Frequently Asked Questions

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Key Dates

Entries open: 1 June 2020 – 24 July 2020

Shortlist announced: 18 September 2020

Sustainability Summit and Awards 2020: 12 November 2020, Melbourne

 

IS THERE A TIME PERIOD IN WHICH MY PROJECT/PRODUCT MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED?

Yes. Your project/product must have been completed between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2020.

Speculative or unfinished projects, client pitches and/or mock-ups will not be considered valid. The only exception to this is the Waste Elimination and Green Building Material category, which is open to concepts, experimental and non-commercialised solutions.

 

WHAT’S THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION?

Entries to the Sustainability Awards will close on 11.59pm, 24 July 2020 (AEST).

 

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE COMPLETION DATE OF A ‘CONCEPT’ (FOR THE ‘WASTE ELIMINATION’ CATEGORY)?

It’s the date you first publicised the project. If you haven’t publicised the project, it’s the date you stopped working on it (i.e. the design was complete).

 

DO I NEED TO BE BASED IN AUSTRALIA TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?

Yes. This is an Australia-based competition and is open exclusively to architects and designers based in Australia.

 

DOES MY PROJECT NEED TO BE LOCATED IN AUSTRALIA?

Yes, your project must be completed and located in Australia.

 

I’M ENTERING A PRODUCT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE AUSTRALIA-BASED RULE?

You need to be an Australian-based designer/architect, and you need to have designed your product in Australia. If your product has been commercially manufactured overseas it will not be eligible. It must be produced in Australia.

 

CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT/PRODUCT THAT IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION?

No. All projects/products must be 100% finished works at the time of entry submission. Display suites created for developers’ property sales do not qualify for entry. This rule does not apply for Green Building Material, or Waste Elimination where concepts can be submitted.

 

FOR PRODUCT CATEGORIES (GREEN BUILDING MATERIAL), MUST MY PRODUCT BE AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET?

No, it does not have to be available for purchase. It can be anywhere on the spectrum from ‘mass produced’ to ‘produced on demand’, or a designed concept not yet available for purchase. This is applicable for the category: Green Building Material.

 

HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I SUBMIT?

You can submit a maximum of 10 images per entry, and 5 documents (drawings and floorplans). We recommend at least 6 images.

 

WHAT SIZE DO THE IMAGES NEED TO BE?

Please ensure your images are of the highest quality. We suggest 1920 x 1080 pixels in landscape orientation. We will NOT accept pixelated images. You’ll be prompted to include your photographer’s name in your entry so the photography can be credited if your entry is publicised.

 

MUST MY IMAGES BE IN LANDSCAPE FORMAT?

No, we also accept portrait format, but if you have some landscape-format shots available, please include them.

 

WHAT FILE TYPE DO THE IMAGES NEED TO BE?

Please submit your images in JPG or PNG format. All other file types are not accepted. You are able to upload up to 10 photos, and 5 documents (including drawings and floorplans).

 

WHAT TEXT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?

The requested text descriptions vary slightly across the categories. The entry form asks for basic details (such as design/architecture firm’s name, project title, project location and photographer’s name – up to 250 characters each), specification details (for applicable categories – up to 1,500 characters each / 250 words), as well as more descriptive paragraphs (up to 2500 characters each/ 400 words).

 

CAN I VIEW THE QUESTIONS IN EACH CATEGORY BEFORE SUBMITTING MY ENTRY?

Yes, you can access the Entry Portal and view each category and it’s questions here:

ENTRY PORTAL

 

CAN I SAVE A DRAFT OF MY ENTRY AND RETURN TO IT LATER?

Yes. You can return to and edit your entry at any point up to the entry deadline of 11:59pm on 24 July 2020, AEST. Your entry will not be complete until final payment has been processed and your entry submitted.

 

DO I NEED TO GET PERMISSION FROM MY CLIENT/PHOTOGRAPHER/ETC TO ENTER?

Yes. By entering the Sustainability Awards, you confirm that you have permission from all involved parties pertaining to your project/s – including clients, copyright holders and collaborators – to allow Indesign Media Asia Pacific, Architecture & Design and its partners to publish your work across any of its print and digital platforms/brands, as well as any associated promotional materials, without limitation for awards purposes only.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

First entry: $190 AUD incl GST

Subsequent entries: $130 AUD incl GST

 

CAN I ENTER MY PROJECT IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?

Yes, if your project is relevant to more than one category. Each entry will attract a submission fee. See above for pricing details on multiple entries.

 

WHERE CAN I READ THE FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS?

Please find them at the Terms & Conditions page and read carefully.

 

I’M HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH MY ENTRY. WHO CAN HELP?

Please contact sofie@indesign.com.au and we’ll get right on it.

 

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS SUMMIT AND GALA BEING HELD THIS YEAR?

The Sustainability Summit day conference will take place at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne on 12 November 2020. The Sustainability Awards 2020 Gala Ceremony will take place in the evening following the Summit at the same location.

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