Frequently asked questions

1Are 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.

2What 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.

3Are 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 Follow all the submission guidelines carefully.

4How 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 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 with the subject line "Group Discount Query”.

5Where 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.

6Is there an entry fee for the competition?

Yes, participating in the competition does require an entry fee. 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.

7Further 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.

8What is the size of the studio apartment we are designing for?

The reference plan provided for the studio apartment will indicate the dimensions and layout. Please follow the plan as a starting point for your design and make any adjustments as necessary to accommodate your design concept. Approximate carpet area is 600 Sq.ft (Download the CAD file form our website, click on Download brief button)

9Are there any restrictions on the materials, colors, or design styles we can use in our proposal?

There are no specific restrictions on materials, colors, or design styles, but we encourage participants to consider sustainability, eco-friendliness, and the preferences of young working professionals when making their selections.

10Can we modify the layout of the reference plan provided?

Yes, you may modify the layout of the reference plan to better suit your design concept, but ensure that the changes are in line with the competition's goals and objectives, as well as the preferences of young working professionals.

11Can we include outdoor or shared spaces in our design proposal?

While the primary focus of the competition is on the interior design of the studio apartment, you may also propose ideas for outdoor or shared spaces if they are relevant to your design concept and enhance the living experience for young working professionals.

12What file formats and submission requirements should we follow?

Submissions should include a clear, concise, and visually engaging presentation of the design proposal, showcasing floor plans, elevations, sections, and 3D visualizations or renderings, along with a brief written description of the design concept and any unique features. Please refer to the competition guidelines for specific file formats and submission requirements.

13How will the winning designs be selected?

The winning designs will be selected based on the evaluation criteria outlined in the competition brief, which include functionality and space optimization, aesthetics and style, connection to nature and the seafront location, sustainability and eco-friendliness, and clarity and presentation.

14Can I collaborate with a team for this competition?

Yes, you can work individually or collaborate with a team of designers for this competition (Maximum 3 people in a Team). Please ensure that all team members' names are included while registering for the competition.