The 2018 York Design Awards closed for entries on 21st March 2018. Judging took place on 23rd & 24th April.


You can view all the entries at York Explore and cast your vote in The York Press People’s Choice Award from 4th – 10th June.
Winners from all eight categories will be announced at a ceremony on 25th June at the Ron Cooke Hub, the University of York. Contact us today to be added to the invitation list.
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2018 Awards

The York Design Awards aims to encourage and promote excellence in design and conservation, striving for the highest standards which will delight present and future generations.

These prestigious Awards are now entering their twelfth year and are open to all developments within the City of York Council boundary, normally completed within the last three years. This year we are proud to be part of the York Festival of Ideas which takes place between 5 and 17 June. We are running two Walking Trails again as part of this exciting festival, which are free to attend and provide a unique opportunity to visit York Design Award-winning buildings from the first 11 years of the scheme. Our prestigious Awards Presentation Evening which takes place on 25 June also features in the programme. Book your place for the Walking Trails and read more about the Festival of Ideas here.

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This year's Sponsors;



Hiscox is an international specialist insurer, underwriting a diverse range of personal and commercial insurance risks, which is currently building its new customer service centre on Hungate in the heart of York. This new base away from its current South East operations will enable Hiscox to fulfil its growth plans and represents a significant investment for the company, creating up to 500 professional jobs for the city.

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