Landscape Design Award Categories

Acre Landscape Architecture Studio

The 2017 AILDM Landscape Design Awards cover 14 categories

A 'Best in Category' will be announced at the 2017 Annual AILDM Awards night, with finalists being awarded Gold or Silver. The judging panel will also choose an overall winner to be presented with the Allan Correy Award for Design Excellence.

Final entries are due 5pm Friday May 26, 2017.

All entries must be submitted using the entry form on the AILDM website. All documents and images for an entry must be submitted by the deadline.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Category 1 – Rooftop

Residential or Commercial Landscape Design of a rooftop space. A rooftop garden is a space above grade/ or on a slab, open to the sky.

Category 2 – Balcony or Interiorscape

Residential or Commercial Landscape Design of a balcony garden or indoor environment

Category 3 – Residential - less than 50m2

Residential Landscape Design : the landscaped area to be less than 50m2

Category 4 – Residential - from 50-150m2

Residential Landscape Design: the landscaped area to be from 50 - 150m2

Category 5 – Residential - more than 150m2

Residential Landscape Design: The landscaped area to be more than 150m2

Category 6 – Rural/Coastal

Landscape Design for a property outside the metropolitan area.

Category 7 - Master Planning

This category includes strategic design and guiding policy documents for urban development, residential and planned communities, local community and regional planning on a large scale.

Design and documentation is to be completed for submission. Implementation or installation of the submitted project is not required to be completed before the submission date.

Category 8 – Commercial Open Space

A landscape design for a commercial project, public place or park.

Category 9 - Commercial Educational/Institutional

A landscape design for a commercial project: including commercial buildings, factories and multi-unit housing, or a project for an institution, kindergarten, school or hospital.

Category 10 - Playspace

Design of a safe, creative playspace in public places, schools and education and care centres. A  playspace should offer a wide range of play activities including challenge areas for climbing and balancing; discovery areas for exploring and pretend play; a place where children of all ages and abilities feel included and comfortable to stay for a while. 

Category 11 - Plantscape Design

A minimum 20m2 of landscape design displaying an interesting, integrated plantscape (any value)

Category 12 - Landscape Management - Environmental

For projects that may involve elements of landscape design, however, have a major focus on the management and protection of the existing landscape. Entries in this category may look at the impact of a development and ways in which living elements can be maintained and protected. The entry must exhibit strong environmental, conservation and/or sustainable principles (any value). These projects may include environmental plans for sensitive sites, revegetation plans, bush regeneration, water catchment management. 

Category 13 - Landscape Management - Amenity Horticulture

For projects that are concerned with the long term care and conservation of an existing landscape with planning for future management and use. This includes care of parks, gardens and created outdoor spaces. Entries must include a document which outlines the site and its constraints, the management aims and objectives and recommendations for the future. (any value)

Category 14 - Pro Bono

A landscape design, which has been donated free to an institution such as a charity, school, kindergarten, hospital or disability housing (any value).



A minimum number of entries for each category will be determined by the Awards Committee for the category to be judged. If the minimum number is not received the Awards Committee will contact the entrantand entrance fees will be refunded.

An Award may not be awarded in every category.  In this case, the Awards Committee will contact the entrant/s prior to the Awards night.

Categories maybe combined or split.

Fee per entry - categories 1 - 13

1st  entry $150
$50 for every entry thereafter

There is no entry fee for category 14