Entries open: 2 June 2021 – 29 July 2021
Jury deliberation: August 2021
Shortlist announced: 16 September 2021
Sustainability Summit and Awards 2020: 11 November 2021
Yes. Your project/product must have been completed between January 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Speculative or unfinished projects, client pitches and/or mock-ups will not be considered valid. The only exception to this is the Lifetime Achievement, Emerging Sustainable Architect/Designer, Women in Sustainability, Smart Building Ideas and Green Building Material category, which is open to people, concepts, experimental and non-commercialised solutions.
Entries to the Sustainability Awards will close on 11.59pm, 29 July 2021 (AEST).
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).
Yes. This is an Australia-based competition and is open exclusively to architects and designers based in Australia.
Yes, your project must be completed and located in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
You can submit a maximum of 10 images per entry, and 5 documents (drawings and floorplans). We recommend at least 6 images.
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.
No, we also accept portrait format, but if you have some landscape-format shots available, please include them.
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).
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).
Yes. You can return to and edit your entry at any point up to the entry deadline of 11:59pm on 29 July 2021, AEST. Your entry will not be complete until final payment has been processed and your entry submitted.
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.
First entry: $190 AUD incl GST
Subsequent entries: $130 AUD incl GST
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.
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The Sustainability Summit day conference will take place on 11 November 2021. The Sustainability Awards 2021 Gala Ceremony will take place in the evening following the Summit at the same location.