Promotion Name

Dulux Colour Awards


The Promoter is Dulux Australia a division of DuluxGroup (Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 67 000 049 427) of 1956 Dandenong Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168 Australia.

Promotion Type

Game of skill

Promotion Period

The Promotion will commence on the 3rd March 2021 and close on the 24th May 2021 (Promotion Period).

Entry Restrictions

Any Australian or New Zealand based design professional may enter, including Architects, Interior Architects, Interior Designers, Interior Decorators, Specifiers, Colour Consultants and Students of Interior Design or Architecture, up to one year of graduation that reside in Australia and New Zealand. Entries are encouraged from individuals, groups, partnerships and those working in larger practices.

Entrants under 18 years of age must get permission from a parent or guardian before entering. Employees (and their Immediate Families) of the Promoter, or any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, or any agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter. “Employees” means any directors, management, employees, concessionaires, consultants, officers and contractors or other such people who perform work under the control of another in exchange for payment. “Immediate Family(ies)” means any of the following: spouse, ex-spouse, de-facto spouse, child or step-child, parent, step-parent, grandparent, step-grandparent, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, brother, sister, step-brother, step-sister or first cousin and the persons referred to above includes natural and non-natural relations (in the opinion of the Promoter).

Any person who has a contractual arrangement with Dulux (eg. a brand ambassador) is ineligible to enter.

The Promoter is responsible for determining whether a person is an eligible entrant in its absolute discretion.

How to enter

Entry into the Dulux Colour Awards is free.

Projects can be submitted into Award categories as follows:

Commercial Interior - Workplace and Retail

The interior paint finishes of any commercial or industrial building such as offices, studios, factories, retail outlets, pop up retail and shopping centres.

Commercial Interior - Public and Hospitality

The interior paint finishes of any commercial or industrial building such as education facilities, community centres, healthcare facilities, museums, theatres, places of worship, cafes, restaurants, fitness centres, one off installations, events, hotels and accommodation.

Commercial and Multi Residential Exterior

The exterior paint finishes of any commercial, industrial, education facility or multi-residential apartment building.

Residential Interior

The interior paint finishes of any building used as a private residence including single and multi-residential

Single Residential Exterior

The exterior paint finishes of any building used as a private single residence.

Student (Years 1 - 6)

Paint specification by architecture or interior design students who are currently attending or have just completed - within the past 12 months - a course at a recognised University or College. Student Projects are not eligible for the Grand Prix awards.

Grand Prix – Australian entrants

All AU projects which have won in the individual categories are eligible for the AU Grand Prix.

Grand Prix - New Zealand entrants

All NZ projects shortlisted in the above categories are eligible for the NZ Grand Prix.

Projects must have been completed between 1 September 2019 and 28 February 2021 and may not have been previously entered into this Awards program. Dulux Colours and Paint must have been used extensively within the project and must not have been gifted by Dulux.

Please note that COLORBOND® and COLORSTEEL® colours will not be eligible for the Dulux Colour Awards.

Entrants must obtain express approval of the property owner to enter the project and checked with the painting contractor.

Entrants can submit more than one project. Previous submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions must adhere to the guidelines and specifications as detailed in the Entry Form section on https://dulux.com.au/colourawards or https://dulux.co.nz/colourawards

Submissions that do not conform will not be accepted.

All entries must be submitted by 24th May 2021 [2359hrs (GMT +10:00) Australia/Sydney]. Late submissions will not be accepted. Projects entered will be judged in first round judging based on the images and project description submitted.

Additional entry requirements

Any entry that contains content that the Promoter, in its sole discretion, considers to be offensive or inappropriate in any way or that the Promoter considers, in its sole discretion, to infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person, property, corporation or entity, will be considered ineligible. The decision to accept or reject an entry is at the Promoter’s sole discretion and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Promoter, its affiliates and agents are not responsible in any way for the content or descriptions included by entrants, nor do they necessarily endorse the content or descriptions. Entries received must be the original work of the entrant. People depicted in any images submitted must be 25 years of age or older. Entries received during the Promotion Period will be individually moderated by representatives of the Promoter to ensure content posted is not illegal, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, indecent, libellous, hateful, obscene, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable.

Judging criteria

Projects submitted will go through two rounds of judging.

Round 1

The first round will be conducted via an online judging platform by a panel of 5 external judges appointed by the Promoter and 1 employee of the Promoter. Shortlisted entries will be notified by the 23rd June 2021.

Final Round Judging

A project board for each shortlisted project will be requested from each finalist which will be used by a panel of five external judges appointed by the promoter for the final round judging on 28th July 2021. Judges will meet either in person or via video link to consider all shortlisted entries and select a Dulux Colour Awards winner for each category.

