Design Awards FAQ

Here are the most commonly asked questions.

Who can submit a project?

Whoever has specified a project using polytec products may enter the Design Awards.

Do I have to pay to enter the Design Awards?

Entry to the polytec Design Awards is completely free!

How many awards are to be won?

Each state has a Residential and Commercial category with the Professional Award and People’s Choice Award to be won in both categories. The winners of the state Professional Awards will then be judged on a national scale.

When does voting open for the People’s Choice Award?

Voting for People’s Choice Award opens 1st July 2023 and closes 13th October 2023.

How do I submit a project?

To submit a project, you must first sign up for a Business Account. Once verified and approved, you may begin submitting projects.

Can I submit a project over multiple entries?

Each project needs to be submitted as one entry, not over several entries, regardless of application. For example, if one residential project is submitted in segments, e.g. bathroom and kitchen, this will be rejected. The project must be entered as a whole.

Do my photos need to be of a specific quality?

All submitted photography must be of professional quality, high resolution Jpeg (min 1080x1080px and no larger than 10MB) and must not be watermarked. Please see the winners from the polytec Design Awards 2021 for examples of image quality.

Why was my project rejected?

Your project may have been rejected due to low image resolution, poor image quality, lacking in information or if no polytec products were evident in the submission. If you believe this was done in error, please contact us.

How long will it take for my account to be approved?

Your account should take no longer than 1 business day to be approved. If it takes longer than this, please contact us for assistance via online chat.

How many projects can I submit?

Project submissions are uncapped, so feel free to upload as many as you like!

How many times can I vote for People’s Choice Award?

Voting is only open for the People’s Choice Award. You can vote a total of 12 times, which must be equally divided between Residential and Commercial projects.

Can I vote for my own project?

If you are logged in to a business account attached to your projects, you cannot vote on them.

Can I still vote if I am logged into my business account?

Yes, you will receive votes in your business account, rather than signing up for an individual voter account.

Can I remove my votes?

Yes, these can be removed from projects in ‘My Account’.

Can I include products other than polytec in my submission?

Yes, however, polytec must be used in majority of joinery in the project.

Who can submit their projects?

Anyone specifying polytec products or designing the project can submit.

Where do I submit a Hospitality or Retail project?

These categories fall under the Commercial category and can be specified in the information section of your project submission.

What are the important dates that I need to know about?

Design Awards 2023 Submissions Open: 1st February 2023

Design Awards 2023 Submissions Close: Midnight 31st May 2023

People’s Choice Award Voting Open: 1st July 2023

People’s Choice Voting Closes: 13th October 2023

People’s Choice Award announced: 20th October 2023

National Professional Award announced: Monday 23rd October 2023