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Photographic requirements

All photographs should show differing aspects of the project including unique features and should be taken by a professionals photographers. Landscape preferred.

Photographic requirements

All photographs should show differing aspects of the project including unique features and should be taken by a professionals photographers. Landscape preferred.

All photographs should show differing aspects of the project including unique features and should be taken by a professional photographer. Images in landscape orientation are preferred for the awards presentation. Your first photo should be the front elevation of the project, in landscape orientation.

Supplied images must be actual digital images of the home. Images cannot be digitally enhanced to alter the project and 3D rendered images are not permitted. Images must be high resolution, a minimum of 300dpi and submitted in jpg format.

Suggested daytime images:

  • Streetscape/front elevation
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Living Area
  • Outdoor
  • Points of difference e.g. cellar, environmental features, storage solutions
  • Apartment Complex – foyer – common area – recreational facilities

How many images do I need to submit?

  • Housing entries must submit 10-15 images
  • Kitchen & Bathroom entries must submit 10-15 images
  • Renovation entries including renovated kitchens and bathrooms must submit 4-10 ‘before’ photos in addition to the above images.
  • Apprentice, Business Partner and Professional Builder entrants must submit up to 3 images.

Photography copyright

Professional photographers routinely reserve copyright and other intellectual property rights of the photos they take for you, even if you have purchased the images. As these images may be reproduced in promotional material, and as you are warranting this will not infringe anyone’s copyright, it is important you obtain the copyright of the photos. If the photographer will not sell the copyright, you may obtain their written agreement to the reprinting of the photos.

Note: This signed documentation is not required for your entry, but is required to protect you from copyright infringement.

Download transfer/licence of copyright

Professional photographers

For Western Australia members only, HIA offer a photography service with photos taken at the same time as judging. There are 8 images supplied to you after the award presentation. This option is available when you submit your online award application.

Other regions can choose a professional photographer from the list below. If your region is not listed, contact your local HIA Events Team for recommendations.

ACT and Southern NSW
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Bradley Cummings APP - Photographer



Eddison Photography



Geoff Comfort



Kasey Funnell



Matt Beaver


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Atelier Photography - Jerome Treize



Ben Liew

AIPP Master Photographer


Hunter Image Bank - Andy Warren



Joshua Hogan Photography



Liz Kalaf Photography



Mark James


North QLD
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Catherine Coombs (Cairns)



Jim Cullen Photographer



Phil Copp



Through The Looking Glass Studio
(Townsville and Cairns)


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Open 2 View Professional Photography (Coffs Harbour)



Ben Greaves

Architectural Film Maker 7 Photographer

Shutter Speed Studios



Sunlit Media William



Shelly Willingham Highlands Photography



V-Mark Design (Sydney)


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Shaun Murray


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Ben Liew Master Photographer AIPP


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F8 Photography - Alastair Bett



Paul Redding Photographer



Samuel Shelley


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Chris Groenhout



Daryl Gordon



Ian Wilson



Sophie Tomaras



Mark Munro



Martin Saunders



Patrick Redmond



Paul West



Peter Dunphy



Rachel Lewis



Russell Winnell



Tim Turner



We Shoot Buildings - Grant Kennedy