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Photographic requirements

Due to restrictions around COVID-19, photographs submitted into the 2020 Awards can be taken by homeowners. Professional images can be uploaded to your submission at a later date. It is still recommended that images are taken by a professional photographer where situations allow.

All photographs should show differing aspects of the project including unique features. Photos should not be digitally enhanced. Images must be high resolution, a minimum of 300dpi and submitted in jpg or tiff format, preferably supplied in landscape orientation.

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

Please supply 15 colour images of the project:

  • 4 before photos when entering a renovation/addition (in addition to the above images)
  • 10 colour images for kitchen and bathroom entries
  • 6-8 colour images for outdoor project entries.

Download the photography requirements

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.

North Queensland

Catherine Coombs (Cairns)

Jim Cullen Photographer

Sorted by Silvia - Silvia Mogorovich

South Australia

Ben Liew Master Photographer AIPP


Open 2 View Professional Photography (Coffs Harbour)

Shutter Speed Studios (South Coast)

V-Mark Design (Sydney)


Atelier Photography - Jerome Treize

Hunter Image Bank - Andy Warren

Joshua Hogan Photography

Liz Kalaf Photography

Mark James


F8 Photography - Alastair Bett

Paul Redding Photographer

Samuel Shelley

ACT/Southern NSW

Bradley Cummings APP - Photographer

Eddison Photography

Fusion Photography - Ben Kopilow

Geoff Comfort

Kasey Funnell

Matt Beaver

Vision Photography


Capital Image - Sophie Tomaras

Chris Groenhout

Ian Wilson

Mark Munro Photography

Martin Saunders

Patrick Redmond Photography

Paul West

Peter Dunphy

Rachel Lewis

Russell Winnell

The Biz Photography - Daryl Gordon

Tim Turner

We Shoot Buildings - Grant Kennedy