AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards Program


The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program provides a key vehicle for the promotion of the achievements and work of landscape architects in Australia. The Awards process is an opportunity for public and peer recognition of landscape architect’s work, and demonstrates to industry, business, government and the wider community the positive impact the profession has on Australian lives through the planning and design of the built and natural environments.

The AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program has two stages: the first is a Chapter program and the second is the National program. In 2020. QLD, WA, SA, NSW, VIC & ACT will be presenting an Awards program, with the winners at Chapter level proceeding to the National Awards. The National Landscape Architecture Awards will be held in October.  


Key Dates

Submissions Close: Entries now extended until Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 11:59pm AEST 
Chapter Awards & National Awards Announcement:   Details will be released soon on Awards Announcements events following on from COVID-19 event implications.  We are currently exploring new and creative ways to deliver the Awards Announcements virtually in 2020.  We're excited to announce the awards in an engaging and innovative way and expand our reach through this online presence. 

Entries for the International Category, can be made direct through Awards portal.  All other national entries need to be entered at a state chapter level and win locally before progressing to the National Awards.

Entry Process

Entry into the AILA Landscape Architecture Awards program is limited to a person, or a team where the landscape architectural component is under the substantive control or direction of a person, who is a Registered Landscape Architect or Member (financial) and principal of the practice (who is an owner or formal licensee of the copyright in the work being entered). To be eligible for entry, projects (where applicable) must have at least reached practical completion and be in all other respects complete to the point of enabling proper assessment by the Jury, no later than 31 December 2019.  Entries will be considered in the Chapter in which the project is located, regardless of the business address of the entrant.  Any project located outside Australia will only be eligible for an award in the International category.

To enter the Awards you must complete an online entry and pay the entry fee of $320+GST (per entry).  Should your entry win at Chapter level, it will automatically progress to the National Award and no further fee is required. ENTRIES EXTENDED!!!  Entries will now close at 11:59pm AEST on 7 April 2020. 

Your entry into the awards is completed by our online platform, Awards Force.  Entrants are able to start their entry as in progress before submitting.  To assist in your preparation of your submission, please read the following important documents:

Submission Tips

So, where do you start with your application? Firstly, download and have a read through the awards guidelines found here before you begin writing. Want more guidance on how to respond to the question criteria? Here are some collective tips from the 2019 National Jury!


View the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Award Winners and entrant galleries here