How much does it cost to enter?
The 2017 Think Brick Awards are complementary to enter.

How to enter?

All entries must be submitted online. Only entries that are submitted in full and online through our website will be accepted by Friday 28th April 2017, 5pm EST.

When must a nominated project have been completed?
A nominated project must have been completed since January 2015 and located in Australia.

Can I enter the same project that was submitted last year?
No, the same project that had been submitted last year cannot be resubmitted for 2017 Think Brick awards, unless it is being entered into a different category.

Can I enter more than one award category?
Yes, each award category has different criteria. You can enter more than one award category for the same project.
However only one entry for each award category. Please ensure your entry meets the award category criteria you are entering.

Can 2016 finalists enter this year's awards?
Yes, 2016 finalists are encouraged to enter a NEW project that has been completed in the past two years.

As a finalist in the 2016 Awards, if your organisation enters the 2017 Awards, Think Brick Australia will pay for flights (one person return economy) and accommodation on the 10th August to attend the Awards in Melbourne (if required).

Are the awards open to Architects only?
Anyone can submit an entry on behalf of an architect, including members of the public, but the prize money (if won) will be awarded to the architect of the project. Submission of an entry implies consent of all members of the project team to enter this competition.

If you are not an architect but involved in the project, you will have the opportunity to showcase your involvement in an award winning project.

We accept entry from building designers for the Robin Dods Tile Excellence Award category only.

Why does it take so long to upload high resolution images?
It can take a bit of time to upload high resolution images to the Awards website. We recommend you send your high resolution images using a high speed internet connection. If you have difficulty sending high resolution images to the Awards website, please email

Why do we require high resolution images?
All entries received will be printed in the Awards booklet and showcased visually at the Think Bricks Award night at large screen. The printed booklet will be available at the Awards Gala Dinner. The Awards booklet will showcase your masterpiece project.

What should I choose if I can’t find the manufacturer, collection or bricks used  in the drop down menu under project details?
You can choose the word ‘Other’ in the Brick/Block/Paver/Roof Tile Manufacturer drop down menu (it is in alpha order so can be found by scrolling to ‘O’).
Then ‘other’ will appear as an option in the next two sections (collection and bricks used section) – then you can specify all the details in ‘Please Specify’.

What information is required for project statement?
You can include relevant background information about your project, a short summary to describe your project, where it is, reason why the project was build, what the client was looking for,  what bricks/pavers were used, or the team involved. Project statement should be around 50 – 200 words. We will include the project statement in the Think Brick Awards Booklet and websites.

For more information contact Think Brick Australia on 02 8448 5000 or