Judging Criteria and Process
Entries will be judged by an external panel of design professionals. They’ll determine how colour has been used to enhance and transform the project through two elements:
All colours and shades will be considered from the Dulux range, including black and white. The rationale behind the choice and use of colour are also key determining factors in the judging process.
Finalists will be revealed on 23rd June 2021 and the winners will be announced on the 11th August 2021.
Categories and prizes
Individual projects can be submitted into multiple categories where applicable.
The interior paint finishes of any commercial or industrial building such as offices, studios, factories, retail outlets, pop-up retail and shopping centres. $1000 (AUD) prize.
The interior paint finishes of commercial or industrial buildings such as education or healthcare facilities, community or fitness centres, museums, theatres, places of worship, cafes, restaurants, one-off installations, events, hotels and accommodation. $1000 (AUD) prize.
Paint specification by architecture or interior design students who are currently attending or have just completed, within the past 12 months, a course at a recognised University or College. $500 (AUD) prize.
Australian and New Zealand projects which have won in their individual categories are eligible for the Australian Grand Prix or New Zealand Grand Prix. $5000 (AUD) prize or $5000 (NZD) prize, respectively. Student projects are ineligible for the Grand Prix award.
Key Dates 2021
3 March 2021
Entries Open – 3rd March. You’ll need to complete the entry form. This includes a project description highlighting how Dulux colour has been used to enhance the space. We recommend using high-quality digital images.
17 March 2021
Judges announced – 17th March. Our panel of industry judges for 2021 will be announced.
24 May 2021
Submissions close – 24th May. This will be your last chance to enter the Dulux Colour Awards. Entries close at 23:59 PM AEST.
23 June 2021
Finalists announced – 23rd June. You’ll be notified by email whether or not your project has been shortlisted.