BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize
The BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize was established in 2005 to recognise outstanding architectural student work which demonstrates excellence in response to place, technology and Australian culture. The prize is presented every second year, at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards (AAAA). For more details, go to the BlueScope Steel Glenn Murcutt Student Prize site.
COLORBOND Steel Student Biennale
Since 1985 this prize has recognised outstanding works of design by architecture students across Australia. The competition represents the profession’s recognition of quality in design by students of architecture. It acknowledges outstanding design work and communicates this quality to both students and the profession. Established by the Australian Institute of Architects and sponsored since its inception by COLORBOND® steel, the competition celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. For more details, go to the COLORBOND Steel Student Biennale site.
The Institute's Graduate Program provides encouragement and support for architecture graduates as they embark on their professional careers. Graduate Prizes vary from state to territory. For more information on the prizes available, contact your local chapter. If you were awarded a graduate prize prior to 2009 please contact the National Prizes Office.
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Dulux Study Tour
The Dulux Study Tour recognises and rewards emerging architects for their contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement. The five winners proceed to commence a ten day international study tour of Shanghai, Barcelona and London.
The Dulux Study Tour provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through an intensive visit for young architects - who are clearly intending to be leaders in our profession - to gain exposure to leading architectural practices and visit recent projects overseas.
Entry is open to all architects and graduates of architecture of up to 10 years from graduation of the two-tier or five year Bachelor of Architecture degree. It is only open to Australian citizens/residents and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia. It is not mandatory that entrants are Australian Institute of Architects members.
Entrants may be nominated by an employer or self-nominate if they are self-employed. The nominating employer must be an Australian Institute of Architects member. Self-nominees must be an Australian Institute of Architects member, and will be required to supply additional supporting documentation.
The prize will be awarded to five emerging architects on the basis of their individual contributions to:
- Architectural practice
- Design excellence
- Community involvement
Emerging Architect Prize The Emerging Architect Prize recognises an individual emerging architect or emerging architectural collaboration’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role within the public arena. Entrants need to be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Entry into the Emerging Architects Prize is now a two step process.
- Nomination – eligible candidates are nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects via the online entry system
- Submission of entry material – nominated candidates will be invited to continue with the submission; should they wish to accept the nomination the nominee will be asked to submit the entry material listed under 'entry requirements' via the online entry system
Winners at a Chapter level proceed to be considered for the National Emerging Architects Prize. Entries are now open in NSW, NT, TAS, and ACT.
Nominate someone today!
Australian Institute of Architects members wishing to nominate an individual or collaboration are asked to submit the following via the online entry system. Nominators will be asked to provide the following information:
- the nominator’s name and contact details
- the nominee’s name and contact details
- a brief (max 150 words) outlining the reason for the nomination
Once a nomination has been made, the nominee will be invited to continue with the submission. Should they wish to accept the nomination; the nominee will be asked to submit the following entry material via the online entry system:
- a statement addressing each of the key criteria items outlined in the judging criteria (two A4 pages maximum)
- a resume: four A4 pages maximum (please ensure you provide the architectural registration number, date of registration and date of graduation for each individual being nominated)
- a portfolio of works: this can include built and unbuilt work (five A4 pages maximum)
- two references: from an employer or clients
- photo of entrant(s) – this can be uploaded separately to the requirements above
- entry requirements listed above must be uploaded on a single PDF document and must not exceed 5MB
- finalists may be asked by their local Chapter to submit additional materials to the local jury including CDs or hard copies
Eligibility & criteria
|Chapter ||Opening ||Closing |
|NSW Chapter ||4 March 2013 ||nominations (step 1) 22 March 2013 |
submission (step 2) 12 April 2013
