- Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:53
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Presented by Architecture Media, the Eat-Drink-Design Awards is calling for entries for 2012.
The inaugural program recognises and celebrates Australia and New Zealand's best hospitality projects. It is the only awards program in Australasia that is dedicated to hospitality design.
Entry submissions for the Eat-Drink-Design Awards will close on 27 July. The results will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will take place in Melbourne on 23 October.
Entry is open to all Australasian-based and international design professionals for hospitality projects in Australia or New Zealand. The projects must be completed between 1 May 2010 and 30 June 2012. The entries will present a wide range of hospitality environments including bars, nightclubs, fine dining, restaurants, cafes, retail spaces and pop-up installations. Excellence is rewarded in six categories:
• Best Bar Design
• Best Restaurant Design
• Best Café Design
• Best Temporary Design
• Best Retail Design
• Best Visual Identity Design
The jurors for 2012 have been appointed on the basis of their practical expertise, professional standing and high profile. This year the jurors are:
• Jill Dupleix, food writer: Sydney Morning Herald/The Age restaurant critic and Good Café Guide editor (NSW)
• Ronnie di Stasio, restaurateur: Café di Stasio & The Di Stasio Winery (VIC)
• Roger Wood, architect: director of Wood Marsh Architecture (VIC)
• Rachel Hurst, design writer: senior lecturer in architecture at the University of South Australia & contributing editor, Architecture Australia (SA)
• Cameron Bruhn, Design Media: editorial director, Architecture Media (VIC)
Anticipating the Eat-Drink-Design Awards, Jill Dupleix commented, "A city and a country is defined by its restaurants, bars, cafes; it's part of our identity. I'm looking forward to celebrating the very best spaces in which we eat, drink and make merry."
There is a total prize pool of $9000. Winners of individual award categories will each receive a $1500 cash prize and a certificate.