Landscape Design Awards categories

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The 2016 AILDM Landscape Design Awards cover 15 categories

The winners of each category will be announced at the 2016 Annual AILDM Awards night. 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 8 July 2016.

Category 1 – Rooftop

Residential or Commercial Landscape Design of a rooftop space

Category 2 – Balcony

Residential or Commercial Landscape Design of a balcony garden

Category 3 – Residential Vertical Garden

Residential Landscape Design of a vertical garden.

Category 4 – Residential - less than 50m2

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

Category 5 – Residential - from 51-150m2

Residential Landscape Design: the landscaped area to be from 51 - 150m2

Category 6 – Residential - more than 151m2

Residential Landscape Design: The landscaped area to be more than 151m2

Category 7– Rural/Coastal

Landscape Design for a property outside the metropolitan area.

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 - Plantscape Design

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

Category 11 - Landscape Management - Environmental

For projects that may involve elements of landscape design, project management, policy documents and conservation plans. 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 12 - 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 13 - 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).

Category 14 - Recent Graduate

Residential Landscape Design to a given brief

This category is for designers who have been out of college or university for no longer than three years. Previous winners of an Award in this competition cannot enter this category.

Category 15 - Student

Residential Landscape Design to a given brief.

This category is for designers who are enrolled in a landscape design course in Australia that leads to an award of Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Design Certificate IV or Degree and do not hold a higher landscape design qualification. If you're studying for a different award, you may apply for special permission to enter to the AILDM administrator with the support of your design teacher. Previous winners of an AILDM Design Award in this competition cannot enter this category. 


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 receivedthe 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/sprior to the Awards night.

Categories maybe combined or split.

Fee per entry - categories 1 - 13

1st  entry $100
$50 for every entry thereafter

No entry fee for categories 14 & 15