Any built environment professional may enter, including architects, interior designers, interior architects, landscape architects, urban designers and planners and all other design professionals. Entries are encouraged from individuals, groups, partnerships and those working in practices of all scales.

Projects for or about Australia are eligible. International projects are eligible if undertaken by Australian-based practitioners or by members of the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects or the Design Institute of Australia, no matter where they are based. Entry is also open to international built environment professionals as long as the project submitted is located in Australia.

Entries can be for projects of any scale: large-scale urban or landscape projects, architectural projects, interior projects, small interventions, etc.

Entered projects must be completed (built).

Publicity and copyright

By entering this program, the applicant confirms that they have obtained their client’s written approval to enter and for any resultant publicity. Specific information about project budgets is not released for publication unless approved by the applicant.

By entering, the applicant (if they are not the practice principal) confirms that they have obtained the authority of the principal to enter the program, including for any resultant publicity.

The organizer does not make any claims on copyright or intellectual property of the designs entered other than the rights outlined in the following paragraph. By entering this program, the applicant agrees to absolve the organizer from any liability relating to confidentiality or intellectual property issues that may be raised by any party.

The organizer reserves the right to exhibit or publish any or all of the entries. By entering the awards the applicant/owner gives permission to the organizer to publish, exhibit and promote the content of the submission (except for project address and project budgets unless approved by the applicant), including by sponsors of the awards, where their use of submission content is specifically related to their promotion of their involvement in the awards. In all promotion, the organizer will endeavour to promote the name of the design firm/s and, where the organizer is made aware of their names and to the extent that the organizer can exert editorial control, photographers will be acknowledged. All finalists must be prepared to submit further material for exhibition and publication if required, such as additional photography, drawings and other information. The applicant acknowledges that the organizer has the right to reproduce materials in whole or part without payment of release or licensing fees to the holder of publication rights or copyright.