28 November 2023
Architects, interior designers, specifiers and students from Australia and New Zealand are invited to submit projects that demonstrate an innovative, strategic and commendable use of Dulux colour across exterior and interior residential, public and commercial spaces and a new category, Temporary or Installation Design.
Dulux Colour and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr says the awards provide an opportunity to draw focus on colour in design, inspire industry-wide colour ambition in built environments, and recognise emerging and established design talent.
“The Dulux Colour Awards celebrates the creativity of design practitioners who use colour to transform spaces. In 2024, we’re excited to further this celebration of colour with the introduction of the new Temporary or Installation Design category, which aims to showcase the use of paint finishes in temporary, installation, exhibition and brand promotional experiences.” says Lucena-Orr.
“The level of sophistication and constraint exercised by architects and designers never fails to impress our panel, and we look forward to seeing how the judges appraise this year’s entrants.”
Our expert judges revealed
Five of Australia and New Zealand’s most prestigious architects and designers, who have been recognised and awarded for their own work, will judge the 2024 entrants’ based on innovation, expression and execution of colour.
This year’s panel features Carter Williamson founder Shaun Carter, WOWOWA Architecture co-founder Monique Woodward, Pac Studio Director Sarosh Mulla, Studio Prineas founder Eva-Marie Prineas, and Technē Architecture + Interior Design Co-Director Nick Travers.
Jury member, Shaun Carter, says he is eager to assess each of this year’s projects, including how colour has been considered within the overall design and the impact it has on those who occupy it.
“True design excellence provides the client and the community with the greatest possible benefit and the use of colour within the built environment has a tremendous impact on how we live and use a space. It’s always a pleasure to be able to review each project within the Dulux Colour Awards and I’m very excited to be a judge for the first time this year and review the submissions firsthand from some of Australia and New Zealand’s best designers.”
Celebrating the best-in-show, the coveted Australian Grand Prix award will be chosen from the Australian category winners, excluding the Student category, and receive AU$5,000. Each major category winner receives AU$1,000 in prize money and the Student category winner will receive AU$500.
Find out more about the judging criteria and prizes here.