Each year the judging panel comprises abroad representation across professions to ensure that winners are chosen which excel in all aspects of design.


As in any good design award, every design jury member follows a code of conduct or as we require sign a jury agreement or he/she shall be excluded from taking part in the competition. In addition, to avoid conflicts of interest, the judges may not be employees of the participating companies.

The Gipson Commons, St Michael’s Grammar School by Architectus Group. Image:  Architectus

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Jury Members

In order to provide for a good and solid foundation for the timber design awards, in addition to fair evaluation and judging by a sound methodology, we aim is to have a strong and expert design competition jury which provides their invaluable knowledge base and insight to evaluate the submitted entries, creating benefit and value for participants by transferring their insights and ideas in form of votes, feedbacks and suggestions. Judges are not chosen until after the submission completion date has passed to avoid conflict of interest issues.

The Grand-Prix (overall), Category Winners are then selected by our panel of judges and the winners publicly announced at a special Presentation Night event usually set in the later months of each year. Separate industry panels, which may include sponsors, will assist in the select of winners for the Product Recognition Awards. Planet Ark’s Make it Wood campaign will be responsible for the Sustainability Award questionnaire as well as for the judging of this category. The public will choose the winner of the People’s Choice Award via an online poll.

Who will judge in 2022?

Jury Members

Our call for jury members is ongoing, we are looking forward to receiving applications from interested professionals wanting to participate in the judging process.

Apply for Jury consideration by emailing a brief biography of your professional experience and why you would like to join the Awards judging panel.


Australian Timber Design Awards office - +61 420 232 253

Judging Process

All participating Entries will be judged on outstanding timber use, appearance, workmanship, structure and innovation. Judges are looking, for context-suitable use of timber. Well-considered design and construction with timber will distinguish an entry. With such a broad range of categories on offer, there is scope for recognition of a variety of applications. Each entry category is judged independently. This is an important feature of the Australian Timber Design Awards: a winning project may excel in a range of distinct areas.

It is important for entries to be comprehensive but concise – judges will refer to written statements, drawings, and detailed photographs, where appropriate, to distinguish a winner (see entry requirements). As such, entrants must consider whether their project is suitable for the categories into which it is entered. Entries should display examples of outstanding design in the relevant areas and include a description of the use of timber in each project.

Photo below: Henley Square Redevelopment by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Troppo Architects in association with the City of Charles Sturt. Image:  Kate Cullity - TCL & Phil Harris - Troppo Architects

Some fun facts about the Awards


Something for all
Timber Enthusiasts


The Awards started
in the year 2000


Participation interest increases every year


There is love for the Awards