Staron Design Awards – CLOSING SOON!

Sep 5, 2023 | Industry News, Partner Message

A message from our Corporate Plus Partner, Austaron Surfaces.

Have you used Staron Solid Surfaces in spectacular fashion? Here’s your chance to share your work with the world.

The annual Staron Design Awards program offers a fantastic opportunity for designers to show off their favourite commercial and residential projects. And with a special ‘Concept’ category, the program welcomes designers and students with big visions for solid surface designs, too.

The properties of Staron make it the perfect fit for many design outcomes. The Staron Design Awards program offers a platform to showcase projects in Australia and New Zealand and celebrate the skills and ability of savvy designers to feature Solid Surface within the built environment.

The entry process is super simple (see below for more info), but doors close on 30 September, so enter now!

Introducing the Judges

Amy Frank
UMCo. | Queensland Partnerships Manager

As the partnerships manager for Kitchens & Bathroom quarterly media group, Amy Frank is privy to the latest and greatest in projects Australia-wide. This access gives Amy great insight into upcoming design trends, new innovative products and materials entering the market.

Her studies in built environment & design at QUT, personal experience of renovating many of her own homes and her professional role reflect a lifelong passion for design.

Selina Zwolsman
KBDi | Manager – Design & Communications

Manager of Design and communications for the national industry group, the Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute of Australia (KBDi), Selina Zwolsman, has a bird’s eye view of Australia’s finest kitchens and bathrooms.

With her design background, technical knowledge and keen participation in the development of the design profession, Selina offers a well-rounded perspective on all things related to the two most-used spaces in Australian homes.

Entry to the Staron Design Awards is open to Australian and New Zealand Designers and Architects across all facets of commercial and residential design. Additionally, a creative concept category encourages creative thinking for solid surfaces in students’ assignment-based projects or for practising professionals toying with design developments.

The awards are open from October each year, with the winners announced at the end of September the following year.

Winners will receive extensive marketing and fantastic cash prizes as set out below:

  • Commercial winner $2000
  • Residential winner $1000
  • Concept winner $250

Entering the awards is easy. Simply complete the company or individual details and share the project information that captures why you selected Staron Solid Surfaces for the application.

To be eligible, entries are required to be a part of Australian or New Zealand projects. All images submitted must be suitably licensed and allow permission of usage, offering Austaron Surfaces and their third-party partnerships use without limitations in various marketing opportunities.

Photographs must be a minimum of 300 dpi (excluding Concept Category, where hand-drawn or 3D CAD-generated renders may be submitted).

For more information and full Terms & Conditions, visit


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