Grand Prix – Australia
The winner of each category will be judged for the Grand Prix prize

Grand Prix – New Zealand
All New Zealand shortlisted entries will be judged for the Grand Prix prize

A winner from each category will be selected and commendations will be awarded if the judges deem appropriate.

The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No feedback will be provided on non-winning entries.

This is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner. Each entry will be individually judged based on originality and creative merit of their entry. The judges may select additional reserve entries which they determine to be the next best, and record them in order, in case an invalid entry or ineligible entrant is selected as the winner.


The winner will be announced at The Dulux Colour Awards invitation only event on 11th August 2021.

Publication Details

The winners will be published on https://dulux.com.au/colourawards and https://dulux.co.nz/colourawards

Prize Details

Each category winner receives AUD $1,000 prize money and a certificate.
Student category winner receives AUD $500 prize money and a certificate.
Australian Grand Prix Winner receives AUD $5,000 prize money and a certificate.
New Zealand Grand Prix Winner receives NZD $5,000 prize money and a certificate.

Prize money will be awarded via electronic funds transfer or as a cheque. Dulux suggests winners seek independent financial advice regarding prize money.


It is a condition of entry that Category Winners, if required, make themselves available for interview/photo shoots for publicity purposes pertaining to the Awards.

Copyright of Imagery

All Dulux Colour Awards finalist’s material submitted becomes the property of the Promoter solely for use in this competition. Each entrant retains copyright in photographs and other materials provided but grants the Promoter a royalty free licence to:

  1. retain and use all photographs and other materials provided for any promotional and related purposes;
  2. use the entry in any manner Dulux wishes (including modifying, adapting or publishing the entry, whether in original or modified form, in whole or in part or not at all), by way of any media;
  3. deal with the entry without regard to any moral rights that may exist in the entry, which the entrant waives; and
  4. copy any content submitted as part of an entry, cause the content to be seen and/or heard in public, and communicate the content to the public, and allow third parties to do these things.

Each Entrant warrants that:

  1. It is entitled to grant the licence referred to above and Promotor’s use of the entry materials will not infringe the rights of any third party nor give rise to any claim by which any of the rights of the Promotor to use the entry could be narrowed;
  2. it has obtained all necessary third party licences or usage rights and/or made the Promotor aware of the licence life or duration for any third party material;
  3. it has the power and authority to enter into and to perform its obligations under the terms of this promotion; and
  4. it has obtained from all authors and holders of any moral rights (as defined in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994) in the entry, consent to use the entry in accordance with the terms of this Promotion.
  5. to the extent that any artwork appears in the photography material submitted, the entrant has obtained the written consent of the copyright owner in the artwork for that artwork to be included and used in imagery for the promotion of Dulux Colour Awards.

Permission will be sought for any usage in addition to the promotion of the Dulux Colour Awards.

Entry Limits

Entrants may submit more than one project.

