Planning is underway to have the winners presented with their awards at the DesignBuild event in 2019. The last round of entries will appear in the first edition of Discover Stone magazine next year, and the judging will take place around that time.

The awards are an initiative to celebrate the best use creative use of natural stone in Australian projects. Participants are invited to enter in two main categories:

  • Australian natural stone
  • Imported stone

Entries are based on six main categories:

  • Best commercial project
  • Best civic project
  • Best export project
  • Best restoration project
  • Best sculpture/public art
  • Best residential project

The imported stone categories include:

  • Best commercial
  • Best residential

The latest entries will be judged by members of the Australian Institute of Architects. An entry will also be chosen from the six category winners in the Australian natural stone segment to become the main award winner.

  • Criteria for award entries have been established by the ASAA in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Architects. They include:
  • An architect must be involved in the project
  • The project must be completed after 30 June 2013
  • Entries can be initiated by the project architect, stone producer, stone supplier, installer, builder or designer
  • Entrants for the imported stone categories must be members of ASAA
  • The project must display good design values

An entry form can be downloaded from the ASAA website, Entries should be accompanied by:

  • A general description of the project and stone used (ie. type, sizes and quantities)
  • Details of the architectural practice, the installer and stone supplier
  • High resolution photographic images of the stone work

For more information, please visit the ASAA website or email