Projects must be completed works at the time of entry. Speculative projects, client pitches and/or mock-ups will not be valid. Eligible projects must have been completed between 1st January 2012 and 25th May 2013.
The competition is open to Australian architects and designers with completed projects in Australia. Entries in the International Project category will be international projects, completed by Australian architects and/or designers. All entrants must be Australian residents. The definition of an Australian resident is someone who has lived and worked in Australia for 12 months and over.
Entries close at 4pm EST 31st May 2013. Entries and payment must be received by Niche Media on or before this date and time.
All entries must be submitted online at www.idea-awards.com.au
Entry to the awards is $104 including GST per submission ($84 Early Bird entry fee until 5 April 2013). Projects may be entered on more than one category, if they qualify.
Every entry must include information about the project’s sustainability credentials. The recipient of the Sustainability Award will be selected by the jury from all valid entries to IDEA 2013. For more on the Sustainability Award, click here.
Each category has specific criteria for entry with which you must comply (for more information, go to Categories and Special Awards). Items deemed by the shortlisting judges not to meet these criteria will be deemed invalid.
One member from the design team of each shortlisted project may be required to present it to the jury at a public event in Sydney on 1-2 August 2013. Practices unable to attend the jury day may be disqualified, at the discretion of the jury.
Niche Media 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.
Copyright and usage
By ticking the box on the entry form, all entrants warrant that they have permission from all parties including clients, copyright holders and collaborators to allow (Inside) and its partners to publish their work in the IDEA shortlist issue of (Inside), in the IDEA 2013 special edition of (Inside), on the IDEA website and in any associated promotional materials, without limitation.
By ticking the box on the entry form you indemnify Niche Media, (Inside) magazine and IDEA 2013, 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 such 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 Niche Media, further authorising the editing and publication of the project statement by (Inside) and its partners in the IDEA shortlist issue of (Inside), in the IDEA 2013 special edition of (Inside), on the IDEA website and in any associated promotional materials, without limitation.
All 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 an award.
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.
Judges reserve 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.
Niche Media staff and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
Terms and conditions may be amended, deleted or added from time to time at our discretion and we will publish 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.
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