Entering the awards

Entering Master Builders' Housing & Construction Awards? Our intuitive online awards entry system makes it easy to enter online.

Follow these quick and easy steps and you'll be in the running in no time.

  • Choose a house or project to enter and ensure it fits into a relevant category
  • Check out the key dates and entry fees below, have a read of our useful tips and tricks for entering and take advantage of the discounted early bird fee
  • Start creating your entry with the option to save as you go and come back to your entry later.
  • Use the checklist found in the Entry handbooks to ensure you’ve met all the entry requirements, including uploading your supporting documents and photos.
  • Submit your entry (make sure it's before the closing date) and easily pay your entry fee online.

Our Awards team is also on hand to answer your questions or guide you through the online entry process.

Entry fees

Save $50 off the cost of each entry by taking advantage of the early bird rate before 31 March 2018.


Early bird entry fee (until 31 March 2018)Entry fee
Trade Contractor of the Year (Residential and Commercial)$250$300
Specialty Awards (Best Residential Bathroom, Best Residential Kitchen and Best Residential Swimming Pool)$250$300
Diversity $250 $300 
Rising Star, Women in Building, Apprentice of the Year, Institute of Building ConsultantsFree

Key dates

RegionEarly bird closing dateFinal entry closing dateAward ceremony event dateVenue
Brisbane 31 March4 MayFriday, 13 July Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane
Downs & Western 31 March23 AprilFriday, 20 JulyPicnic Point Function Centre, Toowoomba
Gold Coast 31 March11 MaySaturday, 4 AugustRACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
Wide Bay Burnett31 March30 AprilFriday, 10 AugustBeach House Hotel, Hervey Bay
Sunshine Coast31 March30 AprilSaturday, 11 AugustNovotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast
Central Queensland 31 March24 MayFriday, 17 August Frenchville Sports Club, Rockhampton
Mackay & Whitsunday31 March8 MaySaturday, 18 AugustMackay Convention Centre, Mackay
North Queensland 31 March25 MayFriday, 24 AugustThe Ville Resort, Townsville
Far North Queensland31 March25 MaySaturday, 25 AugustCairns Convention Centre, Cairns
QueenslandNANAFriday, 12 OctoberBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

Useful information, documents and entry handbooks

Awards categories

Take a look at the range of categories to enter.

Entering tips

Enter with ease following our useful tips.

Information guide

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Authorisation form

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Download entry handbook


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Download entry handbook

Women in Building

Download entry handbook

Rising Star

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Download entry handbook

Apprentice of the Year

Download entry handbook

Institute of Building Consultants

Download entry handbook

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