|Tas Chapter ||4 March 2013 |
|15 April 2013 |
|NT Chapter ||4 March 2013 ||30 April 2013 |
|ACT Chapter ||19 March 2013 ||30 April 2013 |
|SA Chapter ||26 March 2013 ||30 April 2013 |
|WA Chapter ||2 April 2013 ||28 June 2013 |
|Qld Chapter ||19 July 2013 ||13 September 2013 |
|Vic Chapter ||5 August 2013 ||13 September 2013 |
Entrants, as an individual or as part of collaboration, must each fulfill the following prize criteria:
- must be nominated by a member of the Australian Institute of Architects
- once nominated, must complete the required entry form
- must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- must have graduated from a two-tier or five year Bachelor of Architecture or Masters course up to 15 years prior to the year of entry
- must enter in the state in which they are currently residing
- must be a registered architect in the state in which they are entering the prize, and have first been registered not more than 10 years ago
- a minimum of three (3) eligible entries must be received by the closing date or the jury may decide not to award a winner
- the state jury may choose not to award a state winner if they feel the entries received are not of a high enough standard or do not fulfill the judging criteria
- previous recipients of the state or national prize are not eligible to enter
- submissions must be received by the closing date specified by each state or territory
State and national juries will judge entries based on the following criteria:
- excellence in architectural practice, research or education
- involvement in Australian Institute of Architects activities and/or forums of similar professional bodies
- contribution to architecture through leadership within the profession
- contribution to community activities such as charity and voluntary work related to the profession is not essential but would be judged favourably
All entries received by the due date will be judged by a state jury selected by the relevant chapter. Jury members will comprise the following people:
The state jury will select one (1) state winner. Each state winner then goes through to the national jury which will consist of the following:
- Chapter President or nominee
- previous Emerging Architect Prize winner
- Chair of the local EmAGN group or a nominated representative
- Institute National President or nominated representative
- EmAGN Chair or nominated representative
- previous Emerging Architect Prize winner or nominated representative
Chapter winners of the Emerging Architects Prize will be awarded a certificate and will be sponsored to attend a local awards ceremony. Winners will receive one year free membership with the Australian Institute of Architects. If the winner is already a member they will receive free membership for the following year. If won by a collaboration, each individual will receive one year free membership. Some Chapters have prize money associated with the prize. Contact your local chapter for further details.
The winner of the National Emerging Architect Prize will be awarded with a single $2000 cash prize, a certificate and be sponsored to attend the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. If won by a collaboration, it will be the responsibility of the group to split the cash prize as they see fit and to nominate an individual to be sponsored to attend the awards event. The National winner will receive and additional year of free membership with the Australian Institute of Architects. If won by a collaboration, each individual will receive one additional year of free membership.
2013 state & national winners announced!
Entries for the 2013 Emerging Architect Prize have been judged and awarded all across the country. Congratulations to the following Chapter Emerging Architect Prize winners.
- ACT Chapter – Robbie Speight, Colin Stewart Architects
- ACT Chapter Commendation – Bronwen Jones, Collins Caddaye Architects
- NSW Chapter – Penny Fuller, Silvester Fuller
- NT Chapter – Jimmy Walker, Build Up Design Architects
- QLD Chapter – David Teeland, Teeland Architects
- SA Chapter – no prize awarded
- TAS Chapter – Peter Walker, Cumulus Studio
- VIC Chapter – Clare Cousins, Clare Cousins
- WA Chapter – Kieran Wong, CODA Studio
These winners at a Chapter level automatically proceeded to be judged by the National Jury. The National Emerging Architect Prize was awarded to Clare Cousins at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards in Canberra on 20 March 2013.
2013 Chapter & National Winners
2012 Chapter & National Winners
2011 Chapter & National Winners
For further information, please contact your local Chapter or the National Prizes Manager:
National Prizes Manager | Australian Institute of Architects
3/60 Collins Street Melbourne 3000
T: 03 8620 3877 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Other awards & prizes
Australian Interior Design Awards
Entries are now open for projects across the public, retail, workplace, hospitality, residential and installation design categories. www.australianinteriordesignawards.com
Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating Australia’s best residential projects.
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