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03 February 2015

Entries open

01 June 2015

Entries close

15 August 2015

Winner announced

The Brief

Entrants will be required to submit an innovative tapware design for the contemporary bathroom environment.

Each entrant must include the design for a basin tapware set or basin mixer as a minimum. The innovation presented can take many forms – from aesthetic, functional or sustainable to the type of material used or level of technological integration.

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Prizes

Professional prize

This year’s professional winner will once again receive $10,000 in cash as well as having their winning design prototyped by Nobili.

Student prize

This year’s student winner will win $5,000 in cash along with a two week internship with world leaders in bathroom product design, Roca, at their headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The university of the winning student will also be awarded $5,000 cash.

JUDGE CRITERIA

All submissions will be assessed anonymously. The identity of the entrants will only be revealed once the judges have confirmed the winners. When making their assessments, the judges will have regard to the following criteria and requirements:

Aesthetic Merit

The entry will be judged on its aesthetic beauty and the effective integration of the various design elements. The interesting application of materials will also be considered.

Functionality

Designs will be scored on ergonomics and utility. Judging will be weighted in favour of designs that solve a real user problem in a simple and clever way.

Viability of manufacture

The proposed product must have realistic potential to be manufactured using commercial methods. Judging will consider the cost effectiveness of production using commonly available materials.

Innovation

Each submission will be evaluated for its innovative qualities such as the application of technology, the application of new materials or the integration of sustainable features.

For all entries that include additional elements over and above the mandatory basin tap set/mixer, weighting will be split into two sections with the basin tap set/mixer counting for 70%, and additional elements counting for 30% of the overall score.

This Year's Judges

FAQ

To be eligible to enter the award you must be:

An architect, interior architect, industrial designer, interior designer or other design professional who is a permanent resident of Australia;

A student in an architecture, industrial design or other design discipline currently enrolled in an Australian university or institution, who is a permanent resident of Australia or the holder of a student visa permitting temporary residence in Australia valid until 30th September 2015 or beyond.

Yes, provided you are a student in architecture, industrial design or other design course and either a permanent resident of Australia or the holder of a student visa permitting temporary residence in Australia valid until 30th September 2015 or beyond.

Yes, provided you are a holder of a student visa permitting temporary residence in Australia valid until 30th September 2015.

No, the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award is for the design of new and original product.

All submissions must be received by 1st June 2015.

After registering, you can submit online here. Or you can post your entry to: The Reece Bathroom Innovation Award, Private Bag 109, Burwood, Victoria, 3125

  • All submissions must comprise a complete set of drawings including 2D and 3D modelling.
  • They must be submitted online here in high resolution PDF format.
  • They can also be submitted through the post in hard copy and on disc in high resolution PDF format.
  • Each entry must be submitted with a brief, typed design statement of no more than 500 words.
  • Each submission must be clearly identified with the entrant's identification code.
  • Each page of your drawings and your design statement must be identified with your entry identification number only, if you are submitting via post your identification number must also be on the CD.
  • To ensure anonymity, your name or any other identifying reference (eg. logos, symbols or name of practice) should not appear on the submission.

No. Submissions must be uploaded here or sent to The Reece Bathroom Innovation Award, Private Bag 109, Burwood, Victoria, 3125.

Yes. Submissions must be sent to The Reece Bathroom Innovation Award, 118 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125.

No. Submissions will not be returned. You should keep a copy of your submission for your records.

You will not receive an email confirmation if using the the Dropbox method for submission.

You need to register your details before entering so that we can contact you with updates about the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award, and associate your details with a unique code to support the anonymous judging process. Your contact details will be kept confidential and will only be used in relation to the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award.

Go here and click on the "Already registered?" link to re-send the instructions. If you have forgotten which email account you registered with, please register again.

Just enter the email address you registered with into the Retrieve The Entry Instructions form, and we'll send your entry identification code again.

Tax implications may arise from the prize winnings. Independent advice should be sought.

Yes, but you will need to sign up for a unique registration code for each entry. 

We accept entries from all relevant design disciplines from industrial to architecture.

Yes as long as you are studying a design discipline.

No. To ensure a secure judging process, we only need your unique registration code on your entry for identification.

Yes. You may enter under the professional category.

This website provides detailed information about the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award. If you still have a question, please contact us here.

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