Please note: If you are entering the Emerging Designer category as a student or young professional, please fill out the form in as much detail as possible. Where fields do not apply, please enter N/A. 

Terms & Conditions

  1. Instructions on how to enter form part of the terms and conditions of entry. Entry into the Home Interior of the Year promotion is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  2. The award is open to anyone with a project that has been completed recently in New Zealand.
  3. Entries to the award must be received by 5pm Friday, 9 August 2024 (the Promotional Period). Entrants may enter multiple projects and multiple categories.
  4. The project must not be committed for publication during the entirety of the period from submission of entry to 31 December 2024. What constitutes publication is to be determined by Nook Publishing in its sole discretion. 
  5. By entering this award, entrants confirm and warrant that they have the necessary consents and permissions to publish the project in a mainstream publication.
  6. Entrants agree that any related publicity and/or promotional activity, including television coverage, belong to Nook Publishing (NZ) Limited.
  7. Nook Publishing reserves the right to photograph, film and/or otherwise make recordings of all entries, entered projects and the judging processes, including architects, designers, and any associated parties for promotional purposes and related projects. The ensuing copyright will rest with Nook Publishing (or its contributors) without any claim to compensation from the entrant or any other featured person.
  8. Homeowners’ names and addresses relevant to submitted projects should be supplied at the time of entry but will be withheld from publication, promotions, and publicity at the homeowners’ request, where this request has been provided to Nook Publishing in writing.
  9. Collaborative projects should be acknowledged on the entry form by listing all parties involved. Entrants agree to seek the consent of all design parties and homeowners involved prior to submitting an entry.
  10. Neither Nook Publishing nor any other entity associated with this award will be responsible for any late, lost, misdirected, or incorrectly submitted entries, including but not limited to entries not received due to technical problems or human error. The time entries are deemed to be made will be the time the entry is received, not the time the entry is submitted by an entrant.
  11. The winning designer or designers of Home Interior of the Year 2024 will receive a prize to the value of NZD $10,000.00, comprising a cash component and media value across the HOME brands.
  12. The prize is not transferable or changeable in any way.
  13. Final judging will take place in August and September 2024.
  14. The judges of the award will be selected by Nook Publishing in its sole discretion.
  15. All decisions made by the judges and/or Nook Publishing are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The prize will be presented to the respective winners in Auckland in October 2024. The winner and finalists in the award will feature in the magazine’s Oct/Nov 2024 issue.
  17. Winners will be notified by correspondence to the respective email or phone number submitted with entry.
  18. Nook Publishing reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and determine the eligibility of entrants (including an entrant’s identity) and to disqualify any entry or refuse to award a prize where false or misleading details have been given by an entrant, or where an entrant has behaved in a fraudulent or dishonest manner, or otherwise than in accordance with these terms and conditions or the spirit of the promotion.
  19. If the award is not able to operate as anticipated for any reason, Nook Publishing may amend, suspend, or cancel any aspect of the competition (including any prize) at any time in its sole discretion.
  20. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Nook Publishing (including its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives, advertising, and promotional agencies), excludes all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity), whether direct, indirect, special, or consequential, arising in any way out of the promotion, including, but not limited to, where attributable to any of the following: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Nook Publishing’s control); (b) any theft, unauthorised access, or third-party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged, or misdirected; (d) any variation in the prize; (e) any tax liability incurred by a claimant or entrant; or (f) use of a prize.
  21. As a condition of participating in the prize, the winner/s indemnifies Nook Publishing, all organisers, sponsors, and all other persons and organisations associated in any way with this award against all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including costs on a solicitor-client basis) which the winner may incur arising out of their participation in the award and/or participating in the prize, howsoever caused.
  22. Nook Publishing collects and holds personal information provided by entrants for the purposes of this award and for future promotional purposes. Failure to provide requested personal information may disqualify a person from being able to receive a prize. All personal information provided by entrants will be held by Nook Publishing. Under the Privacy Act 1993, entrants have the right to access and request correction of any such personal information, and may do so by sending an email to