2020 VIC Chapter Learning Environments Awards Registration Open

  • 07 July 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 21 August 2020
  • 11:30 PM
  • Online process. Ceremony to be held on 23 Oct at the Craft & Co., 390 Smith Street Collingwood


(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 Victoria Chapter Awards Registration

As a leader in the field of educational facilities, Learning Environments invites you to make submissions for the 2020 Learning Environments Victoria/Tasmanian Chapter Awards.

These Awards are open to registered LEA members* whose projects demonstrate excellence in the planning and design of educational facilities in Victoria and Tasmania.

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

Awards will be presented on Friday 23rd October at a ceremony at Craft & Co., 390 Smith Street Collingwood (6.00 – 8.00pm).  The event will be run in accordance with the advice of Victoria’s Chief Health Officer to ensure the continued and effective management of the spread of COVID-19, with alternative arrangements to be made if restrictions prohibit a public gathering taking place.

There are 8 Categories for the Awards: It will be at the juries’ discretion whether to present an Award and/or Commendations for each category.

All entries must have been occupied from the start of Term 1, 2020 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 site/campus. These buildings may be the first stage of the new facility.

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.  This category applies to renovated and modernised facilities – entrants need to demonstrate the changes that have occurred from old to new by photos and/or plans.

Category 5: Renovation / Modernisation Under AU$5 Million This category applies to renovated and modernised facilities – entrants need to demonstrate the changes that have occurred from old to new.

Category 6: Buildings or renovation/modernisation under AU$2 Million: A new building or renovation that has been achieved in a modest budget, 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 from the start of Term 1, 2020.

Project Types can include:

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


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

Note: One educational facility may be entered in multiple categories. However, one AU$270 +GST fee for each entry/category the educational facility is entered is payable. Submissions for one educational facility 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 21 August, 2020 (extended closing date).

Payment/withdrawal must be received by C.O.B 18 August, 2020.

Timeline: (Please follow the 2-Step process below)

Step 1Register your intent to enter the Awards here between Monday 7 July – Friday 21 August, 2020 (final extension). You will be emailed an invoice.

Step 2: Submit your project(s) here from Monday 20 July, 2020. Entries close on Friday 21 August, 2020.


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


Download Submittal Information here: 2020 VIC Chapter Learning Environments Award Submittal information This information will guide you through the process of entering the awards.


Questions regarding payment? Contact admin@a4le.org.au 

Questions regarding submissions? Contact the Vic Chapter Awards Coordinator Kathleen Kelly via lea.vic.awards@gmail.com or 0409 848 104.

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

* All  entrants will need to have renewed their  LEA membership by September 30 to be eligible for an award.

Thank you to our Awards Sponsor


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