards?

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards offers unprecedented exposure and access to the world's leading hospitality designers, operators and media.

  • be seen by a highly respected and influential judging panel
  • get promoted to a following of +45k designers, architects and hospitality operators
  • be covered by the world’s leading design and lifestyle publications
  • reach our social media following via promotion of entries across all our channels
  • great exposure for new and established entrants alike
  • unprecedented credibility, visibility and reach

The highly influential and international judging panel for this year’s Awards comprises of 45 leading figures working across design, architecture, hospitality and lifestyle and includes Amanda Elder (Chief Commercial Officer, Kempinski Hotels), Sarah Douglas (Editor in Chief, Wallpaper*), Knut Wylde (General Manager, The Berkeley) and many other global influencers.

The Awards are followed by over 45k+ of the most prominent architects, hotel, restaurant & bar operators and media globally. This means that the Awards have unprecedented credibility and reach.

Every entry will be published on the Awards website and remain there for all time. Hotel, Restaurant and Bar operators around the world follow the awards closely and use the website as a source to identify the best designers and design trends.

All shortlisted and winning projects will be promoted via our social media, with studios able to promote themselves online with digital plaques. Winning projects also have the option of receiving a trophy and winners logo, for use on websites / other media.

In addition to a significant social media following, especially on Instagram, the 2020 - Restaurant & Bar Design Awards and its winners achieved unprecedented global media coverage in titles including Elle Decoration, Vogue Living, Architectural Digest and Condé Nast Traveler, to name a few.

View 2020 press coverage

Guidelines & Schedule

This year's guidelines and schedule including entry fees and key dates you will need to be aware of.

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Entrant benefits

All project entries are showcased on our website in perpetuity. It is widely used as a source of both inspiration, trend forecasting and to identify designers working in the field.

View 2020 entries

Shortlisted benefits

A Shortlisted week beginning on 9th August 2021 will showcase all shortlist projects on Instagram and the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards website. The Shortlisted (designer and client) will receive digital plaques to highlight their achievement for use on websites / other media.

View 2020 shortlist

Winner benefits

All winners will have their project published on an exclusive winners section of the website, including the homepage, which is highlighted throughout the following awards year. Winners also receive marketing material to promote themselves as a Restaurant & Bar Design Awards winner on their own websites and other media.

All winners are widely promoted via our social media networks, especially Instagram. The whole world will know you've won and the world’s design and lifestyle media will feature the winning projects.

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