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I applied for the AL Design Awards 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@zondahome.com to your safe senders list. If you have not received those emails, please check your spam/junk folder.


How many projects can I enter for the awards?

You can enter as many projects as you want! Just remember you will need to pay a registration fee for each.


Do I have to mail any physical materials?

No. Please upload all materials to aldesignawards.com.


Is my application fee per-project?

Yes, but we offer a discounted fee for each project you enter after the first project. 


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

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.


Where can I find my invoice? 

You can locate and print your invoice in the INVOICES tab of your dashboard:


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.


I registered my entry, but now I can't find the next part of my form. Where is it?

The submission materials section of your form will either be in the IN PROGRESS or NEEDS ATTENTION section of 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 registration and submission materials sections of your application, the COMPLETE section of your dashboard will look like this:


Can I mention the names of my company, contractors, and consultants in the project description?

No. No identifying information can be included in any part of your application (project name, description, on plans, etc.).


Can I submit a PDF file for my plans?



How many total photos can I submit? 

You can submit up to 12. You must submit a minimum of 7 images.


Can I submit more than one image of the project in the same file?

No. Please do not combine more than one image in the same JPG file; upload single images only. Our judges want to be able to see your remodels in as much detail as possible


What format should my images be?

All images must be in JPG format with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. Images cannot exceed 2,000 pixels in length or width.


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 a project.


Can I submit my product to the ARCHITECT Light & Architecture Design Awards?

No. Unfortunately, we do not accept products as applicants.


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

Email our staff at aldesignawards@zondahome.com.