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When do entries close?

Geraldton entries close on Friday 91st September 2023.

South-West entries close on Friday 15th September 2023.

Metropolitan entries close on Friday 22nd September 2023.

Why do I need to provide photos with my entry?

The photos will be used to assess the scope of work undertaken when judging. Finalists photos will be used in the production of the Awards Presentation Night, and winners images will feature on the MP&DA website and social media throughout the coming year.

My client won't allow a judge to come out, can you judge from photos alone?

No. Unfortunately we need a judge to attend the project.

How long do the judges spend on-site?

Our judges are normally on-site for 30 minutes. For industrial and commercial projects, it may be longer depending on the scale of the project.

Do I have to attend the judging?

We require a representative of your company who has the knowledge of the scope of work specific to the project and who can expand on the details of how the job was undertaken.

If I can't attend the awards night, is there any point in me entering?

Of course! There are plenty of other ways winners get recognised other than the actual awards night. Although, we can't tell you the winners before the night, it's also a good idea to ask a friend or supplier to accept any awards on your behalf if you aren't attending yourself.

I don't know what category to enter my project in, what should I do?

Please call Master Painters & Decorators Australia on 08 9471 6662 or email We can then contact our judges for their thoughts or you can leave it up to our judges to determine which category the project falls into.

I have a job I want to enter, but it won't be finished until after the deadline, can I still enter it?

Unfortunately, all entries must reach practical completion by the nominated closing date. Any projects completed after the cut-off can be entered into the following year's Awards for Excellence competition.

I need my job judged on a certain day, can this be arranged?

For judging scheduled throughout the year this is normally not an issue as long as our judges are available, unfortunately the final judging that is scheduled after the closure of entries is fixed and cannot be changed to accommodate individuals.

Can I enter the same project in different categories?

Of course, multiple categories can be entered per project but an entry fee is payable for each category entered.