Competition aim

DOCEXDOCE announces the first edition of DOCEXDOCE India, the aim of the competition is to bring focus to students’ work and their and get them involved, as well as to generate interaction of students in India within their counterparts in Europe and Latin America.

Due to COVID-19 and architecture schools in India closed, we expand our classic competition system from 12 hours to 54 hours. Therefore, we will accept a limited number of teams from Europe and Latin America to take part in this edition for India (*). 

(*) This participation for non-indian student will follow exactly the same rules than for Indian students but with a small economic fee.

The competition will remain completely free for students in India. More info is explained within this document.

Competition dates

The contest is being run globally and will last 54 hours as follows:


Start of the contest: Friday, October 2:  18:00 (GMT+5:30), India local time
14:30 (GMT+2), Madrid-Paris-Berlin local time  /  09:30 (GMT-3), Buenos Aires local time

End of the contest: Sunday, October 4:  00:00* (GMT+5:30), India local time
20:30 (GMT+2), Madrid-Paris-Berlin local time  /  15:30 (GMT-3), Buenos Aires local time

[ *midnight from Sunday to Monday ]


Participation requirements and entry process.

All participants must fulfil the following requirements: prove to be an undergraduate/master architecture student in any public or private School of Architecture during any 2020 period (**). 

Students wishing to participate in the competition must fill in the application form online. Applications to participate will be open until 1st October 2020 or until all places have been filled. Participation in the contest entails full acceptance of the rules.

There is no entry fee for students from India. A limited number of places are available for non-indian architecture students and the fees are detailed in our website.

(**) Due to the special situation that we are living in, young professional who graduated after January 1st 2020 will also be considered as students.



Competition system

The competition language is exclusively English. Contestants can participate individually or in groups of up to 4 members, and must not be members of more than one team. Participation is exclusively online. All team members must be ready to provide evidence of their student status should the organization require so.

The topic is disclosed at the beginning of the contest. All the necesary information about delivering the project (size, format, email, etc) will be included with the topic document and released on the day of the competition via the competition website. All participating projects (1 per team) must be presented in digital format and uploaded to the competition website.  Proposals sent after the deadline will not be considered.


A total of 12 prizes (economically valued close to ₹ 600,000) + 30 finalists will be distributed as follows:



₹ 30,000 in cash prize / per team
(Approximetly € 350 or USD-$ 400)

Voucher of ₹ 3,300 for any online courses by ACEDGE / 1 per team
(Approximetly  €40 /  $50)

El Croquis magazine anual subscription to online library 
Open access to every magazine by El Croquis / 1 per team
(valuated in more than ₹ 3,500 / €100 /  $120)



‘Revit BIM Architecture Training Online Course’ or 
‘Complete Course of Dynamo for Revit’ 
by GoPillar Academy / 2 per team.
(valuated  in more than ₹ 30,000 / €350 /  $400 per course)



1 Art/Architecture monograph of your choice / worth up to  ₹ 3,000
 Living to tell the tale competition PLAYCARDS, by DOCEXDOCE / 1 per team member


x30 FINALISTS - Official DOCEXDOCE certificates


The publication of the winning projects and their authors in journals and specialized architecture web will be promoted, as well as the presentation of exhibitions by the collaborating Schools of Architecture.

The Special Audience Award is chosen through our social networks. A selection of up to 50% of the total amount of proposals will be chosen by the competition organisers and published.  The voting period for this prize will be between the end of the competition and the publication of the jury’s decision.  Further information on this voting will be provided after the competition has concluded.

Votes considered by the organisers to have been made by false profiles, bots or similar will automatically be cancelled.


An international jury is in charge of evaluating the projects and deciding on the winners. The jury will evaluate all entries individually and anonymously. The jury members will be published in our social networks before the competition starts.

The decision of the jury is final and it will be made public within less than 6 weeks from the completion of the contest. The jury members reserve the right not to award some of the prizes if they consider it appropriate.


The participants in this competition agree to give DOCEXDOCE the right to publish, disseminate and market, by any means, jointly or individually, the winning works, as well as adaptation of work to suit different formats (digital or paper). All of this is without prejudice to the recognition of their condition as authors of the work carried out.

Participation in the competition will automatically imply the acceptance of all the terms indicated in this document.