After more than 10 years profiling local creatives, documenting beautiful Australian architecture and homes, oohing and ahh-ing over the most enviable interiors, uncovering and championing Australia’s talented designers and makers… we’re SUPER EXCITED to take things up a notch, with the launch of .
We’ve created this awards program to formally acknowledge the designers, architects and makers who contribute to Australia’s vibrant creative community…. and whilst we know there’s no shortage of amazing awards programs out there, this one aims to be a little different.
Btslive Awards cover 12 different creative categories, we have 31 (!) esteemed judges, and there’s $30,000 in prize money up for grabs.
We wanted to create an awards program which celebrates the breadth of design and creativity we celebrate here on Btslive – from small scale, handcrafted practices, to complex, collaborative projects. That’s why this is the only awards program which brings together residential architecture and interior design, alongside innovative new work by Australia’s most talented furniture designers, craft practitioners, floral designers, textile designers, stylists + art directors and more.
ALL the info, prizes, judging criteria and eligibility can be found on a very swish new (thankyou and – legends!)… but here’s a breakdown of the categories we’ll be awarding :
This category seeks to award one standout Australian residential architecture Project. Ground-up builds, renovations and additions are all eligible within this category.
Judges : Clare Cousins (), Graham Burrows () and Albert Mo ()
The Residential Architecture award is supported by .
This category seeks to award one distinctive Australian residential interior design Project created by an individual or studio.
Judges : David Flack () Yasmin Ghoniem () and Adriana Hanna ()
The Interior Design award is supported by .
This category seeks to award one standout Australian Landscape Design project. Residential, public and community gardens are all eligible within this category.
Judges : Paul Bangay (), Rick Eckersley () and Georgina Reid ()
The Landscape Design award is sponsored by .
This category seeks to award one distinctive Australian lighting design project. Individual products or product ranges developed within Australia, bespoke designs, one-off lighting projects and installations will be considered in this category.
Judges : Christopher Boots () and Kate Stokes ().
This category seeks to award one distinctive Australian furniture design project. Individual products and/or product ranges developed within Australia, bespoke pieces, fixed and freestanding furniture designs will be considered in this category.
Judges : Richard Munao ( and ), , and Grazia Materia ().
The Furniture Design award is sponsored by .
This category seeks to award one distinctive Australian textile design project. One-off textile designs, textile collections and textile-based fashion or homewares products will be considered in this category.
Judges : Bonnie Ashley () and Lisa Gorman ().
This category seeks to award one outstanding Australian floral design project completed by any practising floral designer, group or organisation. Commercial commissions, including small floral arrangements, larger floral schemes, installations, botanical-based sculptures and art projects will be considered in this category.
Judges : Cherrie Miriklis-Pavlou () and Joost Bakker.
The Floral Design Awards is sponsored by .
Styling + Art Direction
This category seeks to award one outstanding Australian styling or art direction project completed by either an individual, group or organisation. A single photograph or photographic series, advertising campaign, editorial project or personal styling project will be considered in this category.
Judges : and .
The Styling & Art Direction Award is sponsored by .
This category seeks to award one outstanding Australian handcrafted project, completed by either an individual, group or organisation. A single handcrafted functional, decorative or wearable item, or a handcrafted product range will be considered in this category. Practitioners of any handcrafted discipline are eligible to enter.
Judges : Louse Olsen (), and Chloë Powell ().
The Handcrafted Award is sponsored by .
This category seeks to award one outstanding Australian sustainable design project, completed by either an individual, group or organisation. Any project which is exemplary of sustainable innovation is eligible, including, but not limited to, architectural projects, industrial design projects, functional products, furniture and lighting.
Judges : Jeremy McLeod (, ) and Abigail Forsyth ().
The Sustainable Design award is sponsored by .
This category seeks to award one designer, architect or independent creative, working in any creative discipline, who has launched their professional practice within the last three years.
Judges : Lucy Feagins (Btslive), Anne-Maree Sargeant () and Henry Wilson ().
The Emerging Designer Award is supported by .
This category seeks to award one collaborative design project, where two or more separate creative practitioners, businesses or entities have come together to create one collaborative product, product range, installation, built structure or other creative project.
Judges : , Jeremy Wortsman (), and Amanda Henderson ().
Entries are open NOW – until June 7th.
Winners will be announced in a fancy awards ceremony at Deakin Edge, Federation Square in Melbourne on Thursday September 19th 2019!
We’re incredibly grateful to our sponsors for throwing their incredible support behind this brand new awards program – THANKYOU , , , , , , , and .
Massive thanks also to our supporters and collaborators – including all our brilliant judges, photographer for capturing our campaign imagery so beautifully, our official hotel partner, , our publicist Esther Navarro-Orejon of Anne-Maree Sargeant and for helping us advocate for original Australian design, and to, and for future festivities!
ALL the info, prizes, judging criteria and eligibility can be found over at the