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Application and Entry Requirements

How to Enter: Online entries for the 2023 Palladio Awards will open September 1st, 2022.

Fees: Entry fees are $175 for each project submitted. Entry fees are non-refundable and must accompany each submission.

Deadline: Completed entry forms for the 2023 Palladio Awards must be submitted by December 16, 2022.

All Palladio entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Traditional Building magazines. 

Download entry specifications PDF.


Commercial, Institutional & Public Projects

Restoration & Renovation
Adaptive Reuse and/or Sympathetic Addition
New Design & Construction – less than 30,000 sq.ft.
New Design & Construction – more than 30,000 sq.ft.
Public Spaces: Parks, Plazas, Gardens, Streetscapes
Interior Design

Residential Projects

Restoration & Renovation
Adaptive Reuse and/or Sympathetic Addition
New Design & Construction – less than 5,000 sq.ft.
New Design & Construction – more than 5,000 sq.ft.
Exterior Spaces: Gardens & Landscapes
Residential Multi-Unit Projects
Interior Design


Who's Eligible: Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Custom Builders, Developers and other design and building professionals are eligible to submit entries. Submissions can be from an individual or on behalf of a design team.

What's Eligible: The judges will consider completed projects in any of the 14 categories specified above. For the 2023 Palladio Awards, projects must have been completed between November 2017 and November 2022. (Landscape projects can be completed as early as November 2013.) The project can be a complete building, landscape, streetscape, etc. The project can also be a significant sub-unit of a larger project (e.g., an interior) where the applicant had control over the entire design and/or execution of the sub-unit.

If You Win...

  • Winning projects will receive full-color editorial coverage in the August Issue of Traditional Building magazine and will also be featured on the Traditional Building and Period Homes websites.
  • Winners will also be honored at the Palladio Awards dinner during the Traditional Building Conference in 2023.
  • Winners receive an engraved architectural cast-bronze trophy – The Palladium – designed and custom-cast for this competition by Historical Arts & Casting, Inc., of West Jordan, UT.

Winners are encouraged to publicize their projects in other media. Required language: "The Palladio Design Awards are produced by TRADITIONAL BUILDING and PERIOD HOMES magazines, and presented by The Traditional Building Conference Series.​"


Judging and selection of the Award Winners is done by a panel of distinguished architectural designers selected by the editors of Traditional Building and Period Homes magazines.

Judging Criteria

The Palladio Awards are named in honor of Andrea Palladio, the Renaissance architect who created modern architecture for his time while using models from the past for inspiration and guidance. The judges will be applying the same criteria that Palladio used in his own work: The projects should meet all the functional needs of contemporary usage while applying lessons learned from previous generations to create beauty in the built environment. 

Among the factors that the judges will be evaluating are: Refinement and appropriateness of the design; suitability of design in relation to the program and the project's context; appropriate selection and use of materials, quality of construction and craftsmanship and overall design excellence.

Questions: If there are additional questions about the Awards Program, Judging Criteria or Submission Requirements, email us at: You can download our entry specifications PDF here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the company name appear in the Company Profile support document? Yes it can. It’s not a document seen by the judges.

Can all the required support documents be in one large PDF? No. Once you begin the entry form, you’ll see there are specific areas where you upload the support documents. 

 Can photos larger than 1000px be submitted? Yes.

What maximum page size is allowed for elevations/drawings? A1-A3.

When is judging conducted? Generally late March or early April of 2023. We will contact all submitters prior to a general announcement.