For your convenience, some queries have been enlisted here:

Q: How many projects can I submit?
A: As many as you wish. Each project must be accompanied with an independent submission form.

Q: How old should a project be?
A: The project should have been completed in the last three years. (Completion Date: Aug 2013 onward).

Q: What if I want to submit a Landscape / Urban Design Project?
A:  You can. In that case, the ‘area of intervention’ determines the scale of the project. Planning projects are not allowed.

Q: My data is very heavy. How can I email it?
A:  Please compress the data to a minimum package size of 200mb. You can send the package through ‘WeTransfer’ or similar data sharing platforms to think@matter.co.in. Please ensure that you send the form separately in an email titled ‘TML Project Submission – Project Name’ OR ‘TML Project Nomination 2016 – Project Name’.

Q: I have composed panels of the project. Can I submit the same?
A:  We wish to evaluate the data independent of the composition of content on Panels. It helps in the evaluation being completely objective.

Q: I have a lot of images. Why only 15 Photographs and 15 Images?
A:  Because, if your project is short-listed, we will request further information within required formats. For the first shortlist, a restriction is introduced to prevent the jury from having content-fatigue. The move is also to prompt the art of elimination.

Q: What if I have done this project in collaboration?
A:  In that case, please mention the names of all the collaborators involved. Consultants are to be listed separately.

Q: I am working on a project in a firm / it was my project during my training. Can I submit it?
A:  Matter. takes authorship seriously. Only principal firms and architects / firms and architects in collaboration can submit the project. If the authorship of any project is in question, the project will be disqualified from the process.

Q: What about unbuilt projects? Or partially-built projects?
A:  While unbuilt projects are not permissible, we consider partially-built projects, more so, phased projects with one or more phases built as valid entries.

Q: If my project is not short-listed this year, can I re-submit again?
A:  Yes. You can submit the project in the next cycle as long as it meets the eligibility criteria.

Q: When is the next cycle of submission scheduled for?
A:  The next cycle of The Merit List is 2016-17 Cycle. It is open to submissions and nominations presently.



  1. Matter. is not responsible in any inaccuracies in the content and facts submitted as a part of The Merit List. Whatever we receive as a part of the project submission, we consider it true. Matter. is not responsible to verify the facts.
  2. All the content received by Matter. will be published for the purposes of The Merit List. We will request separate permission for any other publication / purpose.
  3. Matter. reserves the right to use the images and content submitted in Print, Social and Digital Media with due credit and acknowledgement.

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