Awards for Excellence Overview

For 26 years the UDIA Awards for Excellence Program has recognised and celebrated quality and innovation in urban development.

The 26th UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence Program continues to highlight quality and innovation across the urban development industry.

Specialised award categories acknowledge the best in urban development across the State.  Standout commitment to excellence is awarded in the areas of environment and water sensitive urban design, affordability, urban renewal, high and medium density, as well as general residential and masterplanned developments.

Winners are announced on 3 December 2021 at The Crown Palladium UDIA Awards for Excellence Gala Ceremony and End of Year Celebration (based on Government Health advice at the time).

Current events have warranted a new approach to the judging process which means the Judges will take a combined virtual and in-person approach, with all entrants required to also submit a virtual tour. An exciting change that helps showcase the achievements the Awards Program sets out to recognise.

In 2020 the Awards Program introduced two important national award categories that celebrate marketing and design excellence.

Developers can nominate their projects for the Marketing Excellence Award, recognising an innovative and successful approach to marketing, and developers and/or architects can enter their projects in the Design Excellence Award category, recognising outstanding residential design.

The 2021 UDIA Awards for Excellence Program is open for entry.

Benefits of Participating in the UDIA Awards for Excellence

Publicity: The UDIA Awards for Excellence Program recognises and rewards excellence and innovation in the urban development industry. There are marketing benefits for all entrants, and winners are widely acknowledged by the media, the community and peers.

Networking: The annual UDIA awards ceremony attracts a huge number of attendees, offering participants a valuable opportunity to engage with industry colleagues and build new business contacts in true end-of-year celebratory fashion.

Brand enhancement: UDIA awards help drive property sales and enhance the reputation of the winners with the public, local and state authorities and other key stakeholders.

The Victorian UDIA winners seal: Award winners and finalists are entitled to use the official UDIA Victoria Awards seal in their marketing and communications collateral. The seal represents the highest level of project quality assurance to reassure the home buyer and increase sales.

The Awards Entry Process

1. Explore and choose your 2021 categories

Explore the website to find out all about the 2021 categories, relevant criteria and answers to all the FAQ’s.

2. Complete your submission

Complete your award submission online by Friday 27th August 2021.

3. Prepare for your site tour

Our independent judging panel will review all submissions and announce finalists in August, conducting site inspections of all finalists (virtual or live) in September/October.

4. Book your ticket for the Virtual Awards Gala Ceremony

Winners will be announced at the UDIA Awards for Excellence Gala Ceremony .

Any Questions?

For enquiries about the awards, please contact the UDIA on or on 03 9832 9600.

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