APDG would like to invite members to enter the awards from April 16, 2021


The Australian Production Design Guild is thrilled to announce that we will be proceeding with the awards in 2021. This year is a very special year for the guild, as we will be celebrating the 10th Anniversary APDG Awards. 
The Australian Production Design Guild Awards gather professionals from the Australian film, television, stage and interactive multimedia industries to celebrate the art of visually captivating audiences. Previously held in Sydney or Melbourne, Brisbane has been selected to host this milestone event, which will be held at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art on Sunday August 22, 2021 at 6pm, followed by a post-awards soiree on the Queensland Terrace at the Queensland State Library.

Entries have now closed, if you would like to discuss your entry, please CONTACT US. Nominations will be announced in July.


The APDG are excited to announce some new changes to the awards:
  • For the first time, the APDG will be accepting award nominations for Australian’s working on overseas productions.
  • The awards nomination period has been increased by a week. This does mean that no entries will be accepted after Midnight on Sunday May 23, 2021.
  • Introducing new collaborative awards – Design collaboration for a live performance or event Award and the Emerging Designer Awards will now be opened to both teams as well as individuals.
  • The awards entry process has been updated and simplified. Simply login to the APDG membership portal to enter.
  • To counteract the Covid-19 postponement of the awards, the period in which the work was produced, will be extended.  Works screened, broadcasted, shown or performed (or were scheduled, but canceled due to Covid-19) between July 1, 2019 and February 1, 2021 will be accepted. 
  • The 10th Anniversary APDG Awards will be held in Brisbane for the first time. If you are based in Queensland and are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the awards, please CONTACT US.  


  • April 16 Early Bird Entries Open
  • April 30 Early Bird Entries Close
  • May 1 General Entries Open
  • May 23 General Entries Close
  • May 31 Early Bird Awards Tickets On Sale
  • June 28 General Awards Tickets On Sale
  • July 16 Nominees Announced
  • August 22 10th Anniversary APDG Awards

2019 APDG Awards Sponsors

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Docklands Studios Melbourne is a state-of-the-art, dry-hire facility for film and television production.

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