2021 TIDA New Zealand Homes – Entry is now open

Terms and conditions for entries into TIDA Homes – plus links to the online entry form

Entry details can be completed online HERE 

Please read the entry requirements, terms and conditions below before clicking through to the online entry form.

Entries close: Thursday, 30 September

Entry is now open for 2021 TIDA Homes. 

There are four entrant categories: 

• Architect 

• Building Designer 

• Group Home Builder

• Interior Designer

Projects can be: 

• New Homes – including single family homes, holiday homes etc 

• Renovated Homes – including additions and alterations 

• Homes – interiors only

• Apartments

Entry is open to homes that were completed in 2020 and 2021.

There is no charge for entry – and you may submit more than one entry.

Once we receive your entry, we will email you a link so you can upload: 

• hi-res image files 

• plan(s) 

• client brief/design rationale 

Key dates: 

Wednesday 25 August – entries open 

Thursday 30 September – entries close 


Entries must include:


Please supply no less than 8 photographs of the entry project, suitable for publication. Where appropriate to the work undertaken, they should include exterior and interior views. 

• Files must be at least 420mm x 297mm at 300dpi. 

• Acceptable file types are hi-res jpg, tiff & eps 

• Minimum megapixel camera: 16MP 

For renovation projects, it would be helpful for judges if you include any ‘before’ images available. These do not need to have been professionally taken – snaps will do. 


  • Please supply at least one detailed floor plan. Additional elevations and drawings may also be submitted, up to a maximum of 6
  • For renovation projects, please also include before plans or drawings
  • Maximum plan file size is 20MB per image.
  • Acceptable file types are jpg, tiff, psd & pdf

nb DWG files can not be accepted.


Up to 500 words outlining the main client requirements, any specific challenges and how these were overcome 

You may supply your text as bullet points 

Please supply as a Word doc or pdf 


Judges will assess entries on the following criteria:

  • How the design fulfilled the requirements of the client’s brief
  • How the design was developed in response to its site and surroundings
  • Overall functionality – including creativity and space design
  • Aesthetics – architectural style, detailing and materials


Awards will be made:

  • TIDA Architect-designed New Home
  • TIDA Architect-designed Renovation
  • TIDA Designer New Home
  • TIDA Designer Renovation
  • TIDA Group Home Builder project
  • TIDA Interior

The winners in each TIDA category will receive an extensive promotional package across Trends channels – including the trendsideas.com website, Trends eNewsletters, Trends social channels including Trends Facebook page with 140,000 followers and Trends Instagram, and partner channels.

The winners also proceed to the International section of the TIDAs, to be judged alongside winners of other awards programmes to find the 2021 TIDA International Home of the Year.

The judges, at their discretion, may also recognise Runners-up and Highly Commended entries.

All award recipients will receive a TIDA certificate and award logo to use in their own marketing and promotion.

Entry details can be completed online HERE  

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