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With this year well and truly underway the INDE.Awards 2021 are open for entries — this is your time to shine!

Since its inception in 2017, the INDE.Awards has created a legacy of greatness, attracting the very best in architecture and design in our annual celebration of regional excellence.

As the only awards program of its kind, the INDE.Awards is a uniting force for the Indo-Pacific, where winners, shortlisters and judges are chosen for their ability to speak to the diversity, ingenuity and progressiveness of our local region’s design identity. More than just an event, the INDEs are a community, where being shortlisted is an achievement and receiving an award is the pinnacle of success. It’s a time to shine on a local stage as well as gather recognition and enhance reputations on both regional and global platforms as well. Three singular opportunities which combine to extend relationships and make new ones.

Following on from last year’s program – which saw a record number of submissions and the launch of our inaugural Digital Gala – 2021 will provide even more opportunities to celebrate: we’ll be welcoming back our physical INDE.Awards Gala, which will be held in tandem with a digital live stream; will expand the INDE offering with a full-day of knowledge seminars; and will put the future of our industry centerstage with a brand-new award category.

Want to know more? Read on!

INDE.Awards 2021 Entries Open

Since opening entries in November 2020, this year’s INDE.Awards has already received an overwhelming response, with a large volume of projects already submitted. With an aim to make this year’s awards the most diverse yet, we look forward to welcoming even more submissions from right across the region right up until the awards close on 19 March 2021. Projects that have been completed from 1 September 2019 to 19 February 2021 will be accepted.

This year’s categories include…

The Building
The Multi-Residential Building
The Living Space
The Work Space
The Social Space
The Shopping Space
The Learning Space
The Wellness Space
The Design Studio
The Influencer
The Object
The Prodigy
The Luminary

We will also be welcoming back our annual Best of the Best Award (awarded to the most outstanding project from across all categories) and are excited to introduce The Graduate, an award which will recognize a fifth year architecture student who shows outstanding promise in their chosen course.

Our Biggest Celebration Yet

The 2021 INDE.Awards will mark our first dual event format, where a black-tie ceremony in Sydney will be combined with a global live stream. For an event that continues to grow and expand across the region, the 2021 format allows for an unprecedented reach that ensures everyone can be part of the INDE community.

The awards this year will be held in Sydney on Thursday August 5th. More information on tickets and the live stream will be released closer to the event.

Introducing the INDE.Summit

This year, we look forward to taking our program to even greater heights with our inaugural INDE.Summit to be held the day of our gala event. We will bring together expert practitioners to talk about and discuss the matters that concern the wider architectural community now. The INDE.Summit will be a knowledge-based experience that will inform and connect all those who attend.

We look forward to seeing your work in the INDE.Awards and meeting you at the INDE.Summit where design will live and breathe on the local, regional and global stages.


ICYMI, here’s the INDE.Awards 2020 Digital Gala, for your viewing pleasure and at your leisure!

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