Entries are now open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, which invites Australian and New Zealand based design professionals and students including architects, interior architects, interior designers and interior decorators to submit work that celebrates exceptional and innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces.
Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Planning & Communications Manager says the iconic awards programme provides architects and designers the opportunity to showcase their use of colour in built spaces.
“Colour has the ability to completely transform and define a space,” Andrea says. “Dulux is hoping to see entrants push creativity to new heights – using colour to create inspired, bold and ambitious spaces.”
The 2019 Dulux Colour Awards is accepting entries until 28 February 2019 across the following categories:
COMMERCIAL INTERIOR – WORKPLACE AND RETAIL:
Interior paint finishes of any commercial or industrial building e.g. offices, studios, factories, retail outlets, pop-up shops, shopping centres.
COMMERCIAL INTERIOR – PUBLIC AND HOSPITALITY:
Interior paint finishes of any commercial or industrial building e.g. community centres, museums, theatres, places of worship, cafes, restaurants, fitness centres, hotels, one-off installations, events, education and healthcare facilities.
COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR:
Exterior paint finishes of any commercial, industrial, education facility or multi-residential apartment building.
Interior paint finishes of a private residence, including single and multi-residential.
SINGLE RESIDENTIAL EXTERIOR:
Exterior paint finishes of a private single residence.
STUDENT (YEARS 1 – 6):
Paint specification by architecture or interior design students who are currently attending or have just completed (within the past 12 months) a course by a recognised University or College.
GRAND PRIX – NEW ZEALAND ENTRANTS:
Best in show selected from New Zealand finalists in each category, excluding Student category.
GRAND PRIX – AUSTRALIAN ENTRANTS:
Best in show selected from individual category winners, excluding New Zealand entries and Student categories.
Each category winner will receive AUD $1,000 in prize money (winners of the Student category will receive AUD $500). All category winners, excluding the Student category and New Zealand entrants, will have the chance of taking home the Australian Grand Prix title and AUD $5,000. New Zealand entrants will have the chance of taking home the New Zealand Grand Prix title and NZD $5,000.
Entries are encouraged from individuals, groups, partnerships and those working in larger practices.
Projects must have been completed between 1 September 2017 and 31 December 2018 and may not have been previously entered into this Awards programme. The shortlist will be announced online in March 2019.
Winners of the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards will be announced at a gala function at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on 8 May 2019, with the event compered by award-winning architect and Grand Designs Australia host, Peter Maddison.