Chance to put design skills in city spotlight at biennial awards

February 28, 2017 by  

Box Hill South creative thinkers and designers are being urged to nominate for the City of Whitehorse Built Environment Awards 2017.

Mayor Denise Massoud said the aim of the awards is to celebrate outstanding creative thinking and design within the city.

The biennial event, the mayor said, has uncovered many examples of high-quality design and innovation since its inception, and she is looking forward to being a member of the judging panel and selecting the ultimate Mayor’s Award winner.

Digital printing of entries will assist judges to consider nominees in seven categories: single house project (a category each for new dwelling and renovated dwelling), multi-residential project (townhouse/unit/apartment), commercial or retail project, institutional project, landscape design project and heritage project. Nominated projects must have been finished by February 1 this year.

Mayor Massoud said judges will also consider individual projects’ environmental sustainability, use of innovation, user amenity and functionality.

She said the first step in the judging process will see nominees reduced to a shortlist followed by the presentation of a special Sustainability Award.

As part of the awards, community members will be given an opportunity to vote in the People’s Choice Award category.

Mayor Massoud urged all people interested in nominating for the 2017 Built Environment awards to act quickly, as nominations are due to close on March 10.

Further information is available on the Council website.