Design professionals are once again invited to showcase their creativity with timber with the launch of the 2016 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards.

Entries are now open for the 7th edition of the Intergrain Timber Vision Awards, a timber design competition that celebrates the innovative use of the material in architecture and design, with awards going to high calibre projects that have used timber in inspiring and creative ways.

Design professionals across the building and landscaping industries are invited to enter innovative projects, which showcase their unique and visionary use of timber and push the boundaries of normal timber application. This year’s competition is also open for design professionals in New Zealand.

With the hugely successful timber design awards program having received an overwhelming response of quality entries last year, Intergrain has announced a new category to the Awards program – the Travel Bursary Award.

Intergrain Trade Brand Manager, Amanda Chalmers said the addition of the Travel Bursary Award enables Intergrain to build stronger relationships with leading architects in Australia as well as New Zealand. She explained that it was a great opportunity for them to see the breadth of outstanding work by a firm over the past decade, while also allowing the firm to showcase their talent to the world.

A judging panel consisting of high quality industry professionals will evaluate the entries and awards will be given in six categories – Residential Interior, Residential Exterior, Commercial Interior, Commercial Exterior, Landscape and Young Architect – with an overall ‘Grand Prix’ winner chosen from the winners of all the six categories.

Each category winner will receive $2,000 plus up to 100L of Intergrain products (to the value of $2,500), while the Grand Prix winner will receive an additional $2,000. All winners, commendations and special mentions will receive a certificate.

Entries open on Tuesday 19 April and close on Sunday 26 June. The winners will be announced in August at the Intergrain Timber Vision Awards Breakfast to be held in Melbourne

Image: 2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards winner of Residential Exterior – Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows, photography by Jeremy Weihrauch (Gollings Studio)