NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year awards 2018

Entries are open for NZ House & Garden's Interior of the Year 2018.

Entries are open for NZ House & Garden's Interior of the Year 2018.

Entries for Interior of the year 2018 are now open.

The country's leading home interiors title, NZ House & Garden, is delighted to announce the 2018 Interior of the Year awards: our search for the country's most beautiful single room. These prestigious awards can be entered by homeowners, interior designers or architects. 

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Entries will be in six categories. 

Best kitchen
, sponsored by Liebherr 

Best living room, sponsored by Warwick

Best bathroom, sponsored by Tile Space

Best bedroom, sponsored by Sheridan

Best indoor/outdoor space, sponsored by Altus

Best "out of the ordinary" space, sponsored by Resene: this is category celebrates creative spaces that are more than just a room (although they may be that too). We're looking for original she-sheds, hobby studios, sleepouts, tiny homes, caravans... 

PRIZES

Category winners will receive a trophy and $1000. The Supreme Winner, chosen from the category winners, will win a trophy and a three-night stay at luxurious Kauri Cliffs.

ENTRY AND JUDGING MECHANISM

To enter you must submit a portfolio of up to six images of the room and a completed entry form. You may enter more than one room, but each room must be a separate entry.

Entries can be completed online via this website, or by mail (with images sent on CD or as prints). Post entries to: Interior of the Year, NZ House & Garden, Level 7, 4 Williamson ave, Ponsonby, Auckland, 1021. 

Images submitted online must be either JPEG or PDF format. Photographs should show only the interior of the room you are entering. You must include at least one overall shot showing the entire room, or a large portion of it, so that judges can get a sense of the complete space. Other shots might show corners of the room or concentrate on interesting design features or details. No more than six images will be considered. If more than six are submitted, only the first six will be considered.

When you are filling in the entry form, please take care to include the names of all people who substantially helped in the creation of the room (designers, colour experts etc), so that we can give them credit for their work.

The prize will go to the person nominated on the form as the entrant: this may be the homeowner, the interior designer or the architect, or other person who had a major input into the creation of the room. If the entrant is NOT the homeowner it is their responsibility to get the permission of the homeowner to enter the competition.

All entries must be received by 6pm on January 28, 2018.

JUDGING

Judging process: Preliminary judging will be based on the photographs submitted by the entrant. Finalists will be chosen in each category. Finalist rooms will be re-photographed by NZ House & Garden photographers during February and March 2018 and published in the June 2018 issue of the magazine. Entry in the Interior of the Year award automatically implies permission for NZ House & Garden to photograph and publish images of the room, as well as to photograph and interview either the owner or the professional responsible for the room's design

Final selection of the category winners and of the Supreme Winner will be made on the basis of NZ House & Garden's photographs. 

CRITERIA

Judges will be looking for rooms that work, in both a visual and a functional sense, and would appeal to the readers of NZ House & Garden.

We'll be looking for rooms where the spaces and the interior decoration complement one another and deliver a cohesive creative statement: beautiful rooms that speak about their owners and the way they live. To be eligible for entry, homes must be lived-in and fully furnished.

Factors taken into consideration will include colour use, texture, use of space, creative ideas, the vision/story behind the room and how the creator of the room has overcome space or budgetary limitations.           

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TIMELINE

Entries close: 28 January

Finalists announced: 6 February

Photography of finalists: February/March 2018

Winners announced: Approximately 20 May 2018 

For further information, email bea.taylor@nzhouseandgarden.co.nz

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Interior of the Year is a promotion run by NZ House & Garden magazine, owned by Fairfax New Zealand Limited.

By submitting photos and information, the entrant is agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Entrant is the photographer and homeowner or has the photographer's and/or homeowner's consent to submit the photographs and grant the rights set out in these terms and conditions.

Any photos and personal information submitted by entrants may be published by NZ House & Garden should the entrant become a finalist or winner of the competition (this does not include phone numbers or addresses).

