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2021 WA Chapter Learning Environments Awards NOMINATIONS - DEADLINE EXTENDED

  • 13 September 2021
  • 9:00 AM (AWST)
  • 27 October 2021
  • 5:30 PM (AWST)
  • Online process. Awards Event to be held in December (tbc)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Please register here for your overall entry. You will be able to select categories, input project details and pay the entry fees by following the instructions.

Registration is closed

Learning Environments WA Chapter Awards Nomination


As a leader in the field of educational facilities, Learning Environments invites you to make submissions for the 2021 Learning Environments West Australian Chapter Awards.

These Awards are open to registered LEWA members whose projects demonstrate excellence in the planning and design of educational facilities in Western Australia.

The core mission of the awards is to celebrate excellent learning spaces where innovative architectural ideas support the education philosophy.

Awards will be presented in December (tbc) at our Annual Awards Event.

There are 8 Categories for the LEWA Awards: An Award and/or Commendations will be presented for each category and an Overall Award (selected from the winning category entries) will be presented.

All entries must have been occupied for at least 6 months (from March 2021) and construction completed within the last 3 years to qualify for entry.

If you are unsure which category your project “best fits”, please contact the awards coordinator and confirm BEFORE submission.

Category 1: New Construction / New Educational Facility

This category applies to construction of a new school or educational institution on a new campus.

Category 2:  New Construction / New Individual Facility(ies) Over AU$8 Million. This category applies to a new building or new buildings in an existing school or campus.

Category 3: New Construction / New Individual Facility(ies) Under AU$8 Million. This category applies to a new building or new buildings in an existing school or campus.

Category 4: Renovation / Modernisation Over AU$5 Million. 

Category 5: Renovation / Modernisation Under AU$5 Million. 

Category 6: Small Project under AU$2 Million: A a new building or a renovation, must be a learning environment.

Category 7: Landscaping/Outdoor Learning Area. Designed to showcase outdoor learning environments targeted to improving educational outcomes.

Category 8: An Innovative Education Initiative. Designed to showcase significant contributions to learning environments by schools, educators, students, designers, community organisations etc. Education Initiative must have been delivered to students for at least 6 months.

Project Types can include:

  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Specialist
  • Tertiary
  • TAFE


A nomination fee of AU$270 +GST per entry submission, will be charged.

Note: One educational facility may be entered in multiple categories. However, one fee for each entry/category the educational facility is entered is payable. Submissions for one educational facility entered in multiple categories should be tailored to suit each category [i.e: the text and photographs].

Entries for which no fee has been received will not be able to progress to Judging.

Projects withdrawn between registration and submission closing will receive a 50% refund only. No refund will be available after the submission closing date on 25 October, 2021

Payment/withdrawal must be received by C.O.B 25 October, 2021.


Timeline: (Please follow a 2-Step process)

Step 1: Nominate your project online here between 13 September - 4 October, 2021. You will be emailed an invoice.

Step 2: Submit your project(s) here from 20 September, 2021 Entries close on 25 October, 2021.


For a step-by-step guide on the submission procedure and detail information of each award categories:


Download Submittal Information pdf below. This information will guide you through the process of entering the awards.


Questions regarding payment? Contact Helen Murray at admin@a4le.org.au 

Questions regarding submissions? Contact the WA Chapter Awards Coordinator Lara Mackintosh via lea.wa.awards@gmail.com

Thank you for entering the awards and good luck with your submission!

NOTE - only current members of LEA (at time of final submission) are entitled to participate in awards programs. 

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