Frequently asked questions

1What file types can I submit?

Each file uploaded should be a maximum size of 15MB file size. PDFs are recommended.


2What dimensions should my rendering have?

Submit PDF with A2 size sheet (594mm x 420mm) Landscape orientation. As your file is going to be viewed on a computer/laptop screen. Refer to Submission Requirement & Format given in the brief.


3What type of renderings can be submitted?

Your rendering(s) can take the form of a perspective, parallel projection, section, or abstract. As long as it portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings or interior space, it is eligible. It can be located anywhere in the world and be at any scale.


4Can I submit more than one rendering?

Yes! You can submit as many renderings as you like but each entry must be registered with a separate email ID.


5Can my rendering be of an existing building or an interior space?

Yes. Your rendering can illustrate a new architectural or interior design proposal or an existing piece of architecture or interior design. It should capture the experience of those that would inhabit it in some way.


6What type of software can I use to create my rendering?

Any 3D modeling software and post-production software (such as photoshop) can be used. The image should be identifiable as a rendering rather than a photo, and also attach clay render or wireframe or Model without Texture as guided in the submission requirements. The Archdais team will use its discretion to judge eligibility and reserves the right to disqualify entries.


7How will my renderings be judged?

Submissions will be judged online according to three key criteria: Communication, aesthetics, and impact. Definitions of those 3 terms can be found on the judging criteria page given in the brief. (Download it from our website www.archdais.com)


8Can multiple people submit a rendering as a team?

Yes! Teams of up to three can submit an entry. One person in the team must be designated as the “team leader”. In the event a team wins, prize money will be given to the team leader and they will be responsible for distributing the prize among their team members.


9How can I be sure you have received my entry?

You will receive a confirmation email from submission@archdais.com once the submission deadline has ended, even if you share the entry before the deadline, a confirmation will be shared after 24-48 hours of the deadline.


10Can I withdraw my entry? Will I get a refund?

Refunds WILL NOT be issued.


11Do I have to be an architect or interior designer or architecture/interior design student to enter?

No. The Great Render Competition celebrates the architectural process and all of those who aspire to create great architecture/ interior design spaces. Students, design enthusiasts, and the general public are encouraged to submit.


12Do I have to be based in India to participate?

No, The Great Render Competition is a global awards program and anyone in the world may enter.


13I just graduated. Can I enter as a Student?

Yes — Class of 2022 students that just graduated or are about to graduate can enter as Students.


14Does the entry description need to be in English?

Yes. To ensure our judges can review and score your work we require your descriptions to be submitted in English.


15What is The Great Render Competition timeline?

Opening Call for Entries: Friday, August 5th, 2022 Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 Standard Entry Deadline: Sunday, October 30th, 2022 Late Entry Deadline: Friday, November 25th, 2022 Submission Deadline: Thursday, 1st December 2022 Winners Announced: Wednesday, 25th January 2023


16Is there an entry fee for The Great Render Competition?

Archdais community supported and entry fees enable us to run competitions sustainably, as well as publish and promote the best submissions year-round across Archdais. The fees for each entry period are as follows: Early Bird: Indian Nationals INR 1000 | Foreign Nationals USD 30$ Standard: Indian Nationals INR 1500 | Foreign Nationals USD 45$ Late: Indian Nationals INR 2000 | Foreign Nationals USD 60$


17Who is the Jury for The Great Render, Competition?

The Jury for 'The Great Render Competition' is as follows 1. Rheza Eka Nugraha, Kun Kun Visuals (Indonesia) 2. Andras Kaldos, Brick Visual (Hungary) 3. Vsevolod Belyaev, Kos studio (Russia)


18Is it possible to receive the judge’s rating and/or comments for my entry?

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of entries, Archdais cannot offer individual comments to its entrants.


19How many entrants will win The Great Render Competition?

50 entrants will be shortlisted. Out of these Finalists, Three (3) winners will be selected by our Jury to win the INR 100,000 cash prize, with 15 Honourable Mentions along with the top 32 entries shortlisted for TOP 50.


20What do I get if I win The Great Render Competition or if my entry is chosen as a Finalist?

To help promote achievement, Finalists will receive special coverage on Archdais.com and Archdais’s social media channels. Three Winners will receive INR 100,000 cash prize & Certification.


21Further Help and Support

If the questions above don't answer your question, please email us at competitions@archdais.com and we'll be glad to help.


22Are the teams allowed to share their work for the competition before the winners are announced by the organizer?

The participants are only permitted to share their proposal for the competition on social media or any other platform once the winners are revealed officially. Archdais will also publish each submission at this date and will be working with many design platforms to attract publication opportunities.


