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ARCHITECT 50 Design Portfolio Frequently Asked Questions

I uploaded a design portfolio for ARCHITECT 50 last year. Can I use the same login?

Yes! Please use the same email you used for your last application and click the “forgot password” button if you can’t remember your password. If the person who applied for the last program is no longer with the company, please create a new account.


Will I get emails confirming my registration and submission?

Yes. Please add digitalawards@hanleywood.com to your safe senders list. If you have not received those emails, please check your spam/junk folder.


Do you accept international projects?



How many projects can I have in my portfolio?

You may upload up to five (5) projects.


Do I have to mail any physical materials?

No. Please upload all materials to this website.


Is my application fee per-project?

No. You will pay a one-time fee based on the size of your company:

  • 1-49 employees: $99
  • 50-249 employees: $199
  • 250+ employees: $299


What does each section of my dashboard mean?

  • In Progress - Application(s) you are currently working on
  • In Cart - Application(s) that you need to pay for in order to submit 
  • Complete - Finalized application(s)
  • Needs Attention - Application(s) you have not yet started
  • Expired - Application(s) that were not submitted before the submission deadline. Expired applications will not be considered for an award

The above categories will appear only if you have an application in that category. For example, if you do not have any expired applications, the EXPIRED section will not appear on your dashboard.


Why do I have two separate entries in my account for the same project?

The registration/pay first round and submission materials sections will each appear individually on your dashboard along with that step’s status and submission date. For example, if you have submitted both the resigration and submission materials sections of your application, the COMPLETE section of your dashboard will look like this:


How can I tell if I have fully submitted my application?

Both the registration and the submission materials section of your application will show up in the COMPLETE section of your dashboard (see above for example). 


I was registering my project, but the system asked me to pay my fee before I could upload project information. Where do I upload my information?

You must register and pay your entrance fee before you can upload your project images and description. Once you pay your fee, you will be taken to the rest of your application.


Can I have a refund on my submissions?

We’re sorry, but no. No refunds will be issued. Please be sure to review all eligibility guidelines before submitting your portfolio. If you have any questions, email Eric Wills at ewills@hanleywood.com.


When will you announce the winners?

We will announce the ARCHITECT 50 in November. Be sure to follow ARCHITECT on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when the winners are announced.


My question isn’t here. Whom should I contact?

Please email Eric Wills at ewills@hanleywood.com.