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National Student & Recent Graduate Design Competition

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If you are a landscape design student or recent graduate you can enter this category of AILDM's National  Design Competition. It's a great way to build your profile in the industry, and be recognised for the knowledge you've developed on your course and your ability to design gardens and landscapes.

Are you eligible to enter as a Student?

If you are enrolled in a landscape design course in Australia that leads to an award of Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Design Certificate IV or Degree and you are an AILDM Student Member you can enter. If you're studying for a different award, you may apply for special permission to enter to the AILDM administrator with the support of your design teacher.

Play Fair Clause: This competition is not intended for people who already have extensive professional experience as a landscape designer and have returned to formalize their qualification or obtain a higher qualification.

What are the Student competition prizes?

There are four prizes:

First, second & third placegetters will receive Free AILDM membership for 1 year

Allan Correy Student Design Award

This award commemorates the enormous contribution made to our profession by AILDM’s Founding Patron, Allan Correy. It is awarded to the entry that best represents the spirit of landscape design, and may be awarded to any entry - not necessarily a place-getter in the Student Design Competition.

The winner receives a trophy, bound copy of a thesis on Allan’s career by UNSW graduate Terry Boyle and a complimentary ticket to the AILDM Annual Awards Dinner in Melbourne.

Are you eligible to enter as a Recent Graduate member?


If you have recently graduated from an approved Landscape Design course in Australia, achieving a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Design Certificate IV or Degree and you are an AILDM Recent Graduate member, you can enter.

What are the Recent Graduate competition prizes?

There are two prizes:

First Prize:       5 - Day Master - class with a Landscape Design Company in your area

Second Prize:  2 - Day Master - class with a Landscape Design Company in your area

What types of landscape design can you enter?

You're encouraged to design imaginatively and creatively, while being mindful of the practical considerations of site constraints and opportunities, client needs, local government rules and environmental issues.

You are not restricted by a design and construction budget, but you must be able to specify the source of all materials for the garden including all hard and soft landscaping elements.