Victorian School Design Awards

​​​​The ​Victorian School Design Awards are for state government school projects and recognise architects and designers who have provided innov​​ative, creative and practical schools for Victorian students.

2018 Victorian School Design Awards

The 2018 Victorian School Design Awards are open to architects and principal designers for projects completed between​​ June 2016 and June 2018.

The Awards provide an incentive in driving excellence in design and in recognising the contribution of the architectural and educational design professions.

The Victorian School Building Authority continues to work with its architects to achieve innovative and best-practice design that clearly reflects a heightened awareness of the importance of interior and exterior environments and sustainability in learning and teaching spaces.

Architects and designers are invited to submit designs for government school projects including new schools, stages of buildings, redevelopment or refurbishment of a space, schools designed for special needs, or individual facilities such as performing arts centers or technology wings.

Submissions for the 2018 Victorian School Design Awards will close Friday 27 July 2018

2018 Award Cate​gories

All projects must have been completed between  June 2016 and June 2018

  • Best Primary School
  • Best Secondary School
  • Best Combined or Special (Development) School
  • Best School Project Below $1 million
  • Best School Project Between $1 million and $5 million
  • Best School Project Above $5 million
  • There will also be a Ministerial Award for Best Use of Inclusive Design chosen from all entries

How to apply

All submissions must be submitted online. For more information, see:  2018 Victorian School Design Awards 

2018 Key Dates

  • Submissions open : 9am, Monday 21 May 2018
  • Submissions closed: 5pm, Friday 27 July 2018
  • Finalist and non-finalists notified: Monday 6 September 2018
  • Awards ceremony: Tuesday 23 October 2018

Previous Victorian School Design Awards winners

For a list of 2017 winners and finalists, see 2017 Victorian School Design Awards

More information      

If you are unable to locate the information you require, please contact:

June Graham, Victorian School Building Authority
Phone: 03 7022 1537