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Entries are open for the Dulux Colour Awards, here’s all you need to know

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Calling all architects, interior designers, colour consultants, stylists and students; entries are open for this year’s Dulux Colour Awards. Read about the categories and corresponding prizes below

Dulux Colour Awards

Entries are now open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, which invites New Zealand and Australian based design professionals and students including architects and interior designers to submit work that celebrates innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces.

Entries are open until Thursday 28 February.

Dulux Colour Awards categories:

  • Commercial interior – workplace and retail
  • Commercial interior – public and hospitality
  • Commercial and multi-residential exterior
  • Residential interior
  • Single residential exterior
  • Student (years 1-6)
  • Grand Prix – New Zealand entrants
  • Grand Prix – Australian entrants
Last year’s Multi-Residential Interior winner: North Perth Townhouse by Simon Pendal Architect. Photography by: Robert Frith

New Zealand entrants will have the chance of taking home the New Zealand Grand Prix title and NZD $5,000.

Each category winner will receive AUD $1,000 in prize money (winners of the Student category will receive AUD $500). All category winners, excluding the Student category and New Zealand entrants, will have the chance of taking home the Australian Grand Prix title and AUD $5,000.

For full details and to apply visit

Last year’s Grand Prix winner and Commerical Exterior winner: Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects. Photography by: Peter Bennetts

Davina Harper, Dulux Colour Specialist says the iconic awards programme provides architects and designers the opportunity to showcase their use of colour in built spaces.

“Colour has the ability to completely transform and define a space,” Davina says.

“Dulux is hoping to see entrants push creativity to new heights – using colour to create inspired, bold and ambitious spaces.”

The Dulux Awards is a fantastic opportunity for New Zealand’s design community to showcase their work across Australasia. Previous New Zealand winners include Crimson Education Office by Patrick Loo from OPL in 2018 and the Antarctic Heritage Trust for Hillary’s Hut in 2017.

Last year’s International winner: Crimson Education Office by OPL. Photography by: Patrick Loo.

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