Countdown begins to Australian Timber Design Awards
NOW IN their 18th year, the Australian Timber Design Awards are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The awards promote and encourage outstanding timber design.
The competition has now opened with submissions being taken until 9 June. On 1 August the People’s Choice Awards voting opens and all winners will be announced at a special presentation night on 30 September.
These awards are open to builders, designers, architects, engineers and landscapers: to anyone involved in the design or building of structures that feature timber. A Rising Star Award is available to students and entrants aged 35 or under.
Winning an accolade in the Australian Timber Design Awards, which is an independent and expert appraisal for timber design, contributes to personal, business reputation and brand image. Taking part in the Australian Timber Design Awards and competition provides valuable feedback and experience. Award winners can proudly display their exclusive award trophies and design excellence certificates which grants them prestige and expert status.
In order to provide for a good and solid foundation for the awards, in addition to fair evaluation and judging by sound methodology, the aim is to have a strong and expert design competition jury that provides their invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate the submitted entries, creating benefit and value for participants by transferring their insights and ideas in form of votes, feedbacks and suggestions. Judges are not chosen until after the submission completion date to avoid conflict of interest issues.
The Grand-Prix (overall), Category Winners are then selected by our panel of judges and the winners publicly announced at a special Presentation Night.
Separate industry panels, which may include sponsors, will assist in the select of winners for the Product Recognition Awards. Planet Ark’s Make it Wood campaign will be responsible for the Sustainability Award questionnaire as well as for the judging of this category. The general public will choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award via an online poll.