The awards recognise recent Australian urban design projects. While there is no prescribed period in which entries (either built or planned) must have been completed, the overarching intent of the program is to recognise and promote contemporary, cross-disciplinary work. This flexibility responds to the context, duration and longevity of the individual urban design outcome or proposal.

Entry is open to any urban design professional, but the project must be located in, or intended for, Australia. Entries are encouraged from groups and practices of all scales, specializations and locations. 

Publicity and Copyright

By entering, the applicant declares that they are authorized to submit this project, and that they have obtained appropriate releases and authorities in writing from project clients, collaborating organizations, copyright holders for entry submission materials, licensees, photographers and, where applicable, the principal/director of applicant’s employer, including for any resultant publicity.

The Organiser 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 Organiser from any liability relating to confidentiality or intellectual property issues that may be raised by any party.

The Organiser reserves the right to exhibit or publish any or all of the entries. By entering the Awards the applicant gives permission to the Organiser to publish, exhibit and promote the content of the submission, including supporters of the Awards, where their use of submission content is specifically related to their promotion of their involvement in the Awards. Specific information about project budgets is not released for publication

In all promotion, the Organiser will endeavour to promote the name of the firm/s that have authored the project, and where the Organiser is made aware of their names, to the extent that the Organiser can exert editorial control, and where space permits, other contributors, such as photographers, will be acknowledged.

All entrants 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 Organiser 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.

General Conditions

An entry shall be excluded from the program:

a) if it is received after the advertised closing date (although submissions that have been commenced but not completed by the closing date may be included at the discretion of the Organiser).

b) if it does not fulfil these entry conditions.

c) if it is incomplete or doesn’t conform to the correct format as specified under Entry (above).

The Organiser is committed to providing a quality awards program to the design industry and makes every attempt to ensure accuracy, currency and reliability of the information included in this document and elsewhere. However, changes in content and process may become necessary at the absolute discretion of the Organiser. The Organiser accepts no liability for any use of the said content or reliance placed upon it.