FAQ - Non Architecture
What is the submission CODE?

The submission CODE is your identification for the competition. It is the same as the ORDER NUMBER you can find in your order receipt (in the format of i.e. #12345, #98765, etc.). PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WHEN YOU SUBMIT, YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE “#” AND USE THE NUMBERS ONLY.

I have just registered but I can not find my submission code. How do I solve it?

Within 24 hours from the registration, you will receive a confirmation email. This email is going to contain a 5-digit order number (i.e. #12345, #98765, etc.) which is the code you have to use to submit your project. In case you can not find the email, log in here with the email you used to register and you will be able to see your order number. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WHEN YOU SUBMIT, YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE “#” AND USE THE NUMBERS ONLY. 

How do I add the other team members' info?

You will be able to fill the team information during the submission process. We do not ask to specify the whole team during the registration, just in case the members happen to change during the design process.

PayPal does not work in my Country. How do I register?

If you don’t have PayPal, please try to ask a friend, a relative or anybody who you can trust with this and lives in a different country, to purchase the entry for you. If you can’t resolve the payment similar to this, please contact us at info@nonarchitecture.eu, also including which competition are you referring to.

I don't live in Europe, can I still participate?

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually.

I am not a student, can I still participate?

Non Architecture Competitions are open to all human beings, from every age and cultural background, working in groups or individually.

I registered to the competition, but I will not be able to submit. Is it possible to get a refund?

Unfortunately, no. The registration fee to all Non Architecture Competitions is non-refundable.

Can I re-use a pre-existing project?

Yes, as long as it fulfils the submission requirements.

Can I submit a project that was submitted to another competition before?

Yes, as long as it fulfils the submission requirements.

Can I submit PDFs or other formats instead of JPGs and DOCs?

Due to the amount of time required to fix wrong submissions, Non Architecture will NO LONGER accept PDFs submissions. The folder to be submitted must contain the three JPG images and the two DOC files (team and text) only, if the competition brief doesn’t instruct otherwise.

Can I submit a .RAR instead of a .ZIP?

Due to the complications while handling .RAR files, we are only able to process submissions in the correct .ZIP format.

Is it possible to submit a video or a gif?

You are not allowed to include any videos or gifs in the submission folder. You are free to add links to videos or gifs in the description DOC file. These links will be not seen and evaluated by the jurors but can be included in case the project will be published on the website.

Do I have any restrictions on the design itself?

In the “Alternative Designs” competition series you are totally free to design whatever you think will be the best representation of the current competition topic. You are free to choose the scale (urban, architectural, product, etc.), the function, the way to design it, etc. In other competitions, you need to respect the design requirements included in the competition brief.

Do I need a project title?

Yes, you need to give a title to your project.

Do I need a team name?

No, you don’t need a team name.

Can I submit extra images?

No, only the three images assigned in the competition brief can be submitted.

Can I submit more than one design project?

Yes, but for each submission you need to purchase a separate competition entry.

Can I send my submission in an email?

No, you can only submit your project through the submission form, that is placed on the bottom of the corresponding competition page. The submission form is going to be available 2 weeks before the submission deadline.

I submitted my material, but I'm not sure if you received it.

When you finalize your submission via the form on the Non Architecture website, you will receive a confirmation email. If you received it, your submission is confirmed.

My We Transfer link expires in 7 days. Did you downloaded my files?

We download all submissions within 24 hours after you filled the submission form on the website, during the whole submission period. You are not going to receive a separate confirmation email about the download.

Can I alter my material after I sent the submission?

No, since it is not possible to change files in the WeTransfer folder, you can’t alter your submission. However, you are free to re-submit the WHOLE MATERIAL. Upon receiving the new submission, we are going to delete your previous one.  You can resubmit only before the final submission deadline.