Categories

There are seven primary categories, two optional categories and four automatic categories. Choose the primary category most appropriate for your project. Where relevant, projects may be entered into more than one primary category. Each primary category entry requires a separate entry submission and fee.

The optional categories, for Emerging Interior Design Practice and Sustainability Advancement, are free to enter when entering a primary category. To be considered you must supply the relevant details when prompted during the p´╗┐rimary category submission process. The four automatic categories are free to enter when entering a primary category. These include the Premier Award for Australian Interior Design.

Primary categories
(entry fee payable)

1. Retail Design

Shops, retail outlets, showrooms, department stores, food markets, shopping centres and hairdressers.

2. Hospitality Design

Cafes, bars, restaurants, accommodation premises, hotels, day spas, swimming pools, casinos, clubs, cinemas, fitness centres etc.

3. Workplace Design

Offices, studios, warehouses, factories, doctors rooms, dentists rooms and dedicated working spaces in residential environments (excludes study nooks and multi-purpose rooms).

4. Public Design

Galleries, museums, concert halls, theatres, exhibition venues, places of worship, educational institutions, childcare centres, medical institutions, libraries, community centres, consulates, law courts, parliamentary buildings, airports, railway stations etc.

5. Installation Design

Gallery exhibitions, museum exhibitions, promotional displays, set design, trade exhibitions, display suites, marquees, installations, merchandising, temporary installations etc.

6. Residential Design

Apartments, private houses, housing developments, multi unit dwellings etc.

7. Residential Decoration

Apartments, private houses, housing developments, multi unit dwellings etc.

Optional categories
(no entry fee)

8. Emerging Interior Design Practice

Where the principal of the practice is 35 years of age or less at the time of project completion, based on projects submitted into Primary Categories 1 to 7.

9. Award for Sustainability Advancement

Shortlisted projects from primary categories 1 to 7 are considered for this award.

Automatic categories
(no entry fee)

10. Best of State Awards for Commercial Design

Given at the jury's discretion and based on projects submitted into Primary Categories 1 to 5.

11. Best of State Awards for Residential Design

Given at the jury's discretion and based on projects submitted into Primary Categories 6 and 7.

12. Best International Design Award

Given at the jury's discretion and based on international projects submitted into Primary Categories 1 to 7.

13. Premier Award for Australian Interior Design

Winners of Primary Categories 1 to 7 are finalists for this overall award.