Entries for the 2024 Australian Urban Design Awards are open until 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 2 February 2024. A summary of the entry process, award categories, written criteria, entry conditions and timeline is available here for download.
There are four simple steps involved in submitting your entry.
1. Create your Account
To begin your submission you must first create your account. Once you have begun a submission, you can log in and out at any time without losing your data, but we do recommend that you first complete the written responses in a Word document before cutting and pasting them into the online entry form.
2 Choose Award Category
There are four categories which each attract entry fees. Look at the category descriptions to select the most appropriate for your project.
3 Create Entry Submission
Before beginning your entry submission, read the Entry Conditions. Submitting an entry means that you have read and agreed to all the Entry Conditions, including obtaining appropriate releases and authorities in writing from clients, collaborating organizations, copyright holders for entry submission materials, licensees, photographers and, where applicable, the principal/director of your organization.
You will be prompted to respond to specific written criteria and upload supporting materials (images, drawings and other visual material). It is recommended that you first draft your written responses in a text editor (i.e. Word) before copying into the submission form. Remember that you can log in and out without losing submission materials.
You must submit 5 to 10 images of your project in high-resolution format. Note that landscape images are preferred. These may be photographs and/or visualizations, although for “delivered outcomes,” photographs are strongly preferred. Use the highest quality JPEG setting available. TIF images will not be accepted.
Submit JPEG images that are at least 3500 pixels wide, with a file size no larger than 20 MB. Images of at least 4500 pixels wide are preferred and will enable a higher quality print coverage. If your images are coming in above the 20 MB size limit, try re-saving them in Photoshop and reducing the JPEG compression level to 8.
To maintain anonymity during judging, no design practice names may appear on images, floor plans or written support materials; however, client names may be included.
Drawings, plans and elevations (optional)
You may also submit up to 5 relevant drawings in vector-based PDF format (site plan, floor plan, sections, elevations and/or any other relevant drawings or diagrams), with a file size no larger than 10 MB. Drawings should include a scale bar, key and north point.
You may submit a brief video, to be used for promotional purposes. It won’t be viewed by the jury. Upload to Vimeo or YouTube and include the URL where prompted, as part of the entry process.
4. Entry Submission and Payment
Once you have completed steps two and three (above) you may pay and submit your project.
The first entry attracts a fee of $385 plus GST. The system will automatically charge subsequent entries (i.e. from the same applicant) at the reduced rate of $285 plus GST.
Each submission and payment is confirmed by the issuing of a tax receipt, sent to your email address. Retain a copy for taxation purposes.
Each submission and payment is confirmed by the issuing of a tax receipt, which is sent to your email address. Retain a copy for taxation purposes. Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted.
Requests to withdraw an entry will be accepted if made in writing (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the submission deadline of Friday 2 February 2024, with refund of the entry fee less an administration charge of $100 plus GST. After this date and up until Friday 16 February 2024 projects may be withdrawn but the entry fee will be forfeited. After Friday 16 February 2024, projects may not be withdrawn.