Update from BDAQ’s Events Sub-Committee on BDAQ + James Hardie 2020 State Design Awards

After careful consideration, the BDAQ has decided to go ahead with our 2020 State Design Awards event. We believe that as the biggest event on our calendar each year, it is an important way to boost the morale of our association and celebrate the efforts made by our award entrants.

However, we also recognise the need to comply with the Queensland Government’s social distancing restrictions to keep our members, partners and guests safe. Due to social distancing measures and anticipated government restrictions, this year’s event will be scaled back from the usual gala dinner format it has been in previous years.

This year’s BDAQ + James Hardie State Design Awards will be held on Friday 21st August 2020, 4:30pm at the Build & Design Centre in South Brisbane as a cocktail-style event. Attendance will be capped at 100 attendees, with the event live broadcast online for those who are unable to attend.

We know many important stakeholders within our Association will want to attend the event. To allow equitable access to tickets, we will be implementing staged ticket release. This staged release will allow those who need priority access to tickets the chance to secure their tickets before the general membership.

· Stage 1: Management Committee, Sub-Committee Chairs, BDAQ Partners and awards judges

  • As a token of gratitude to those who dedicate a lot of time to our Association, these members/partners will have priority access to tickets.

  • Stage 1 ticket release will run from 3rd – 10th July.

  • These attendees will be able to secure their tickets in later stages, but risk tickets selling out. Tickets will not be held for any member or BDAQ Partner.

· Stage 2: Entrants

  • To ensure our state finalists have the chance to secure their tickets and attend the event, these members and their partners will have an opportunity to purchase tickets ahead of the general membership and other attendees.

  • Tickets will be limited to two tickets per entrant.

  • Stage 2 ticket release will run from 10th – 17th July

  • Entrants and their partners will be able to purchase tickets in stage 3, but risk tickets selling out. Tickets will not be held for any entrant.

· Stage 3: General Admission

  • The final stage will allow non-entrant members, staff of entrants, additional BDAQ Partner guests and other members of the community to purchase the remaining tickets.

  • Stage 3 ticket release will run from 17th July – 7th August.

  • Anyone is welcome to purchase additional tickets during this stage, but tickets are strictly limited and will not be held.

Tickets sold during stages 2 and 3 will be $35pp and will include canapes and beverages.

For those who wish to attend online, free online tickets will be available from 10th July. Securing a free online ticket will mean you get sent the Zoom link 2-3 days prior to the event.

If you have any questions regarding the event or ticket release plan, feel free to get in touch with BDAQ’s Head Office via admin@bdaq.com.au or (07) 3067 7264.


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