The award is available each year to current ANU students who:
- are a domestic or international student;
- are enrolled in a Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Visual Arts program offered by the School of Art & Design in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences;
- were admitted to the Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Visual Arts program in Semester 1 of the current year or Semester 2 of the previous year.
Selection is made on the basis of the highest School of Art & Design selection rank awarded to one student for admission to the Bachelor of Design (BDESN) and one student foradmission to the Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVART).
The School of Art & Design selection rank is determined by the interview panel during the admission process for the Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Visual Arts programs. At the interview the panel is considering, and making selection recommendations against, the published 'Admission Rubric for Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Visual Arts'.
If the highest School of Art & Design selection rank is achieved by more than one student for admission to the same program a selection committee will be convened and selection will be made on the basis of the calibre of the digital portfolio submitted during the interview registration process.