the natural, unique, beautiful awards

Image Credits

Project: Her Majestsy's Theather, Adelaide
Architect: Cox Architecture
Photographer: In Sight Visuals

The Natural, Unique and Beautiful Awards

We are proud to announce the 6th annual matilda veneer Natural, Unique and Beautiful Awards.

We are now taking submissions for our 2024 edition which promises to be the biggest yet. Building on the momentum of the past five years, we will be working with all within our industry to ensure this year’s edition in another step forward in the pursuit of better recognising, featuring and rewarding the outstanding projects with which matilda veneer’s products are increasingly featured and the people responsible for their specification and use.

Recent Award Winners

Bass Coast Farmhouse

Winner: John Wardle Architects, Timberwood Panels
Architect : John Wardle Architects
Builder/Joiner: Overend Construction
Photographer: Trevor Mein
Product(s) Featured: Spotted Gum veneer


Winner: Andy Ryan Joinery, Timberwood panels
Architect : Studio Esteta
Builder/Joiner: Andy Ryan Joinery
Photographer: Sean Fennessy
Product(s) Featured: American Walnut veneer

A Periscope

Winner: Architecture Architecture
Architect : Architecture Architecture
Builder/Joiner: ID Built
Photographer: Tom Ross
Products Featured: American White Oak veneer


Winner: Farmers Doors
Architect : Kate Lawrence Interiors
Builder/Joiner: Harris Kitchens
Photographer: The Palm Co
Product(s) Featured: American White Oak veneer

Her Majesty’s Theatre

Winner: Veneer Panels
Architect : Cox Architecture
Builder/Joiner: Hansen Yunken
Photographer: In Sight Visuals
Product(s) Featured: American White Oak veneer

Handcrafted Chess Board

Winner: Marshall Wood
Architect : Jake Sawyer
Builder/Joiner: Marshall Wood
Photographer: Bryce Twyman
Product(s) Featured: Walnut, Maple, Sycamore, White Ash and Smoked Eucalyptus veneer

Criteria for eligibility

Project submissions must feature a minimum of four (4) hi-resolution images, along with the details of the products and project for promotional and publication purposes.

Projects must be completed in the preceding two years from the date of submission.

Submissions must feature timber veneer and/or plywood, ideally as the ‘hero’ of the project or image.


Placement in the calendar as the feature image(s) for one of the 12 months

A framed copy of their image(s) featured in the calendar.

Publicity and promotion through Matilda Veneer’s social media channels.

Bucket loads of street cred.


Judging is completed by the management of Matilda Veneer Pty Ltd.

Judging will be based on the following criterion:

How well does the project feature timber veneer and/or plywood in a natural, unique and/or beautiful way?

In addition, judges will aim to feature projects from a variety of project types and budgets.

Do you want to take part in the competition?


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