It is not too late to enter the Australian Furniture Association's ACE Design Awards to be held as part of The Australian Furniture Association's FURNITEX connect exhibition.

All 2015 Award Winners will be offered exhibition space in the Australian Furniture Association’s International Pavilion as part of an Australian Trade Mission to Tent London 

Entry includes:
FREE freight to exhibition from all states of Australia
Discounts for AFA Members (nomination fees and event tickets)
Feedback from Judges (where requested)
New award categories
No size limits
Unlimited number of nominated pieces (scaling entry fees for additional entries)

Criteria for entry:
Works must have been produced/completed within a 12 month period preceding the event, but may have been previously presented or exhibited
No products which are currently available on a commercial scale
All products must be developed to prototype stage but may require further development to take to completion.

Award Categories include: 
The Gold Medal Award (combined category) – selected from all Finalists. This award reflects a piece that covers all the major elements of design, manufacturing and market relevance. It does not have to be the best in all of these categories, however, it must meet all of these requirements in an overall sense. That is, it is a well resolved and complete design.

The Cutting Edge Award (combined category) – selected from all Finalists. This award recognizes a piece that has true innovation in its design, production, marketability or potential for development. This piece does not have to be the most resolved in other areas or the best, but it must display and show the most innovative solution in its intent. This piece could require further work to bring it to market standards and or to completion for sale, however it shows promise led by its innovative idea.

Creative Vision Award (Separate ED Category & Student Category) – selected from Category Finalists. This award recognizes a piece that successfully ties together the main elements of design. It recognizes a piece that is visually mature. This piece does not however have to be finished to completion, but must be developed to prototype. Additional engineering and production design may be required to bring the work from prototype to be viable for completion to sale.

Craftsmanship Award (Separate ED Category & Student Category) – selected from Category Finalists. This award recognizes the piece that not only incorporates great design but also demonstrates high levels of difficulty and quality of craftsmanship in its production. This award acknowledges not only the design ability of the maker but also the complexity and investment of time and skill required to produce the piece.

The People’s Choice Award (combined category) – selected from all Finalists. This award reflects a piece that is voted on by the visiting public throughout the duration of the FURNITEX Connect event from 9-12 July 2015 in the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria.

To find out how to enter go to www.australianfurniture.org.au/ace or contact Bryan Furtado on +613 9856 1608 or design@australianfurniture.org.au Entries close 1st June 2015 and WINNERS announced 11th July 2015