We're doing things a little differently this year. Join us online! 


When: Friday 29 May, from 5.00 pm AEST

Where: Facebook Live

Dress: Party outfits… or pyjamas

Menu: BYO quarantinis, canapes and good cheer


How is this all going to work?  

How do I watch the awards announcement?
This year’s announcement will be broadcast via Facebook Live. All you need to do is go to the Awards Facebook page on the evening and watch live as we announce this year’s winners, direct to your living rooms.

Do I need to register or pay? 
No! Come one, come all, it’s time to celebrate!

I don’t have a Facebook account. How can I watch the celebration?
You don’t need a Facebook account. Just head to our Facebook page at 5.00 pm AEST on 29 May and you’ll be able to watch. 

How long will the live stream go for?
Good question! Not long, so don’t be late or you’ll miss the action. We’re aiming for 45 minutes tops, but this is a live broadcast and anything could happen.

How do I get involved on social media? And what’s this I hear about free champagne?

  • Make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram to receive updates and information on the announcement event.

  • Post pictures of your ISO celebrations on Instagram on the evening. Tag @auinteriordesignawards and use #aida2020 so we can share them with our community. 

  • We’ll be sending bottles of champagne to the three best AIDA-at-home celebration photos we are tagged in!

What do I do if I’m shortlisted?
Have your phone ready, as we may be calling you live on the night if you’re a winner so we can hear your (short!) acceptance speech.

Why are you doing the awards like this?
Like everyone, we’ve had to change the way we’re doing things due to the current COVID-19 situation. As we can’t host our usual gala dinner this year, we’re taking the celebrations online.

What’s the best way to watch the Facebook Live awards announcement?
We suggest watching on your laptop or desktop and not on your phone – not only so you can have your hands free for quarantinis, but also so that you can see the images of the winning projects in a larger format.

How do I get my groove on?
We have made a very special "AIDA At Home playlist" for you to enjoy on the night... or whenever really!

What should I do if I want to watch with my friends or colleagues? 
If you’d like to watch the awards announcement live stream with your friends, you have a few options. You could host your own Zoom party, invite your friends and share your screen of the Facebook Live stream. Or you can call your friends via HouseParty, FaceTime or WhatsApp and watch together on your own screens.

Is there an after party?
The Awards team will be celebrating afterwards with our own Zoom party. We encourage you to host your own online party with your friends and colleagues, and don’t forget to send us photos of how you’re celebrating.

View highlights of the 2019 presentation event held at the Forum Melbourne on Friday 31 May and hosted by Dilruk Jayasinha: