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Prix W 2023 – Architecture Contest in France 2023


The application for the Prix W 2023 – Architecture Contest for the academic year 2023/2024 is now open by Foundation Wilmotte PRIX W for all International Students in France.  

The Foundation Wilmotte PRIX W hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2023/2024 Contest. The Foundation Wilmotte PRIX W has set-up a tertiary contest to bolster capacity, expertise and work opportunities related to different sectors. It is intended for tertiary students at the NA. The university will provide financial support for high achieving candidates. The prizes are as follows: 1st prize: The first prizewinner(s) will receive a grant of 8,000 Euros. 2nd prize: The second prize winner(s) will receive a grant of 6,000 Euros. 3rd prize: The third prize winner(s) will receive a grant of 3,000 Euros. The three winners and the projects mentioned will be exhibited in Venice at the Wilmotte Foundation Gallery during the 2023 International Architecture Biennale. All these projects will also be included in a publication dedicated to the Prix W. Foundation Wilmotte PRIX W has allocated contest specifically for the following fields below. 

The Foundation Wilmotte PRIX W and its community believe in the potential of youth. We believe that access to education should not be dependent on wealth. Education creates opportunities for youth to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the economy, achieve upward mobility, and change the world for the better for all in it.

For the Prix W 2023 – Architecture Contest, we are looking for students who will be meeting the admission requirements and other eligibility requirements of the hosting universities stated below.


Eligible courses are: 

  • The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university

Candidate Requirements 

Eligible criteria are:

  • European Union, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, and Georgia.
  • Architecture students and young architects from European Union and Switzerland schools but also Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, and Georgia graduated after 1 January 2020.
  • Applicants will have to prove their current or past registration in a school.
  • Participation in the competition may be individual or as a team of a maximum of two people, each team member having to meet the criteria mentioned above.
  • A candidate may only participate once in the competition and with one project. Multiple entries will automatically result in individual and collective disqualification if the entry is made as part of a team.
  • Employees of Wilmotte & Associés, current or former, may not participate directly or indirectly in the competition. Their participation will automatically lead to individual and collective disqualification if they participate as part of a team.
  • Who is this housing project for? The homeless, low-income people, active young people, students, outsiders (temporary workers, artists, freelancers, self-employed people, etc.)
  • Applicants must submit their projects online from April 3 to April 11, 2023, at noon. Applicants can send their projects to prixw@wilmotte.fr.
  • The languages of the competition are French and English. All the documents submitted must be made in either one of these two languages.


Applications must be submitted online at: 

Kindly attach the following documents: 

Please note you will need to ensure all the below documents are accessible on the device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc.) you will be using to apply.  The documents include:

  • Applicants must check all the given documents requirements:
    • Article 1:Graphic documents
    • 3 PDF plates in A1 format (landscape orientation).
    • A compilation of these three plates in an A4 pdf document.
    • Article 2: Content of the boards
    • The content of the boards is free: masterplans, plans, images, sections, axonometric, sketches, diagrams, etc.
    • The submission must include at least: masterplans, a floor plan, sections/elevations, and images.
    • Particular attention must be paid to the explanation of your grafting concept.
    • The boards must be anonymous. Do not put your name or any distinctive elements on the elements presented to the jury.
    • Article 3: Format of the boards
    • Format: .PDF
    • Orientation must be specified on all plans.
    • The scale of all graphic documents must be specified.
    • Text and captions must be in French or English.
    • The weight of each A1 board must be less than 10 Mb (300 dpi). Documents will be requested in high definition if selected.
    • A1s must be named as follows: NAME-FORENAME_1.pdf, NAMEFORENAME_2.pdf, and NAMEFORENAME_3.pdf
    • The size of the A4 copy of your three boards must be less than 5 Mb.
    • The copy must be named NAMEFORENAME_123.pdf. It is the responsibility of each candidate or team of candidates to ensure that the graphic representation of the project allows for easy reproduction for future publications. N.B.: You are allowed to add a video (lasting 2 min; size < 10Mo). Not mandatory
    • Article 4: Written documents
    • Text of 500 words maximum describing your project. Rendering format: A4 portrait in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX
    • The document must be named NAME-FORENAME_TXT
    • For information: you must give a title to your project (you will be asked for it when you submit your application).
    • Article 5: Administrative documents
    • For each team member: Certificate of enrollment from your architecture school and/or degree.
    • Accepted rendering formats: .PDF, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP
    • The document will be named: NAME-FIRST NAME_DIP
    • The weight of each document must be less than 5 Mb.


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before March 31, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

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