23What is the competition brief?

The competition brief is a document that explains the design problem you'll be solving. It includes site details, design requirements, and criteria for judging. This document can be downloaded from our website.


24Are multiple entries allowed for submission and can hand-drawn sheets be submitted?

Participants are free to submit multiple entries or projects, but each entry must be registered by a separate email ID. One sheet will have one project only. Hand-drawn sheets are allowed for submission, participants can scan and mail them to us on submission@archdais.com. Follow all the submission guidelines carefully.


25How can I get a discount on the competition fee?

Discounts can be obtained in two ways. Firstly, through a promo code, which is a tool to obtain a discount on the competition fee. It's not mandatory for registration, but it can help reduce the cost. You can get a promo code either from an Archdais influencer or by writing to us at competition@archdais.com. Secondly, if you are registering a group, a discount is available for a minimum of five teams. During registration, continue adding teams and their information using different email IDs for each team registration. If you encounter any issues while availing this discount, please write to us at competition@archdais.com with the subject line "Group Discount Query”.


26Where all do the participants need to use their unique team code?

All the participants would be using their team code on the top right corner of their sheets, as the name of their submission and wherever requested by the organizer. This code will be their only identification for the process related with this competition. Kindly read the submission guidelines given in the brief carefully.


27Is there an entry fee for the competition?

Yes, participating in the competition does require an entry fee. Archdais.com is a community-supported platform and the entry fees help us manage competitions sustainably. They also support us in publishing and promoting outstanding submissions across the Archdais community throughout the year. You can find specific entry fee details in the competition brief.


28Further Help and Support

For additional inquiries related to the competition, visit the 'Ask us a Question' section located under the FAQ page of the competition. Please note, this section becomes visible after you've logged in. Feel free to write your queries there, and our team will respond as soon as possible. We also encourage you to browse through our FAQ section, as it addresses most common concerns.


29Are there any restrictions on who can participate in the competition?

We invite everyone, irrespective of their professions or qualifications, to join the competition and present their ideas. Interdisciplinary teams are also welcome to join. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over the age of 18.


30Can team members be from different firms or colleges?

Yes, team members from different firms or colleges can participate together. There is no age limit, however, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over the age of 18.


31How many team members can participate and can we change team members after registration?

A team can have up to 3 members and cannot exceed this number. Participants who desire to participate individually can do so by filling and submitting the details for the team leader. Teams can add new members after registration, as long as their total members do not exceed 3. To do this, please send us your request on competition@archdais.com with the details of the new team member along with the team Unique Teamcode.


32What does the participant do when they don’t get a unique identification code after the payment is made?

If you do not receive the team code after making the payment, retrieve it by visiting the competition page, clicking on 'Get my Teamcode', and entering your transaction ID and registered email ID. If this doesn't work, email us at competition@archdais.com with the subject line "Unique Identification Code Issue" and include a screenshot of your payment receipt. We aim to resolve such issues within 24-36 business hours.


33What should the participants do in case the payments are not available in our country?

We request the participants to send us the queries on competition@archdais.com to get an alternate payment method. We would send you all the possible payment methods.


34What happens if there is a technical issue with the submission?

If you find any technical error while uploading the submission on the website, you can share your submission materials via email to submission@archdais.com with the team code as the email subject.


35Where & how can I submit my sheet?

You have two methods to submit your design proposal, declaration form, and Project estimation : 1. Website Submission: ● Log in at www.archdais.com with your registered email ID. ● Navigate to "Competitions," log in, and select the related competition. ● Click on the "Submit" button at the top right corner (This button will appear only if you have registered in the competition). ● Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your submission. A confirmation will be displayed after successful upload. OR 2. Email Submission: ● If you cannot submit via the website, email your documents to submission@archdais.com ● Use your TEAMCODE as the email subject.


36What are the consequences of not adhering to the competition rules?

Breaching the norms and terms defined in the brief or the Terms and Conditions on the Archdais website will lead to immediate disqualification of the team without any refund of payments made. Teams will be disqualified if they fail to comply with any of the competition rules or submission requirements. Participation implies acceptance of these regulations.


37Where can we find the complete list of rules and regulations for the competition?

Participants can find a complete set of rules and regulations in the brief of the competition and on the website.


38What is a promo code? & How to get one? Is it mandatory for registration?

Through Promo Code participants can avail discounts on the competition fee. You can get it from an archdais influencer, or by tagging 5 friends in any recent post or resharing the post on your stories of the competition shared on social media handles of @archdais.competitions . It is not mandatory for registration.