Frequently Asked Questions

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF UDIA NSW TO ENTER A PROJECT IN THE AWARDS?
No, however please note that non-members applying to join UDIA NSW and accepted for membership at the time of lodging their award entry will be eligible for member rates.
 
DOES MY PROJECT HAVE TO BE NEW?
Projects do not have to be completed in the year of the awards but must have been completed no earlier than July 2018. Given the evolutionary nature of developments, projects submitted in previous years may also be re-entered in the current awards program.
 
MY PROJECT WON A CATEGORY LAST YEAR. CAN I ENTER AGAIN THIS YEAR?
Yes, however you will need to enter into a different category.
 
ARE THERE ANY LIMITS REGARDING PROJECT LOCATIONS?
Projects must be located in NSW or the ACT.
 
CAN I ENTER THE SAME PROJECT IN MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes. You can enter a maximum of two categories per project.
 
DOES MY PROJECT HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY BUILT?
Projects must be complete by April 2020, including landscaping (except for Marketing & Masterplanned category entries). In categories with residential components, the judging panel must be given access to the interior of at least one dwelling on the day of judging or the project will be disqualified.
 
WILL TICKETS BE RESERVED FOR ME AT THE GALA DINNER?
There will be no tickets held for companies who enter into the awards. The Gala Dinner is a sell-out event each year, so please book early to secure your place. If your project does not become a finalist, UDIA NSW will refund your booking in full if you no longer wish to attend. Cancellations must be notified to the UDIA NSW office within one week of the announcement of the finalists. Once the event is sold out we will be unable to provide further tickets. 
 
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
UDIA NSW Members: $1095 per submission
Non-Members: $1595 per submission
 
WHO JUDGES THE AWARDS?
All judges are experienced practitioners from various sectors of the urban development industry. The decision of the judging panel is final and will not be subject to challenge by any entrant.
 
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE JUDGED?
Entries will be judged in two stages. In stage one, the judging panel will review all online submissions. Judges reserve the right to disqualify an entry if it does not meet the criteria or move an entry to another category if appropriate and will advise the entrant if this action is deemed necessary. In stage two, judges will conduct a site visit of the project or an interview (marketing entries). Please note that judges must be granted access to at least one dwelling at residential development site visits on the day of judging, otherwise the entry will be disqualified.
 
HOW DO I PRESENT MY ENTRY?
Awards submissions are to be completed through our online entry portal. You won’t need to submit any hardcopy documents. The website will prompt you to provide written responses (including word limits) to each of the criteria relevant to your chosen category and to upload relevant images and documents. This will assist all entrants in addressing the criteria correctly and presenting clear and comprehensive information; this is essential to ensure your submission is competitive. 
Visit udiansw.awardsplatform.com to get started.