To enter the DMN Annual Building Design Awards you must be a member and your project(s):
- must have an occupancy permit by the closing date for entries.
- must have been completed within the last three years.
- must not have been entered previously in the DMN Building Design Awards.
The location of a project (not the Building Designer)determines the state a project is entered into (ie if a building designer based in Queensland enters a project located in Sydney, the project will be classified as a NSW entry.)
The Design Matters National Awards program has now outgrown a single event that commenced in 1996. The two-tiered program will open with individual State Awards. State Building Design of the Year winners will automatically qualify to compete in the National Design Awards to become Australia’s Building Designer of the Year to be celebrated on October 2023.