People's Choice Awards Now Open!


A message from the CEO 21st Australian Timber Design Awards

The 2020 Australian Timber Design Awards are open.

We are closely monitoring developments in relation to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and we are acting on the advice of health authorities. At present, our main priorities are ensuring the health and well-being of our staff and supporting efforts to slow the spread of the virus. We currently have no indication that any member of our team has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and continue to follow strict social distancing measures to ensure staff remain safe and healthy.

As entries to the 21st Australian Timber Awards are based online, we are going ahead with this year’s awards; entries are via

Judging period commences in July 2020, should we still be under COVID-19 restrictions, judging will be conducted via online meeting platform.

A decision on the awards presentation evening; which is currently scheduled for mid-October 2020, will be made closer to the date.

Please visit the new awards website for information and registration instructions –

We wish you and your family a safe passage through this time.

Chief Executive Office
Timber Development Association

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The 2019 e-magazine is out now!

Check out all the winners from 2019

Why Enter the Awards

There are many benefits and privileges offered to participants and winners of the Australian Timber Design Awards.

Free Publicity

The Awards competition provides extensive and intense publicity to award winning designs.

Press Access

Our media channels feature Award winners in numerous online and press publications.

Award Trophy

Awards winners can proudly display their exclusive award trophies and design excellence.

Prestige & Recognition

Winning an Award is a great achievement that brings national prestige and recognition.

Annual Result Magazine

Award winning designs feature in our e-Magazine to showcases all entries to a wider public.

Project Assessment

Awards participants get access to judges' expertise through commentary about winning projects.

What the Awards are About

The Australian Timber Design Awards competition is open to build environment professionals and students who want to showcase their built design and/or building projects in residential and/or public or commercial buildings that feature timber structures or finishes.

The aim of the Awards is to develop a timber design ethos through the encouragement and showcasing of superlative timber design in a variety of applications.

Timber is one product among many that designers can choose from. It is a beautiful, strong and environmentally friendly material. The Awards champion the consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction, including the importance of forestry and conservation.


Australian Timber Design Awards and Competition aims to act as a platform; to bring together architects, designers, builders, engineers, students, businesses and the press to encourage truly sustainable timber design.

Australian Timber Design Award Winner 2019 - fitzpatrick+partners

Our 2019 Awards Winners !

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Please refer to Winners Gallery page for more information on winning projects and image credits.

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