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2024 Planet Positive Awards

Be Recognized for the Design Impact You Make on People and Planet.

Metropolis‘s annual Planet Positive Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the progress you are making toward design for a regenerative and equitable future. We have a variety of categories for entries—projects that aren’t certified can enter our innovation awards, and we have special recognitions for students and instructors.

Early-bird Deadline: July 12, 2024


Categories include: Civic/Cultural, Educational, Healthcare, Hospitality, Landscape, Multifamily/Mixed-use, Showroom/Retail, Workplace, and Single-Family Home.


Categories include: Architectural Systems and Facades, Flooring-Soft (Carpet), Flooring-Hard, Furniture-Education, Furniture-Healthcare, Furniture-Office, Furniture-Other Indoor, Furniture-Outdoor, Kitchen + Bath, Lighting, Lighting-Outdoor, Paint, Surfaces- Tiles -Materials, Technology and Tools, Textiles, and Walls + Ceilings.


Categories include: Rising Star, Firm of the Year, Best Educator, and Best Student Work.


Categories include: Best Unbuilt Project, Best Overall Decarbonization, Best Embodied Carbon Reduction, Best Community Engagement, Best Social Impact, Best Water Conservation and Management, Best Impact on Health and Wellness, Best Design for Resilience, Best Innovation in Material and Product Use in Projects, Best Manufacturer Corporate Sustainability Initiative, Best Innovation in Material Use in Products

About the Planet Positive Awards

Winners of the 2024 Metropolis Planet Positive Awards will be:

  • CELEBRATED: Published in the Winter edition of Metropolis, reaching an engaged readership of over 55,000.
  • RECOGNIZED: Immerse yourself in a global celebration as METROPOLIS amplifies your achievements across its expansive digital network and social media platforms, reaching over 300,000 followers.
  • HONORED: Be part of an exclusive virtual ceremony that honors top projects and products benefiting people and the planet. Join editor in chief Avinash Rajagopal at a prestigious event hosted on DESIGNTV by SANDOW, garnering 110,000 impressions and 30,000 views.
  • DEDICATED: Enjoy potential features in METROPOLIS and exclusive invitations to events across the United States and online.


  • Early-bird Deadline (For Innovation, Products, & Projects): July 12, 2024 (11:59 PM ET)​​​
  • Final Deadline: August 16, 2024 (11:59 PM ET)​​​
  • Finalist Announcement: November
  • Virtual Awards Ceremony: November
  • Print Coverage: Winter Issue of Metropolis

Learn more about the Planet Positive Awards here.

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