Australian Architecture Awards Calendar

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A comprehensive list of significant national and state architecture and interior design awards programs throughout the year. Each awards program is categorised by the month that entries open. This calendar is a work in progress and exact dates will be added once they become available.

January

Think Brick Awards | thinkbrick.com.au | Entries open in January and close in March. Winners are announced in November. Entries are free (to be confirmed).

February

IDEA Awards | idea-awards.com.au | Early bird entries open late February, and close in mid-June. The winners are announced in November. The entry cost starts at $260 for early birds, $350 for standard entries and $250 per subsequent entry.

Good Design Awards | good-design.org | Entries open in February and close in May. Winners are announced in October. The entry fee starts at $405 for early bird entries, then increases to $450 for standard entries. Winners are expected to pay for a winners package, which ranges in cost from $450 for sole-practitioners, $950 for 2-4 employees, $1950 for 5-19 employees, $2950 for 20-99 employees at $3950 for 100+ employee firms.

March

Inside Out Home Of The Year Awards | Entries open in March and close in June. Winners are announced in August and feature in the August issue of Inside Out magazine. This awards program is free to enter. Contact InsideOutHOTY@aremedia.com.au for an entry kit.

Belle Interior Design Awards | Entries open in March and close in June. This awards program is free to enter. Contact belleawards@aremedia.com.au for an entry kit.

April

The Design Files Awards | tdfdesignawards.com | Early-bird entries open at the end of April. Entries close early June and winners are announced in October. The entry cost is $70.

May

Australian Timber Design Awards | timberdesignawards.com.au | Entries open in May and close at the end of July. Winners are announced in November Entry fees are $250 for a single project, $350 for two projects and $450 for 3 projects.

June

Eat Drink Design Awards | eat-drink-design.com | Entries open in June and close in July. Awards and commendations are announced in November, and published in Artichoke magazine. The first category entry fee is $250, with subsequent category entries charged at $200 each.

Sustainability Awards | sustainablebuildingawards.com.au | Entries open in June and close and the end of July. The shortlist is revealed in September and winners are announced in November. The entry fee is TBD.

July

ArchiTeam Awards | architeam.com.au | Entries open in July and close in October. The entry fee is free for the first entry and $100 for subsequent entries. This awards program is only open to ArchiTeam member practices with 10 or fewer full-time staff (or equivalent).

September

Awards for Excellence in Concrete | concreteinstitute.com.au | Entries for the 2021 program open September 1st 2022 and close March 2023. The entry cost is $660 per category and includes a ticket to the local State Awards Event.

November

AIA State And National Architecture Awards | architecture.com.au | Entries for the state chapters open on November 15th and close on February 15th 2022, with the exception of QLD (February 4th), Newcastle (January 31st), NSW (February 4th) and the NT (March 18th). State chapter winners are typically announced in June, and national winners are announced in November. The standard entry fee is $700 or $630 for A+ members.

Houses Awards | housesawards.com.au | Entries open November 29th and close on March 18th 2022. The shortlist will be revealed in May, and the winners and commendations will be announced July 29th 2022 and published in the August issue of Houses magazine. The first category entry fee is $425, with subsequent entries charged at $300 per category.

Australian Interior Design Awards | australianinteriordesignawards.com | Entries open November 15th and close February 18th 2022. The first category entry costs $400, and $250 for subsequent entries. The shortlist will be published March 30th 2022, and winners announced June 17th 2022 in Sydney and published in the June issue of Artichoke magazine.

INDE.Awards | indeawards.com | Entries open November 29th, and close on March 10th 2022. The shortlist is announced in June, and winners presented August 4th. The entry cost is $320 for your first entry and $220 for subsequent entries.

Dulux Colour Awards | dulux.com.au | Entries open November 29th and close February 28th 2022. Finalists will be revealed on April 11th 2022, and winners announced June 1st. This competition is free to enter, and you can enter as many categories as you’d like.


International architecture awards programs

World Architecture Festival | February | worldarchitecturefestival.com | Entries open in February and close in May. Finalists are notified in July, and winners are announced in December. The entry fee is £850, with a 15% discount if you submit 3 or more entries.

Loop Design Awards | February | loopdesignawards.com | Early bird registrations open in February and start at US$99 per entry. Standard entries begin in April at US$150 per entry, and late registrations can be submitted by the end of July for US$200 per entry. Winners are announced in October.

Dezeen Awards | February | dezeen.com | Entries open in February and close in June. The long list is revealed in August, shortlist in September and the final winners are announced online in October. The entry fees vary from £80 per category to £350 per category depending on your practice size and how soon you submit your entry.

WAN Awards | February | wanawards.com | Entries open in February. Early bird entries close in April, and standard entries close in May. Winners are announced in November. Fees to enter the main categories are £495 for early bird and £555 for standard entries. The Emerging Practice category entry fee is £395.

Architizer A+Awards | October | architizerawards.com | Entries open October 4th and close on October 29th for early entries (US$245), December 17th for main entries (US$295), January 28th 2022 for final entries (US$345) and March 4th 2022 for extended entries (US$395). Winners are announced June 2022.


DISCLAIMER: The information above may vary as programs update their timelines and entry requirements. Visit each link to learn more about the program and confirm entry details.