Melbourne (Australia) - The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) invites nominations of top Australian and New Zealand student projects for this year's Australasian Student Design Awards (ASDA). The deadline for educators to register their schools is 17 March 2010.
In recent years, Sustainable Design has moved past its pop-culture status to form a key requirement of any good design process. Sustainable Designs allow us to live, work and play in such a way that is more efficient, profitable, secure and pleasurable but most importantly a way that does not compromise our future. Now as one of the defining ideas of the 21st century, Sustainability holds tremendous possibilities for designers.
ASDA fosters the future of Sustainable Design practice by rewarding the region's best emerging designers. As the foremost student design awards, the ASDA multidisciplinary program attracts an exceptional range, depth and quality of entries.
The DIA invites Australian and New Zealand tertiary design institutes to nominate their top student design projects that reflect design excellence and adopt innovative Sustainable Design principles.
Now in its 15th year, the DIA presents the ASDA in conjunction with designEX. Entries will be judged and displayed at this premier interior architecture and design exhibition which attracts over 20,000 Australian and International design professionals.
The ASDA prize pool includes cash prizes, travel scholarships, art & design supplies, DIA memberships and ASDA certificates.
Entry is open to design projects created in 2nd Semester 2009 or 1st Semester 2010 from entrants aged 18 years or older as at the date of entry who are:
- Permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand or international students under a Student Visa in Australia and New Zealand.
- Currently studying, full time equivalent or apprentice tertiary courses at a Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma or Degree level or graduated from any of these courses in Semester 2 2009.