The supreme winner of Interior of the Year will receive a trophy and a three-night stay at Kauri Cliffs. The winners and finalists will be chosen by Fairfax Media and selected judges. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to with the judges.

All taxes and any other charges or expenses associated with the prize will be for winner's account.

The winners of each category will be published in the June 2018 issue of NZ House & Garden and in other Fairfax Media publications. 

The winners will be announced at an event in May 2018. Finalists and winners photos and information may be used by Fairfax Media across other publications and media channels (both in print and online) to promote the competition.

By entering the competition entrants agree to allow Fairfax Media to shoot photos of the relevant rooms, and to photograph and interview either the owner or the professional involved in the room's design.

Fairfax Media reserves the right to cancel the competition at any time and without explanation.

OUR SPONSORS 

Kauri Cliffs – Supreme winner prize: Kauri Cliffs is a Relais & Chateaux luxury lodge in Northland, New Zealand. Featuring 22 suites and a two-bedroom Owner's Cottage and boasting a world class spa, golf course and several beaches, Kauri Cliffs is one of the world's most acclaimed hotels, recently named the #1 Hotel in New Zealand and Australia by Travel + Leisure magazine (USA). Kauri Cliffs is a sister property to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers (Hawke's Bay) and Matakauri Lodge (Queenstown). The trio of lodges are all privately owned by Julian Robertson and family. www.kauricliffs.com

Tile Space - sponsor of Best Bathroom: Tile Space is New Zealand's leading provider of porcelain and ceramic tiles, importing tiles from Italy and around the world since 1994. Owner Peter Roberts and his team of selected design consultants visit the world-renowned Cersaie tile fair in Bologna, Italy every year, so that they can help their customers create their dream space with the latest looks and best technology in tiles. www.tilespace.co.nz

Sheridan – sponsor of Best Bedroom: Sheridan was founded in 1967 by visionary entrepreneur Claudio Alcorso. Seeing a fresh, vital beauty in Australia, Claudio sought to bring art into the home, combining the inspirational with everyday living. His vision was to "introduce creative thought and beauty into the everyday things of life". That vision still holds true for Sheridan today, guiding the company in everything they do. www.sheridan.com.au

Liebherr – sponsor of Best Kitchen: Established in 1949 by Hans Liebherr with its beginnings in construction equipment,  Liebherr  is a family-owned company with 42,000 employees operating in 130 companies on all continents. They are a world leader in premium refrigeration today with their headquarters in Germany where engineering excellence provides one of the world's widest ranges of refrigerators, freezers and wine cabinets, all designed and engineered with a commitment to innovation and excellence.  A full range is available throughout New Zealand from leading appliance retailers.   www.home.liebherr.nz

Resene – sponsor of Out of the Ordinary: Resene has all the quality paint, colour, wallpaper, curtains and professional advice you need to get a superb finish on your decorating projects. Choose from thousands of colours in the Resene Total Colour System or let Resene create a custom colour match for you. Resene has been proudly 100 per cent New Zealand-owned and operated since it started in 1946 and was named New Zealand's Sustainable Business of the Year 2010 and Most Trusted Paint brand since 2012. We're always delighted to see just how creative decorators can be, which is why we are proud to sponsor the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year Out of the Ordinary category. So step out of your comfort zone and be creative,and splash some paint colours around your home. You might be surprised just how much you like the result! www.resene.co.nz

Warwick – sponsor of Best Living Room: Warwick, a global brand synonymous with style and innovation, is always at the cutting edge of market trends for both residential and commercial furnishing fabrics. www.warwick.co.nz

Altus – sponsor of Best Indoor/Outdoor Space: The Altus name might be new but the brands behind the new name have provided a view for more New Zealand homes than any other. From the original Ranchslider® to the modern day LevelStep® we've given Kiwis what they want. Altus is proud to sponsor the category of Best Indoor/Outdoor Space, as it is a true reflection of how we New Zealanders aspire to live.

 - NZ House & Garden

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