Share your design with the world
Our 2021 Design Awards entries are now closed. Stay tuned for judging and the announcement of Category Finalists!
It is our foundation to celebrate the optimism of design, and its ability to influence our everyday lives. Together, we continue to show up to create experiences that make a positive impact for people & the planet.
Now in its 16th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards programme is our chance to recognise the spaces that shape and inspire new ways of living, working, learning, and healing.
Projects must have a completion date between 1st January 2019 and 6th July 2021, and include at least one Shaw Contract product in the project.
There is no cost to enter, and there is no limit on the number of entries allowed per firm.
Projects must be submitted into one of the following categories:
- Government/Public Space
- Senior Living
How the Programme Works
Phase 1- Category Judging
All projects entered will proceed to the first stage of judging, where an elite panel of international design leaders will collaborate to select Category Finalists through a virtual judging experience. Just as our designs bring people together each day, this virtual platform enables us to bring people together around the globe.
Phase 2- Announcement of Category Finalists
We will announce and celebrate the category finalists selected by our international judging panel. These category finalists will be selected from the 8 segment categories listed above.
Phase 3- People's Choice Voting Begins
Each Category Finalist will be eligible for People's Choice voting, which will happens live via our website. One People's Choice winner will be selected.
Phase 4- Final Judging
Each Category Finalist will proceed to the second round of virtual judging, where our panel of International judges will select the "best of the best" from the competition.
Phase 5- Final Winners and People's Choice Winner Announced
We announce the Final Winners selected by our pool of judges, and also announce the People's Choice Winner which was selected through online voting!
All Final Winners will receive a trophy to commend the achievement. Final Winning projects will be promoted in Shaw Contract marketing materials globally, as well as being featured in a media campaign with leading international Architecture & Design publications.
Each winning firm will also receive a $5,000 USD charitable donation to be awarded in the firm’s name to an organisation of its choice. To date, Shaw Contract has awarded over $250,000 AUD to non-profit and charitable organisations around the world as part of this programme.
2020 Design Awards
Look Back to Look Forward
Design is powerful in the impact it has on people and planet for good. With nearly 500 entries from 29 countries around the world, our 2020 competition was fierce and produced an extraordinary group of winners.
Look Back to Look Forward
Design is powerful in the impact it has on people and planet for good. Our Design Awards programme has celebrated these powerful impacts for the past 14 years. It recognizes projects that are not just beautifully designed, but those that make a social impact on the community and on the occupants of the space.
How can we design our thoughts, actions and experiences to improve tomorrow?