Terms and Conditions

All projects must be 100 percent finished works at the time of entry submission and must have been completed in Australia between 1 January 2018 and 5 July 2019. Speculative or unfinished projects, client pitches and/or mock-ups will not be considered valid.

This is an Australia-based competition, and is open exclusively and only to Australia-based architects and designers, with completed projects in region. 


Entry conditions

  • Entries close at 11.59pm on 7 August, 2019
  • All entries must be submitted online at www.sustainablebuildingawards.com.au 
  • Projects may be entered in more than one category, if they qualify.
  • If selected as a finalist, you will be required to attend both the evening Sustainability Awards ceremony and the daytime Panel Discussion. In submitting this entry, you agree that, if selected as a finalist, you will participate in a panel discussion at the daytime event relating to your project and the category in which it was submitted. These events will be held on the same day at a location TBC in Sydney, Australia.
  • Architecture & Design and its partners will not be held responsible for any non-receipt of entries, however so caused. 
  • Entries ruled invalid for whatever reason will not be considered for the awards.

** For submission, please ensure all images are of the highest quality, we suggest 1500 x 1000 pixels in landscape. We will NOT accept pixelated images.


Copyright and usage

By entering the Sustainability Awards 2019, all entrants concede they have permission from all involved parties pertaining to any projects, including clients, copyright holders and collaborators, to allow Architecture & Design and its partners to publish their work across any of its print and digital platforms / brands, as well as any associated promotional materials, without limitation.

By ticking the box on the entry form you indemnify Architecture & Design, Indesign Media Asia Pacific, Architecture & Design Magazine and Sustainability Awards 2019, its employees and agents and supporting partners from any liability for wrongful use or misrepresentation of the works submitted. You assert that you are the author of the work and own the intellectual and moral rights to the work under the Copyright Act. Wrongful assertion of these rights will render the entry invalid, and the entrant accepts all liability for any claim for damages or loss resulting from such wrongful assertion.

By ticking the box on the entry form, you assert the truthfulness of this information, and assign copyright of this text to Architecture & Design, further authorising the editing and publication of the project statement by Indesign Media Asia Pacific and its partners to publish their work across any of its print and digital platforms / brands as well as any associated promotional materials, without limitation.

All project and product entrants must obtain permission from the commissioning client to enter the project into the awards. Any entries that are subsequently found to breach any of the terms and conditions of entry will be ruled invalid and withdrawn from consideration for awards.

In the event that an award winner is subsequently found to breach the terms and conditions of entry, their work may be ruled invalid and the award deemed null and void. The entrant will be liable for any costs incurred and must return the prize(s) received.

The jury reserves the right at all times to determine whether an entry qualifies as an acceptable work within the category for which it is submitted. Works the judges deem not acceptable will be ruled invalid.

Sustainability Awards 2019 winners and entrants may be asked to participate in additional events or editorial opportunities to support the Sustainability Awards 2019 and the design industry.

These Terms and Conditions may be amended, deleted or added from time to time at our discretion, and will be published with any/all the revised terms and conditions on the website.

By checking the box on the online entry form, you agree to the full terms and conditions, so please read them carefully.

All judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the judging process, or the outcome.