2021 LEA Awards - judging now underway!

Published: Monday 3 May 2021

After an extension, the submission date for LEA regional awards finally closed on 26 March. There are a total of 83 entries into the awards across the eight categories this year. A big thank you to the entrants and good luck! The first round of judging is currently underway.

This year there were a record number of EOI received from people volunteering to be a judge. Many thanks to the 39 people who volunteered for this duty.

Jury selections were made based on diversity but also to include a mix of experienced and "new" judges to the Learning Environments Australasia Awards - which is not reflected in this information. 

Of the 39 volunteers who expressed an interest in judging, there were 15 women and 24 men. The following breaks down the location of the volunteers and their professional background/interest:

State/Country 

Profession

 

unknown x 2

educator - school based

5

International x 1

architect

20

Western Australia x 1

engineer

1

Tasmania x 1

landscape architect

0

New Zealand x 2

educator - academic research based

7

South Australia x 4

facility planner

2

Queensland x 6

Interior Designer

2

New South Wales x 9

 

 

Victoria x 13

 

 

Five jury panels have been formed and the selection of the jurors were as follows: 

16 jurors:

7 x Women

9 x Men

 

State/Country 

Profession

 

Western Australia x 1

educator/school based

4

Tasmania x 1

architect

6

New Zealand x 1

educator/academic research based

4

New South Wales x 4

facility planner

2

South Australia x 3

   

Victoria x 5

   

Queensland x 1

   

Judging is expected to be completed by 4/6/21. 

The preparation of the Award publication featuring all the entries – 2021 Contemporary Learning Spaces is also underway. As is the preparation for the conference and awards presentation evening. 

I hope to see you at the conference.

Article written by Soraya Ramsey, LEA Awards Coordinator

Image: 2020 LEA Awards  Winner Category 1 - New Construction / Entire New Educational Facility: University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus, New Zealand. Architects: Jasmax    Photographer: Dennis Radermacher, Lightforge Photography