Terms and Conditions

Entry Requirements


Each application must contain the following:

  • Completed entry form with signed approval from builder and homeowner.
  • Description to be used in public voting page
  • Proof of value of project
  • Itemised schedule of materials indicating value of materials purchased through Hardware & General (minimum of 80%).
  • Selection of 5 high quality, print ready images (see spec sheet)
  • In order to be an eligible entry construction must have commenced after 1st December 2020 and completed by 20th June 2021


Entry Conditions 

  • Administrators of the Hardware & General Grand Outdoor Spaces Builder Awards are employees of Hardware and General. 
  • Open to all builders, landscapers and tradespeople who hold a current Hardware & General Supplies Limited credit account. Employees and relatives of Hardware & General are not permitted to enter the competition 
  • Entries open 1st of February 2021 and close at midnight 20th June 2021. 
  • Entrants may enter multiple projects however where multiple sub-trades have worked on one site, only one application per site address will be accepted. Each entry is to be submitted on a separate entry form. 
  • Entries must provide proof of material purchases from Hardware & General and invoices must be specific to the nominated site address as per scheduled in entry form
  • A minimum of 80% of materials used in the project are to be purchased from Hardware & General Supplies Limited. We reserve the right to audit all invoices pertaining to the project entered as proof of compliance.
  • Nominated projects must commence after 1st of December 2020 and be completed for judging by 30th June 2021. 
  • The total value of the project must be substantiated either by a nominated fee on DA application or copy of the quote provided to the homeowner. 
  • Administrators will determine the eligibility of entries and category placement 
  • Entrants are encouraged to share the competition across their own social media platforms. 
  • Owners consent must be given on the application form and owners/applicants waive any rights over the use of entry images. 
  • Editorial commentary and photographic display of entries will be at the discretion of the administrators of the competition. Whilst it is the aim to represent all entries accurately, no responsibility is taken for discrepancy, error, omission, or misrepresentation of the entry in and media. Entries do not automatically ensure exposure in the media and selection will be at the discretion of the Administrators. 
  • The judge’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into. A winner may not necessarily be declared in all categories.  
  • I/We agree to notify Hardware & General Supplies Limited and withdraw any entries submitted if our business/company commits an act of insolvency, including but not limited to, being placed in liquidation, administration, or receivership. 
  • Hardware & General reserves the right to remove any entry from the competition without explanation. 
  • Entrant confirms that there are no outstanding complaints or rectification work relating to any project entered into the competition  
  • Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories as follows: 
  • Best Outdoor Space under $25,000 value, where value is the DA or quoted value of the entire project. 
    • First place receives $6000 credit to H&G their account 
    • Second place receives $3000 credit to H&G their account 
    • Third place receives $2000 credit to H&G their account 
  •  Best Outdoor Space over $25,000 value, where value is the DA or quoted value of the entire project. 
    • First place receives $6000 credit to H&G their account 
    • Second place receives $3000 credit to H&G their account 
    • Third place receives $2000 credit to H&G their account 
    • Prize money will be provided in the form of a credit to the Hardware & General account nominated on the applicationPrize money is not offered or redeemable or refundable for cash. 
    • Credit awarded is NOT to be used to offset existing charges onto the account and will be credited to the account following the announcement of the winners. The date will vary subject to any regulations in place as a result of COVID & NSW HEALTH.
  • Applications must be entered under the [name of the] principal/owner of the Hardware & General credit account and prize money will only be awarded to the principal. 
  • Whilst entries will be visible to the greater public for voting selection, Hardware & General will not pass on or resell entrant’s information to third parties not involved with the competition and will act in accordance with the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.  
  • Members of the judging panel will be independent and not employed by Hardware & General Supplies Limited. 
  • Entrants will be shortlisted based on public votes and contacted to arrange a judging visitation. 
  • Judges will evaluate each project based on their own judging criteria and finalists will be determined based upon the judges scores. 
  • In the event of COVID-19 restrictions, where site visitation is limited judging will occur in another format which will only be disclosed to the shortlisted nominees. 
  • Entrants and homeowner may be contacted for separate visitation and interviews by Hardware and General employees. 
  • Hardware & General Supplies Limited reserve the right to terminate the competition at any point due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Images submitted as part of or in addition to any entry  – become the property of H&G upon submitting each entry.