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As the closing date to enter the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards inches nearer, organisers expect a spike in the number of applications. The last day to enter the competition is 6 February 2014. The event is a good platform for architects, designers, specifiers and students from the Australasian region to showcase innovative and inspiring use of colour in the built environment.
The categories of awards include: Commercial Interior, Commercial Exterior, Single Residential Interior, Multi Residential Interior, Single Residential Exterior, Multi Residential Exterior and Student (year 1- 6) and Grand Prix. This year, however, there has been an addition to the award categories with the inclusion of Commercial Refurbishment and Residential Refurbishment.
An esteemed panel of industry professionals and experts with extensive knowledge and experience in colour and design judges the entries. This year’s panel includes: Callum Fraser, architect and director of award winning architecture firm, Elenberg Fraser; Geoffrey Carran, contemporary artist; Daimon Downey, musician, creative and entrepreneur; Daniel Dalla Riva, designer and director of award winning studio, 6 Hats and multidisciplinary design practice, UNO; and Claire Sullivan, publisher and editor-in-chief of New Zealand publications, Denizen and Design Folio.
Dulux Colour & Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, said there has been a steady amount of entries already received but expects a surge in applications in the next few weeks. “We usually see an increase in entry submissions after the summer holidays and I’m sure this year will be no different,” said Lucena-Orr.
The finalists will be announced on 27 February and winners will be declared at a gala function in Melbourne on 27 March.
Information and details on how to enter the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards can be found on the official website.