We are delighted about your interest in DAM Architectural Book Award.

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and the Frankfurter Buch­messe are for the 15th time asking for entries to be submitted for the DAM Architectural Book Award. Even in this era of growing competition through new media and communication methods books on architecture still remain the basic architectural medium. Identifying the best architectural books published in the current year by way of this competition and presenting them to architecture enthusiasts is thus a fundamental task of the DAM Architectural Book Award.

The DAM would like to thank the Society of Friends of the DAM for its generous support of the prize.


Please register in the first step. You will find the link for registration on this page, further down. Then log in and fill out the registration form.

Create the publications you wish to submit individually. If you want to submit several publications, please register each one individually.

After you have registered the publication online, please send us a copy of the publication. Please note that the publications must reach us before July 31, 2024.

You can check the process status yourself at any time. You can see when your publication has reached us in your profile. You will also be informed by email.

All architecture books published between June 2023 and the submission deadline of July 31, 2024 that have an ISBN are eligible to participate in the DAM Architectural Book Award 2024. In the case of book series or multi-volume works, a single volume or the entire work can be submitted.

Publications created primarily for marketing purposes as well as magazines, calendars, journals and online productions are not eligible; e-books are also excluded. Publications already submitted in the previous year cannot be entered again.

The architecture books submitted will be summarized and judged according to the following topics:

  • Architectural monograph
  • Architectural theory
  • Construction monograph
  • illustrated book
  • documentation
  • (Contemporary) History
  • Children's book
  • Landscape architecture
  • Textbook
  • Materials science
  • Urban study
  • Special topic

The jury reserves the right to reassess the categories in the light of the current entries.

This year's Architecture Book Prize is also deliberately aimed at an inter­national field of participants.

This year's guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair will be ITALY. Therefore, the jury of DAM Architectural Bookaward will additionally determine the most appealing Italian submission.

As an honorary prize, the DAM Architectural Book Award is not endowed with a monetary price. The award-winning publications will be presented at the book fair in Frankfurt and as part of joint stands at the book fair as part of inter­national activities.

The DAM also presents the award-winning architecture books on its website and in the social media.

In the event of an award, the prizewinner undertakes to provide the DAM with further copies (usually 6, maximum 10) of the award-winning books free of charge for the inter­national activities of the book fair.

The submitters agree to the presentation of the submitted architecture books at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

In the case of an award, the winner agrees

  • to the presentation of the award-winning architecture book at the Book Fair's inter­national joint stands
  • to the presentation of the award winners at the DAM
  • to the publication of the cover and book content as well as illustrations from the book on the DAM website and social media channels

The sender also declares that he/she is the owner of all the necessary rights. In the event of third-party claims for fees, he/she shall indemnify the DAM against the costs of any legal action and/or the costs of third-party claims for fees.

By participating in the DAM Architectural Book Award, the entrant agrees to transfer the submitted books to the DAM library.

The award is a cooperation project between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the DAM. The DAM is the organizer.

DAM cannot assume any custom charges. For anyone dispatching materials from outside the EU we therefore recommend to use a courier service or provide suitable documentation for the goods sent.

Please take the (long) delivery times in account. Books that arrive after July 31st 2024 cannot be considered.

The submitted books will not be returned after the Award.


Terms of Participation (PDF, 191 KB)


Entries can be submitted within: February 01st - July 31st 2024
Unfortunately, publications submitted late cannot be considered.
Jury-Meeting: Thursday, August 15th 2024 (closed to the public)
Public award ceremony: October 16th 2024


You want to participate in the DAM Architectural Book Award 2024, then register directly here.


After digital registration, please send us a copy of your publication to the following address:

Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM
DAM Architectural Book Award 2024
For the attention of Rebekka Kremershof
Berlinerstraße 25
D - 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Contact Persons

[Translate to English:] Rebekka Kremershof

Rebekka Kremershof
Head of Education and Mediation
T: +49 (0)69 – 212 310 76

Confiyet Aydin
T: +49 (0)69 – 212 310 75