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INDE.Awards is the world’s only architecture and design awards programme to encompass the entire region and its progressive and intuitive design vernacular. Every year, the INDE.Awards acts as a barometer of our progress as an industry and a region, a platform through which projects, people and products from the last year can be elevated, celebrated and recognised across the globe. Since the awards were first launched in 2017, they have attracted entries from over 14 countries across the Indo-Pacific.

In 2021 INDE.Summit was introduced. Bringing together the most disruptive minds in our region for a symposium unlike any other, the INDE. Summit is cutting edge, going beyond the awards to drive the knowledge that powers excellence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

KEY DATES
Entries Open: 29th November, 2021
Entries Close: 10th March, 2022
Jury deliberation: April 2022 – May 2022
Shortlist announced: June, 2022
INDE.Awards Gala 2021: 4th August, 2022

DO I NEED TO BE BASED IN AN INDO-PACIFIC COUNTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Yes. This is an Indo-Pacific-based competition, and is open exclusively to architects and designers based in the region. Please see the list below if you are unsure if you qualify:
Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam

DOES MY PROJECT NEED TO BE LOCATED IN AN INDO-PACIFIC COUNTRY?
Yes. Please refer to the list above for included countries.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
First entry: $320 AUD incl GST
Subsequent entries: $220 AUD incl GST

The reduced rate for subsequent entries is automatically calculated on the payment screen.

In order to serve the region and present a level playing field for recognition and celebration of design and architecture, a price adjustment will be applied at time of payment to submissions received from the following countries:
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam

If you are located in one of the counties above a code will be sent to you in the registration confirmation email. To take advantage of the reduced entry fees, use code during the payment process.

For assistance or further information about this initiative please contact info@indeawards.com

CAN I ENTER MY PROJECT IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes, if your project is relevant to more than one category. Each entry will attract a submission fee. See above for details on multiple entries.

The Graduate: FREE
You will notice a gating fee in Awardstack which exists to emphasise that this is by nomination only. You will require a free code from our team to enter this category upon enquiry.

Please contact Jan Henderson at jan@indesign.com.au for more information about this category, and for the free code. This category is eligible for course leaders to nominate only.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE GRADUATE CATEGORY?
To be eligible for this category the student must attend an architectural school in the Indo-Pacific region. The category is open to architecture students in their final year of study, the entry must be their own work and is to be the final year examination submission made to their school, university or technical college.

The category is free to enter and candidates are to be nominated by course leaders only.

If you are a course leader and would like to nominate students, please contact Jan Henderson, jan@indesign.com.au for more information and for the free code.

I AM A STUDENT, CAN I ENTER THE GRADUATE CATEGORY MYSELF?
No, you will notice a gating fee in Awardstack for this category. Please do not pay this as you will not be refunded. This exists to ensure that nominees are submitted by course leaders as it is a free entry. You will require a free code from our team to enter this category upon enquiry. If you are a student who meets the eligibility requirements above and interested in being nominated, please talk to your course leader about contacting Jan Henderson, jan@indesign.com.au for more information and to receive the free code.

I’M ENTERING A PRODUCT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE INDO-PACIFIC RULE?
You need to be an Indo-Pacific based designer/architect, and you need to have designed your product in an Indo-Pacific country. Please refer to the list above for included countries.

CAN I SUBMIT A PROJECT/PRODUCT THAT IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION?
No. All projects/products must be 100% finished works at the time of entry submission. Display suites created for developers’ property sales do not qualify for entry.

FOR ‘THE OBJECT’ CATEGORY, MUST MY PRODUCT BE AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET?
Yes. It can be anywhere on the spectrum from ‘mass produced’ to ‘produced on demand’, but it must be available for purchase.

IS THERE A TIME PERIOD IN WHICH MY PROJECT/PRODUCT MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED?
Yes. Your project/product must have been completed between 10th July, 2020 and 10th March, 2022.

Speculative or unfinished projects, client pitches and/or mock-ups will not be considered valid. The only exception to this is The Influencer category, which is open to concepts.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE COMPLETION DATE OF A ‘CONCEPT’ (FOR ‘THE INFLUENCER’ CATEGORY)?
It’s the date you first publicised the project. If you haven’t publicised the project, it’s the date you stopped working on it (i.e. the design was complete).

HOW CAN I BE NOMINATED FOR THE LUMINARY AND PRODIGY AWARDS?
The Luminary and Prodigy Awards are not open for self-nomination. Our panel of INDE. Experts and Indesign Media Editors nominate the recipients of The Luminary and The Prodigy accolades. The INDE.Awards Jury will select The Luminary of the Year and The Prodigy of the Year, who will each receive a trophy.

HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I SUBMIT?
You can submit a maximum of 10 images per entry. We recommend at least 6 images. For The Design Studio, please include a headshot or portrait shot of your team.

WHAT SIZE DO THE IMAGES NEED TO BE?
Please ensure your images are of the highest quality. We suggest a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels (300 DPI) in landscape orientation. We will NOT accept pixelated images. You’ll be prompted to include your photographer’s name in your entry so the photography can be credited if your entry is publicised.

MUST MY IMAGES BE IN LANDSCAPE FORMAT?
No, we also accept portrait format, but if you have some landscape-format shots available, please include them.

WHAT FILE TYPE DO THE IMAGES NEED TO BE?
Please submit your images in JPG or PNG format. All other file types are not accepted. You are able to upload up to 10 photos, and 5 documents (including drawings and floorplans).

WHAT TEXT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?
The requested text descriptions vary slightly across the categories. The entry form asks for basic details (such as design/architecture firm’s name, project title, project location and photographer’s name), specification details (for applicable categories), as well as more descriptive paragraphs. To view the entry form for each category, you can register to enter at our Entry Portal accessed through indeawards.com, and view the online entry form for each category with no commitment to lodge an entry.

CAN I SAVE A DRAFT OF MY ENTRY AND RETURN TO IT LATER?
Yes. You can return to and edit your entry at any point up to the entry deadline of 11:59pm on Thursday 10 March 2022, Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Your entry will not be complete until final payment has been processed and your entry submitted.

WHAT’S THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION?
Entries close 11:59PM on Thursday 10 March 2022.

DO I NEED TO GET PERMISSION FROM MY CLIENT/PHOTOGRAPHER/ETC TO ENTER?
Yes. By entering the INDE.Awards, you confirm that you have permission from all involved parties pertaining to your project/s – including clients, copyright holders and collaborators – to allow Indesign Media Asia Pacific and its partners to publish your work across any of its print and digital platforms/brands, as well as any associated promotional materials, without limitation for awards purposes only.
Please ensure you include all photography credits, with reference to particular images in file name to ensure we are crediting these correctly.

WHERE CAN I READ THE FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS?
Please find them at the Terms & Conditions page and read carefully.

I’M HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH MY ENTRY. WHO CAN HELP?
Please contact info@indeawards.com and we’ll get right on it!

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE INDE.AWARDS GALA BEING HELD THIS YEAR?
The 2022 INDE.Awards Gala will be held in Melbourne and broadcast around the globe.

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