A PDF summary of the 2021 entry process, award categories, written criteria, entry conditions and timeline can be downloaded here.
Any Australian-based design professional may enter, including interior designers, interior decorators, interior architects, architects and all other design professionals. Entries are encouraged from individuals, groups, partnerships and those working in larger practices.
- Projects may be located anywhere in the world.
- Projects must have been completed between 1 September 2019 and 28 February 2021 and may not have been previously entered into this Awards program.
- Projects must be furnished.
- Projects may be entered in more than one category, where appropriate (separate submission and entry fee required).
Award winners for 2020 DIA State Chapter programs will automatically be shortlisted into the relevant categories of the 2021 Australian Interior Design Awards, on re-submission of their awarded project, except where the project has previously been entered into this program.
An entry shall be excluded from the program:
- 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/Convenor).
- If it does not fulfil these entry conditions.
- If it is incomplete or doesn’t conform to the correct format as specified under Steps & Fees.
The Organiser is committed to providing a quality awards program to the Australian design industry and makes every attempt to ensure accuracy, currency and reliability of the information included on this website 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.
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. In the case of residential projects in particular, the client’s name and the project address will not be published. Specific information about project budgets is not released for publication.
By entering, the applicant (if not the practice principal) confirms that they have obtained the authority of the principal to enter the program, 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/owner gives permission to the Organiser to publish, exhibit and promote the content of the submission (except, in the case of residential interiors, when the client’s name and the project’s address will not be publicised), 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 Organiser will endeavour to promote the name of the design firm/s and, where the Organiser is made aware of their names and to the extent that the Organiser 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 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.