Entries for 2024 are now open. Entry guidelines are available for download here.

There are four simple steps involved in submitting your entries.

1. Create your account

To begin your submission you must first create your account. Once you have begun a submission, you can log in and out at any time without losing your data, but we do recommend that you first complete the written responses in a Word document before cutting and pasting them into the online entry form.  

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2. Choose award category

There are seven categories, which attract entry fees. Projects may be entered into more than one category (e.g. Best Hotel Design and Best Identity Design) and each entry requires a separate submission and fee.

3. Create entry submission

Before beginning your entry submission, read the conditions. Submitting an entry means that you have read and agreed to all the conditions, including obtaining appropriate releases and authorities in writing from your client, photographer and, where applicable, the principal of the design practice.

You will be prompted to respond to specific written criteria (details following) and upload supporting materials (images and drawings) in your secure area. We recommend that you first draft your written responses in a text editor (i.e. Word) before copying them into the submission form. Remember that you can log in and out without losing submission materials.

Submission requirements

You must submit 6 to 15 images (not computer generated renders or conceptual mock-ups) of your project in high-resolution format. Use the highest quality JPG setting available. TIF images will not be accepted.

Submit JPG images that are at least 3500 pixels wide, with a file size no larger than 20 MB. Images of at least 4500 pixels wide are preferred and will enable a higher quality print coverage. If your images are coming in above the 20MB size limit, try re-saving them in Photoshop and reducing the JPEG compression level to 8.

To maintain anonymity during judging, no design practice names may appear on images, floor plans or written support materials; however, client names may be included.

Drawings, plans and elevations
You should also submit up to 5 relevant drawings in vector-based PDF format (site plan, floor plan, sections, elevations and/or any other relevant drawings or diagrams), with a file size no larger than 10 MB. Drawings must include a scale bar, key and north point.

You may submit a brief video, to be used for promotional purposes. It won’t be viewed by the jury. Upload to Vimeo or YouTube and include the URL where prompted, as part of the entry process.

4. Entry submission and payment

Once you have completed steps two and three (above) you may pay and submit your project.

The first entry attracts a fee of $395. The system will automatically charge subsequent entries (i.e. from the same applicant) at the reduced rate of $295. Each submission and payment is confirmed by the issuing of a tax receipt, sent to your email address. Retain a copy for taxation purposes.

Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted. Cheques (made payable to Architecture Media Pty Ltd), may also be sent to Eat Drink Design Awards, Architecture Media Pty Ltd, Level 6, 163 Eastern Road, South Melbourne Vic 3205.

Requests to withdraw an entry will be accepted if made in writing (eatdrinkdesign@archmedia.com.au) prior to the submission deadline of 19 July 2024, with refund of the entry fee less an administration charge of $100. After this date and up until Friday 26 July 2024 projects may be withdrawn but the entry fee will be forfeited. After 26 July 2024, projects may not be withdrawn.