NATSPEC Student Prize

The NATSPEC Student Prize is open to students enrolled in Australian universities that provide an Accredited Architecture Master’s course, and who meet all the eligibility requirements. Please see the eligibility requirements and other important information about the competition by clicking on the below link. The competition was developed with the assistance of the 2022 Steering Committee.

The winner of the NATSPEC Student prize will receive $8,000.
Two commended entries will receive $1,500 each. 


To view the High Commendation and Commendation winners click here

2023 Judging Panel

Anthony Burke

Anthony Burke,
Professor of Architecture

headshot Kathlyn Loseby

Kathlyn Loseby,
Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

Rebecca Moore headshot

Rebecca Moore,
WA Government Architect

Tony Kemeny Portrait

Tony Kemeny,
Gran Associates & NATSPEC Director


Submissions are now closed for the 2023 NATSPEC Student Prize. Good luck to everyone who submitted. Winners will be announced soon! 



GEN 002 NATSPEC's use of standards
Discusses use of Australian and other standards in specification writing.

GEN 005 Specifications
Discusses the roles, forms and importance of specifications.

GEN 007 Making sure your specifications are up-to-date
Offers updating strategies relating to NATSPEC information.

GEN 009 Hold points and witness points
Defines hold points and witness points and explains their contractual implications in the context of both NATSPEC and AUS-SPEC worksections.

GEN 013 Specifying quality
Communicating the requirements for quality is the main technical function of the specification. This TECHnote outlines how NATSPEC is used to achieve quality in construction projects.

GEN 029 Design and specification guidance text in NATSPEC
Discusses how NATSPEC worksection Templates include guidance in the form of ‘hidden’ Guidance text to help specifiers select the most appropriate worksections and edit Template content to create a project specification.

More Resources:
Architects Accreditation Council of Australia’s ‘National Standard of Competency for Architects 2021