Entries to the 2012 Queensland Premier’s Design Awards are now open. The awards, now in their third year, recognize those who are contributing to a better Queensland through good design and are made up of two categories: a $40,000 fellowship for a design leader and a $10,000 travel bursary for an emerging designer.
The 2011 fellowship was awarded to Nicola Lloyd for her commitment to fostering innovative design through her work, as a lecturer at the Queensland College of Art and through professional organisations.
Last year the Emerging Design Leader Award went to dynamic Brisbane-based urban and regional planner Yen Trinh. She will use her bursary to travel to Copenhagen and to attend the London Architecture Festival. Entries for the 2012 Queensland Premier’s Design Awards will close on 23 April 2012.