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The Awards of Excellence are available exclusively to SPASA members. Eligibility for each category is outlined in our Judging Criteria and Terms & Conditions. Gold winners of Regional Awards will be eligible for the National Awards competition.

 

The Awards of Excellence is available exclusively to SPASA members.

Eligibility for each category is outlined here and in the Terms & Conditions.

Gold winners of Regional Awards will be eligible for the National Awards competition.

One high resolution digital primary image (Main Photo) must be supplied with each Entry. The Main Photo should be .JPG format and no less than 300dpi and a minimum of 3MB in size for best quality (maximum size 6MB). Build/Installation categories must not contain any information which identifies the Entrant.

A maximum of five (5) supporting images in .JPG format are admissible with each Entry, to highlight different angles, unusual site conditions or features, etc.  Supporting images must be between 500kb and 1mg in size.

  • The first entry is $250 with every entry thereafter at $150
  • Entries into Individual/Employee Categories are $100
  • Categories 53-56 & 58-64 are $300 to enter

All prices include GST

Projects may be submitted into multiple categories; however, every category entry must be accompanied by additional fees.

Payment must be made before the nomination deadline for your entry to be eligible for judging.

Yes, they can! Entries that have won Highly Commended in any category in previous years can be re-entered.

If an entry has won a Gold Award, it cannot be re-entered in that same category, however some exceptions apply. Refer to the Terms & Conditions for more information.

All entries will be assessed by a panel of judges, comprising of representatives from various industry associated third parties. The Awards Judging Facilitator will oversee the judging process and ensure impartiality.

Entries are judged based on criteria set out for each category and will be scored out of 100 with the three highest scores being awarded Gold or Highly Commended. The judges may also award a ‘Merit’ Award if applicable.

In the event of a tie, the judges may confer to determine a result.

Judges will deliberate via teleconference or other means as appropriate to determine the Major Awards.

No information in relation to winners or entrants is made available to the SPASA Board, local committees nor anyone outside of immediate facilitation in advance of the Awards presentation night.

Members must submit an entry/entries via this website, which will be open for submissions until the nomination deadline.

Follow the steps below to submit an entry:

  • If you haven’t already, register here
  • If you have already registered, log in with your username & password
  • Ensure you have read the Terms & Conditions for the Awards of Excellence Program
  • Click on “Submit New Entry”
  • Select a category
  • Complete your entry for your selected category
  • Select “Save” at the bottom of the page
  • You can edit the entry until you pay for your entries
  • Pay for all entries at once by selecting “Pay Online Now” underneath your submissions
  • OR Select “Confirm & Pay” next to the relevant entry once you’re happy with the submission
  • Paid entries cannot be edited by the entrant, contact us or call 1300 021 482 if you need an entry edited

We strongly recommend that you start to prepare your submissions early, and do not leave it to the last moment to upload your entry.

To be fair to all nominees in the Awards of Excellence we cannot provide advice or suggestions on any entries.

  • Log in with your username & password
  • Click on “Account” from the top menu
  • Scroll down to “Your Entries” and select “Edit” next to the entry you wish to edit
  • Select “Save” at the bottom of the page
  • Paid entries cannot be edited by the entrant, contact us or call 1300 021 482 if you need an entry edited

 

As many as they like! The more they enter, the better chance they have of winning!

Members are able to win Gold and up to two Highly Commended awards in each category.

If you have a query about your eligibility or rules of the competition, please contact us via email or call 1300 021 482. We will endeavor to respond within 48 hours.