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Cera, the leading complete home solutions provider, and Washrooms and Beyond, the only magazine focusing on washrooms in India, present the All India CERA Wb. Washroom Design Challenge.

New age architects and designers, below the age of 40 working with architectural or designing firms or having independent firms are invited to compete for the washroom design challenge in two different categories.

Interior Designers/Architects:


Luxury washrooms for residences

Washrooms for affordable housing

Zone 1 – Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh

Zone 2 – Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Haryana

Zone 3 – Gujarat

Zone 4 – Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Goa

Zone 5 – Karnataka

Zone 6 – Kerala

Zone 7 – Tamil Nadu

Zone 8 – Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Zone 9 – West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram,Tripura, Meghalaya, Sikkim



The entries would be judged by a jury of eminent architects in different zones. The zonal winners will be judged by a panel of national and international jury.

  • On registration, the contestant will be allotted a registration id with a password and contestants can upload the designs by logging in with the same
  • The contestant can participate in both the categories. A Maximum of five entries per registration/ per category is permitted
  • There would be felicitation nights for zonal winners in 9 cities.
  • The zonal winners across the 9 zones will compete nationally for the grand prize. And this would again be judged by eminent jury of national and international architects & designers.
  • The national winners to be felicitated at the Grand Finale to be held in Mumbai
  • Submissions close : 3rd November 2017

The Zonal Felicitations:

Pune – Crown Plaza – 5th Dec, 2017

Cochin – Gateway Taj - 8th Dec, 2017

Chennai – Crown plaza - 9th Dec, 2017

Chandigarh – JW Marriott – 12th Dec, 2017

Delhi – The Lalit – 13th Dec, 2017

Kolkatta – The Lalit Eastern- 15th Dec, 2017

Bangalore – The Lalit Ashok – 18th Dec, 2017

Hyderabad – Taj Deccan - 19th Dec, 2017

Ahmedabad – Novotel – 21st Dec, 2017

  • 54 winners of two categories across all 9 zones will be hosted in Mumbai for the Grand Finale.
  • 54 Jury members from all 9 zones will also be hosted in Mumbai for the Grand Finale.
  • Out of the 54 zonal winners, the 3 National winners in each category will be announced and felicitated at the Grand Finale
  • The Grand Finale will be held along with annual event of Design Dialogues and WB Honours on 18th January 2018 at Taj GVK, Mumbai
  • Around 200 guests which include architects, designers, developers & builders, hospitality & plumbing professionals will be expected at the Grand Finale.

1st Prize: The national winners in each category -

A trip to Salone, Milan 2018, with 3 night hotel accommodation and travel fare, economy class ticket*.

2nd Prize: The national runners up in each category –

Rs.50,000 cash prize

3rd Prize: The national second runners up in each category –

Rs.25,000 cash prize

* Other expenses like visas, meals, beverages & local travel will be borne by the winner.

Entries must be submitted by individuals, who are qualified architects or professional members of Indian Institute of Interior Designers from India. If an organisation/interior or architecture firm chooses to apply, they must nominate an individual.

Participant needs to submit the registration number of Council of Architecture or Indian Institute of Designers.

A maximum of five entries per architect/designer per category under the same registration number will be permitted.

The entries submitted will be the property of CERA and GNOSIS and they would use the same for editorial purpose.

Designs will be uploaded only after registration for CERA Wb. Washroom Design Challenge

The architect/designer can participate in both categories of Cera WB Washroom Design Challenge .

Last date for submitting entries is 3rd November 2017

The submissions for your entry must be a concept note, a conceptual sketch and 3-D designs in JPEG format in the resolution defined.

By submitting an entry, the participant acknowledges and agrees to their personal information being a part of Cera and Gnosis Services Pvt.Ltd database. These details shall be used for sending commercial information.

It is explicitly agreed and understood that entries once submitted cannot be cancelled, refunded or withdrawn.

The decision of the jury shall be final.

Jury Members, employees of CERA and Gnosis Services Pvt.Ltd and others directly or indirectly associated with the initiative will not be eligible to participate in the competition.

Offline submission through hard copies will not be accepted.

CERA is free to use selected designs in the CERA Book of Bathrooms with due credit to the designer, but without any monetary obligation.

Dates and venues of the felicitation events mentioned are subject to change.

CERA and GNOSIS reserve the right to alter, modify or withdraw the competition.

The two national winners would be provided to and fro air tickets and hotel stay vouchers. Other incidental expenses like visa fees, conveyance expenses, etc. have to be borne by the winners.