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Exciting results as INDE.Awards entries come to a close

We’ve already been overwhelmed with the positive response to this year’s call for submission. Here we share the stats and tell you what happens next.

Exciting results as INDE.Awards entries come to a close

With entries now closed and judging soon to commence, the INDE.Awards is gearing up for its biggest year yet. We are thrilled to report a record-breaking number of entries in 2019, received from across the Indo-Pacific region.

More than 420 entries were submitted into 11 Jury-decided categories, with a recorded 43 per cent increase on entry registrations (year-on-year, 2017-2019).

Awarding the most progressive architecture and design in the Indo-Pacific, this year saw submissions from 14 countries within the region. A record number of entries were received from countries including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Vietnam and Thailand.

“We’re really excited to see so many great quality entries from across the region,” says Indesign Media Asia Pacific CEO, Raj Nandan. “As the first and only awards program of its kind in the Indo-Pacific, we provide a large and diverse creative community with a level playing field to celebrate their most progressive and outstanding work,” says Nandan.

“With judging soon to commence, we wish all our INDE.Awards 2019 entrants the very best of luck. It has been our pleasure to connect with you and support you through the entry process and beyond.”

Nominees announced – The Luminary & The Prodigy categories

Complementing the INDE.Awards’ 11 Jury-decided categories are two exclusive nominee-only categories, The Luminary and The Prodigy. Each category encompasses four contenders nominated by Indesign Media Asia Pacific’s regional team of Editors.

The Luminary recognises the lifetime achievements and ongoing contributions of an industry icon. Those nominated into The Luminary category have a long-established practice and, through their work, have made a lasting impact on both their local community, as well as their wider profession.

The Prodigy celebrates the industry’s up-and-coming ‘wunderkind’. Devoted to individuals and/or studios within their first five years of business, this category puts the spotlight on trend-setters who take an innovative and experimental approach to architecture and design.

Both The Luminary and The Prodigy calls on the global design community to get involved and vote for their ultimate Luminary and Prodigy via People’s Choice voting.

People’s Choice voting period runs 21 March-1 May, with all INDE.Awards category winners announced at the annual VIP Gala event in Melbourne, 21 June.


Key dates

22 February
Judging commences

21 March – 1 May
People’s Choice voting open for
The Luminary and The Prodigy categories

30 April
Official Shortlist announced

21 June
Winners announced at Gala event at the Melbourne Museum, purchase tickets here.

The Luminary is proudly supported by Wilkhahn and The Prodigy is proudly supported by Cosentino.

Lead image: Paramount House Hotel by Breathe Architecture. Photo by Tom Ross.

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