Entrants may submit work into multiple categories, however a project board is required for each submission.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Information on how to enter the Dulux Colour Awards and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions. Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions
  2. All entrants acknowledge that the Promoter can rely on these Terms and Conditions even if the Promoter only learns of a person’s ineligibility after the Promoter has awarded a prize to the ineligible person. Return of the prize or payment of its equivalent value to the Promoter may be required by the Promoter if this occurs.
  3. Each entrant is responsible for ensuring his or her familiarity with these Terms and Conditions at the time of participation. The Promoter’s decision not to enforce a specific restriction (whether communicated to an entrant or not) does not constitute a waiver of that restriction or of these Terms and Conditions generally.
  4. Incomplete and indecipherable entries and any entry which has incorrectly entered personal information or contact details shall be deemed an invalid entry. No responsibility is accepted by the Promoter for late, lost, misdirected, ineligible or illegible/inaudible entries (including lost, stolen, forged, defaced or damaged proof of entry or things required by the Verification Requirements).
  5. The Promoter’s decision in relation to any aspect of these Term and Conditions and the Promotion is final and binding on every person who enters. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The Promoter may, in its sole discretion, declare any or all entries made by an entrant invalid, and/or prohibit further participation by an entrant in this Promotion or a prize event/activity if the entrant:
    1. disrupts, annoys, abuses, threatens, harasses or attempts to do any of these things to the Promoter, another entrant or potential entrant of, or anyone else associated with, this Promotion;
    2. submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process; or
    3. engages in conduct in relation to this Promotion which is misleading, deceptive, fraudulent or damaging to the Promoter's goodwill or reputation.
  7. If this Promotion is interfered with in any way or is not capable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to the fullest extent permitted by law to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Dulux Colour Awards, as appropriate.
  8. Entries must be the entrant's original work. The Promoter reserves the right to verify, or to require the entrant to verify, that the entry is the entrant's original work. If an entry cannot be verified to the Promoter's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed invalid.
  9. An entrant's entry must not include:
    1. any image or voice of any other person without that person's express consent. Entrants warrant that if any such content is included, they have obtained the express consent of the relevant person;
    2. any content that contravenes any law, infringes the rights of any person or is obscene, offensive, potentially defamatory, discriminatory, indecent or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate (which includes, without limitation, any content involving nudity, malice, excessive violence or swearing); and
    3. any literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work, any audio-visual or sound recording, or any other item in which copyright subsists, unless the entrant is entitled to do so. If an entrant has any doubts about whether they have the right to include any content (for example, recorded music) they must not include it. By including any such content in their entry, the entrant warrants that they have the permission of the relevant copyright owner to do so and that this permission allows the Promoter to use the entry in accordance with these Terms & Conditions.
  10. The Promoter may, in its absolute discretion, edit, modify, delete, remove or take-down any part of an entrant's entry.
  11. Entries must be received by the Promoter and will be deemed to have been received at the time of receipt by the Promoter. Online and other electronic entries are deemed to have been received at the time of receipt into the promotion database and not at the time of transmission by the entrant.
  12. Each entrant acknowledges that there may be inherent risks involved in entering this Promotion or taking or participating in the prize(s). Any entrant, prize winner and/or participants in a Promotion event may be required to sign an acknowledgement of risk and waiver of liability for participation in the Promotion or a Prize event and to expressly acknowledge that entry into this Promotion or participation in a Promotion event or Prize may be inherently dangerous, and that if they choose to participate they will do so at their own risk. A reasonable level of health and fitness may be required. The Promoter reserves the right to preclude participation of anyone refusing to sign the acknowledgement/waiver or any person who is suffering from asthma, epilepsy, significant back or neck problems, physical or mental disabilities, or is pregnant or in the Promoter's sole discretion is not able or suitable to participate in any of the experiences for reasons of the participant's own or anyone else's safety.
  13. Any costs associated with accessing the Promotion website are the entrant’s responsibility and are dependent on the internet service provider used. Entrants must submit their entries and/or claims manually using an internet browser.
  14. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, communication network, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise, injury or damage to entries or to participants' or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or down-loading any materials in this Promotion. If the Promotion is not capable of being conducted due to circumstances beyond the Promoter's control, including due to any technical or communications problems, the Promoter reserves the right to amend, suspend or cancel the competition subject to approval from any relevant authority.
  15. Errors and omissions may be accepted at the Promoter's discretion. Failure by the Promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the identity of the entrant.
  16. As a condition of claiming a prize, the Participant may be required to (at the Promoter’s discretion) sign any legal documentation as and in the form required by the Promoter and/or prize suppliers in their absolute discretion, including but not limited to a legal release and indemnity form.
  17. The Promoter may communicate or advertise this competition using Facebook. However, the competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook. Each entrant completely releases Facebook from any and all liability.
  18. The prize(s) and/or parts of the prize(s) is/are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash (unless the prize is cash). If a prize, or an element of a prize, is unavailable for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute another prize of equal or greater value for that prize, or element of it, subject to the approval of any relevant authority. The Promoter and its representatives will not be liable for any damage to or delay in transit of prizes.
  19. The use of any automated entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allows an entrant to automatically enter the Promotion repeatedly is prohibited and will render entries submitted using such means as invalid.
  20. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, the Promoter (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Promotion, including, but not limited to, where arising out of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Promoter’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Promoter) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Promoter; (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions; (e) any tax liability incurred by a winner or entrant; or (f) use of the prize.
  21. The Promoter and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury, illness or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this competition or accepting or using any prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law). Nothing in these conditions restricts, excludes or modifies or purports to restrict, exclude or modify any statutory consumer rights under any applicable law.
  22. The Promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the Promotion and may, for this purpose, disclose such information to third parties required for the provision of the Prize. Entry is conditional on providing this information. The Promoter may disclose the information for those purposes to its related bodies corporate and contractors. If entrants do not provide the information requested, they will not be able to enter the Promotion.
  23. In addition to the privacy term set out above, if the entrant has ticked the "opt-in" box, the Promoter may also use personal information entrants provide to send information about the Promoters products and services (including via electronic means) and may disclose the information to its related bodies corporate, agencies and contractors (including call centres, advertising agencies and direct mail houses) the Promoter engages for that purpose.
  24. CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, whether successful or not, the Promoter reserves the right to refer the matter to law enforcement authorities and/or to seek damages or such other civil remedies as the Promoter may determine from time to time to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  25. The Promoter is bound by the Privacy Principles imposed by law. A copy of the Promoter's privacy policy can be viewed at https://www.dulux.com.au/privacy-policy and https://www.dulux.co.nz/privacy. To request access to, or to update, personal information the Promoter holds about them, entrants can contact the office of the Promoter.