NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards call for entries

Our colleagues at NZ Wood are calling for entries into the 2018 NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards taking place in September.

This year the Awards feature a new category, Multi-Storey Timber Building Design, as well as a new judging panel with Tim Melville, President-Elect at the New Zealand Institute of Architects; David Carradine, President-Elect at the New Zealand Timber Design Society; Andrea Stocchero, Sustainable Architect at Scion and Pamela Bell, Chief Executive Officer at PreFab NZ providing an impressive line-up of industry experts.

Entry closes on 30 April and is open to New Zealand resident architects, builders, architectural designers, engineers, students and other designers who have used NZ originated and manufactured timber. Winners receive prize money of up to $2000 per category as well as bragging rights, a framed award and media coverage.

Key dates

 30 April Stage one entries close
 21 May Stage one judging announced
 8 June Stage two entries confirmed 
 20 July Stage two entries close
 7 August Stage two judging
 20 September Gala Awards Dinner

Award categories

Nominees may enter their work in a maximum of two of the following nine categories. All projects will automatically be entered into the Resene Overall Supreme Award.

  • Residential Architectural Excellence
  • Commercial Architectural Excellence
  • Engineering Innovation
  • Excellence in Engineered Wood Products
  • Multi-Storey Timber Building Award
  • Interior Innovation Award
  • Exterior Innovation & Infrastructure Award
  • NZ Specialty Timber Award
  • Wood & Fibre Creativity Award
  • Innovation of Student Design Award (open to all universities).

For further information and to enter, please visit the NZ Wood website.

About NZ Wood

NZ Wood is a major promotional and development programme to promote New Zealand forests and wood resources to improve our economy, society and our whole way of life. It was launched in 2008 and the NZ Wood Resene Timber Design Awards are a not-for-profit celebration that showcase innovative use of NZ timber in design.