Entry is now open for the eighth edition of the Intergrain Timber Vision Awards, an awards program that recognises the creative use of timber in the built environment. Open to architects, landscape architects, specifiers and design professionals across Australia and New Zealand, the timber design awards invites submissions in five categories across residential, commercial and landscape projects.

Based on the record number of entries received in 2016, Intergrain senior brand manager Sonia Tousis expects an even greater response this year. She explains that timber continues to be a preferred material for design professionals, particularly given the availability of a broad range of solid, modified and engineered timbers. The change to the building code in Australia additionally represents a new era for timber in construction.

The Intergrain Timber Vision Awards is seeking entries across five categories – Residential Interior, Residential Exterior, Commercial Interior, Commercial Exterior and Landscape. All submissions will be assessed by a jury panel featuring director Bronwen Kerr of Kerr Ritchie, founder Maria Danos of Maria Danos Architecture; Architecture Media's editorial director Cameron Bruhn, and Geoffrey London, professor of architecture at The University of Western Australia.

Each category winner will receive $2,000 cash plus up to 100L of Intergrain timber finishes. The most outstanding project will be awarded with a $15,000 Travel Bursary.

Entry is free and will close on Sunday 9 July 2017.

2016 Intergrain Timber Vision Award winners

106 Flinders Street by Bates Smart; Merricks Equestrian Centre by Watson Architecture + Design; McCulloch Avenue Boardwalk by Site Office; West End House by Richard Kirk Architect; LuxeTen by Maria Danos Architecture and Cumulus Inc. were the Travel Bursary Award winners.