A number of improvements have been made to the submission system, which will reduce the time it takes to upload submission content. Regardless, preparation and upload of content will still be time consuming so you should plan to submit entries well before the deadline.
Read the application/entry information carefully to ensure that you have entered your project/s in the most appropriate category. Some projects may be suitable for entry into more than one category.
The written submissions are very important and are read carefully by the jurors. Ensure that you:
Ideally, the person who authors the Client Statement, a requirement for entry into this category, will be the person who drove the business case and championed the project. The statement will provide approval for the project’s entry and for a jury visit between the dates of 17 and 19 March 2016, should the project be shortlisted. If possible, the same client representative should be available to meet with the jury during their site visit.
There are two written criteria for primary category entries and both make reference to sustainability. The first is where you should describe the sustainability strategies implemented, while the second is where you should elaborate on how this advances the pursuit of sustainability. The jury will use your responses to these criteria to decide the Sustainability Advancement Award. Implementation of recognised/standard Greenstar-rating initiatives should not be the main focus of your responses. Entrants are encouraged to clearly identify the innovation and creativity of the application of sustainability principles in the project. This may be related to innovation and creativity in:
Use a professional photographer to document your projects. The early stages of judging are based on visual criteria, so give your project the best possible chance of getting through the judging processes by submitting high quality images.
Use images that best suit the category you have chosen to enter. Select interior images that illustrate what you have said about your project in the written statement. For example, if the design of an entrance area is particularly important to the success of your project, make sure you supply an image of the entrance.
Provide images that are indicative of the project in its entirety, and that tell the project’s story in a logical way. Images that focus on small details (i.e. a single fixture, artwork or merchandise in a retail outlet for example) tend to be of limited use to the jury.
Avoid submitting photoshopped images. Jurors can tell, and often respond negatively to images that have been enhanced.
In addition to providing drawings, plans and elevations, consider including schematic drawings, concept sketches and images of models. This will assist the jury in understanding the big ideas driving the project.
Note that images that don’t conform to the specified file format and size will be rejected.
If you still have problems after following all of these steps, please call support staff on (03) 8699 1000.