Outdoor Timber is one of those “Primary Entry categories” and therefore awards will be available in all four regional areas with presentations to be made in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in early October.
Outdoor Timber is one of the categories that has been included in all previous years and is for stand-alone structures such as sheds and out buildings, landscapes, boardwalks, decks and bridges - anything that is not part of another building.
A project such as a new deck attached to a Residential Class 1 project, which substantially alters the use of the existing dwelling, could be considered for Best Renovation, not as an Outdoor Timber entry. Whereas an unattached pergola or gazebo which includes an elevated deck and is demonstrably a stand-alone project, would qualify in this category.
Previous winners have been structures such as the Granite Island Boardwalk, the Chain Valley Bay Suspension Bridge & Boardwalks, the Seaford Life Saving Club’s clubhouse and last year’s winner the Turruwul Park Kiosk and Change Rooms.
An entry in Outdoor Timber also provides the opportunity to enter into a range of Product Categories where the species and application are appropriate. Categories such as Best Use of:
-Solid Timber Cladding
-Timber as a Structural Element
-Australian Certified Timber
And of course the national Outdoor Timber winner will also be in contention for the overall Australian Timber Design Award.
The national winners will be announced at a Gala timber industry dinner to be held at Sydney’s Luna Park, in the Crystal Palace Room, on October 29, with the popular comedian Vince Sorrenti as MC.
Entry to the 2010 ATDA competition is by web upload with entry procedures and conditions readily available at www.timberawards.com.au
Entries close Friday, July 16, so if you have an Outdoor Timber project and it will be completed on or before this date, get your entry in now. If you are looking for inspiration go to the new section in the winners gallery, you can select by category, such as Landscaping, Cladding or Decking or just check out the photographs:
The web entry process is simple and easy to follow, firstly you nominate Outdoor Timber and then you become eligible for a range of awards such as the “Best Use of” timber product categories, the “Rising Star” award, for entrants 30 and under, and a new “People’s Choice” award which will be voted on through the web site - if you want your chance to be the 2010 ATDA Outdoor Timber winner then you must get your entry in!
Images: Last year’s winner, the Turruwul Park Kiosk and Change Rooms.