Projects must be individual dwellings designed primarily for residential occupation. Entry is open to Australian-based and international design professionals as long as the project is located within Australia. Entries are encouraged from practices of all scales, specializations and locations.

Open to projects completed between 1 January 2019 and 29 February 2020. Projects may be entered in more than one category, where appropriate, with a separate submission and entry fee (except for three optional categories – Sustainability, House in a Heritage Context and Emerging Architecture Practice – which are free to enter).