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 Design Awards is completely free!

When does voting open?

Voting opens in July 2021 and will run for three months.

How many awards are to be won?

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

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.

Do my photos need to be of a specific quality?

All submitted photography must be of professional quality, high resolution Jpeg (min 800x800px and no larger than 10MB) and must not be watermarked.

Why was my project rejected?

Your project may have been rejected due to low image resolution, 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?

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 Commercial, and can be specified in the information section of your project submission.