Wednesday, November 16, 2011


The 2012 Queensland Building Design Awards are officially underway with the launch of the Regional Awards Entry Form. 

If you have designed a project that you are proud of, don’t keep it to yourself. This is your chance to share it with the rest of the world. 

In 2011, BDAQ ramped up its media release program and achieved some excellent coverage for the design awards right across Queensland. You can become part of that and get promotion worth thousands of dollars for nothing more than the entry fee. When you make it through to the state awards, you are guaranteed to get at least a photo of your project and your contact details into the glossy magazine sold in newsagencies all over Queensland. 

We have made some changes to the awards procedures this year to simplify the process. The key points to note are as follows.
1.      There will be no branch design awards coordinators in 2012. The Design Awards Coordinator for all regions is Russell Brandon (contact details see p5 of the Entry Form).
2.     All submissions regardless of the branch of origin will be submitted to the BDAQ office. Should branches wish to conduct their own judging, they will need to coordinate their judging with the awards coordinator.
3.      We are now requiring one set of photographs only but have clarified the required resolution and file size range.
4.     Winning entries will automatically proceed to the state awards judging. The original presentation submitted to the regional awards will be used in the state judging. There will be no separate state awards entry form and no opportunity to change entry submissions between regionals and state awards. The awards coordinator may choose to judge the state awards at the same time as the regionals are judged. Regional award winners will be automatically invoiced for the state fees.
5.     You will notice that the Environmental categories and Product categories are no longer listed on the entry form. All entries submitted are eligible for these categories and the judging will be based on points awarded during the category judging. 
 6.     We have clarified the rule about re-entering projects that have previously won an award to permit projects which have previously won a category to be entered into a different category in subsequent years. For example if you have previously won a residential category, you can now enter the same project in the residential interiors category. Also we have removed the restriction on projects which have been awarded a commendation to be re-entered in any category. 

You’ve got to be in it to win it. Why not give it a go this year but don’t put it off, start planning now. If you have any queries, please contact the office on 07 3889 9119 OR DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE


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  2. When and where will the winners be announced.

  3. The Regional Winners are being announced at local branch events as organised by local BDAQ committees.

    The state awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on Friday 27 July at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.