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The 5 things you need to enter INDE.Awards today

We know how much work is involved in pulling together an awards entry. We’ve collated an INDE.Awards entry checklist to help you along.

The 5 things you need to enter INDE.Awards today

1R Australia by Foolscap Studio, shortlisted for The Wellness Space 2021, photography by Willem-Dirk du Toit.

The 2022 INDE.Awards is open for entry and now is the time to submit your projects, become a member of the INDE family and showcase your work on the regional and global stages.

We know how much work is involved in pulling together an awards entry, so skim our checklist below. Now is the time to share your legacy. So let’s get cracking!

State of Kin INDE.Awards Indesign
State of Kin, nominated for The Prodigy 2021, photography by Sophie Pearce.

1. Make sure you’re eligible

The INDE.Awards is dedicated specifically to the Indo-Pacific region in all its diversity. That means your studio and your project must be located in one of these countries:

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.

Has your project or product been completed between 10 July 2020 and 10 March 2022? This is an important detail you’ll need to confirm, in order to be eligible for the regular core categories of the 2022 INDE.Awards.

To explore our fees, payment and full terms and conditions, visit the INDE.Awards website.

Estaban Restaurant and Bar, INDE.Awards Indesign
Esteban Restaurant & Bar by H&E Architects, shortlisted for The Social Space 2021, photography by Steven Woodburn.

2. Know the key dates and pace yourself

Entries close 10 March 2022 so now is the time to prepare all that essential information you’ll need to enter your top-notch project/s, practice/s and product/s – from images, plans and drawings, to project credits and written responses.

Don’t delay, enter now so that you don’t miss the deadline or the opportunity at being Shortlisted or joining us as a winner at the INDE.Awards Gala evening on 4 August 2022 in Melbourne.

Carrele, the calcium brick collection, INDE.Awards Indesign
CArrelé – The Calcium Brick Collection by Elaine Yan Ling Ng with Nature Squared, winner of The Influencer 2021, photography by Tracy Wong.

3. Set aside time for writing and approvals

‘The writing’ can be the most time-consuming aspect of an awards entry. However, it’s a vital component of your entry as our judges really rely on your skill for articulating your project. Your words are the compass against which they measure the characteristics and qualities of your project.

We recommend carefully reviewing the Category Criteria and the Entry Questions, so you can plan ahead for your responses and any necessary client approvals.

There are strict character counts in the INDEs online entry forms, so you’ll need to distill your information with clarity.

We will accept up to 1,700 characters (around 250 words) response, per question. You’ll find all this information housed on the INDE.Awards website here.

The Innovation Cell, INDE.Awards, Indesign
The Innovation Cell by A1 Office, shortlisted for The Learning Space, photography by Lisa Atkinson.

4. Prepare your imagery and drawings

Alongside your words, images tell half the story. To ensure your images are doing your project justice, make sure they are of a professional quality.

We’ll accept up to 10 images in landscape or portrait composition and up to five drawings or plans. We only accept JPEG or PNG format with 1500pix wide preferred.

Sarah & Sebastian, INDE.Awards Indesign
Sarah & Sebastian by Russell & George, honourable mention for The Shopping Space, 2021 photography by Sean Fennessy.

5. Be part of the growth and strengthening of the Indo-Pacific region

As the first and only regional design awards of its kind, the INDE.Awards has brought recognition and growth to the firms that have entered and won. “Last year we saw an incredibly high calibre of entrants, shortlisters and winners, which revealed the progressive nature and influential power of our region’s designs,” says Indesign Media Asia Pacific CEO, Raj Nandan.

The INDE.Awards calls on architects and designers to think big and look beyond their immediate locale to be part of the voice of progressive design in our region. We have plenty to be proud of in the Indo-Pacific. Take that message to the world stage with the INDE.Awards 2022.

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Piccolo House by Wood Marsh Architecture, shortlisted for The Multi-Residential Building 2021, photography by Trevor Mein.

We can’t wait to see what you submit for the 2022 INDEs! Take a look at the 2021 Winners and watch highlights from the 2021 Gala here.

But this year we will be live and partying! 4 August 2022 in Melbourne, mark it in the calendar.


Entries to the 2022 INDE.Awards close on 10/03/2022 at 23:59 AEDT. Entries can be started, submitted and modified here and should be entered according to the awards’ category criteria.

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