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What does the splitting of the new construction and repaints categories into metro and regional mean?

For the 'New Construction' and 'Repaints' categories it will be regional against regional projects and metro against metro projects to streamline the overall Master Painter & Decorator of the Year - Regional and Master Painter & Decorator of the Year - Metro.

Why do I need to provide photos with my entry?

Master Painters and Decorators Australia require a minimum of four, before and after photos (min of 1MB - High resolution JPEG). 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?


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 6614, 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 1 September 2021, can I still enter it?

Unfortunately, all entries must reach practical completion between 1 September 2020 and the 1 September 2021. Any projects completed after the 1st September 2021 cut off can be judged in January 2022 and entered into the 2022 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.