Entering the KBDi Designer Awards Program is a simple three step process.

#1 Click the button below to get your Entry Pack. This pack outlines the various categories, conditions of entry, important dates to note and more. You’ll also receive a link to download the powerpoint entry template.

#2 Follow the blue button to complete the online Entry Form. You’ll need your project data for this one – download a checklist (and generally handy guide) here.

At the end of the form you’ll have the options to pay your entry fees via Credit Card or Tax Invoice.

#3 The following button will take you right to Dropbox: upload your entries and high res images and you’re in!

Of course if you’ve any queries, don’t hesitate to contact our office or send an email to awards@kbdi.org.au.

Remember all entries must be received (with payment processed) by 12 noon (your local time) on Monday, 1 June 2020.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

As we count down to the closing date (1 June 2020), we thought we’d share some of the questions we’ve fielded from entrants in the last few weeks.

My photographer hasn’t been able to get to site. What if I can’t have images by the Awards closing date?

Getting access to projects for professional photography may continue to be challenging for a few weeks. While we’ve typically insisted on premium pics (for obvious reasons), we will be allowing late submission of professional photographs this year. (We will need your BEST images for features like the ones you can see here, so don’t let this fall off your radar.) We’ve set out some tips for DIY photography here, and confirm the following deadlines:

  • Award Entries (powerpoints, entry forms, low res images, etc.) must be submitted by 12 noon on Monday, 1 June.
  • Professional photographs (for all entrants) must be submitted by 12 noon on Tuesday, 30 June.

Can I enter a project that was completed last year?

We get that you may need to ‘dig back a little deeper’ to find a project that’s made it to 100% completion. Accordingly, we’ve extended the project completion dates as follows:

​All designs submitted must be for projects undertaken within the Commonwealth of Australian and completed during the period of 1 January 2018 to 1 June 2020. 

(Of course, you can’t enter a project that you’ve already entered into our program – no double dipping or second chances here!)

My plans are all hand-drawn. Does this mean I won’t stand a chance?

Ah, absolutely NOT. Your method of drafting is not being judged; it’s the clarity and consistency of your work that’s under the microscope. If your hand-drawn drawings accurately represent your design intent (i.e. the judges can see precisely what you were aiming to achieve), you’re most definitely in with a chance.

I don’t have a flash 3D rendering program. Will I lose points for this?

Again, that’s a big, fat no. You’ll note that our judging criteria (found in the Entry Pack) includes the following:

Concept presentation (i.e. computer-generated 3-D view, hand-drawn sketch and/or mood boards with rendered elevations) successfully communicates design intent.

The highlighted section of this statement is what we’re looking for. Our judges want to see how you communicated your ideas to your client. Over the years, we’ve seen some fabulous computer-generated 3Ds, and some equally impressive hand-drawn perspectives. We’ve seen quirkily-styled sketches and carefully rendered elevations, and beautiful mood boards, too. If you’ve developed a style in presenting that wows your clients AND gets the information across, we would love to see it.

As always, if you’ve any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our office (1300 253 223).

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CONGRATULATIONS to all winners of the KBDi Designer Awards 2019

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