Winners of the 2022 York Design Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 4th July. Please save the date and join our mailing list to receive an invitation to this free event.


There will be a week-long exhibition of the award entries at York Explore library from 11 to 18 June. Visit the free exhibition and cast your vote for The Press People’s Choice Award and the Young People’s Award (under 18s only).


The Awards cover a wide range of categories including large and small residential development, commercial and public buildings, conservation and restoration projects and open spaces and are open to all projects completed in the last five years.
You can also join the York Design Awards Walking Trails on Friday 17 June, 6pm to 8pm and Saturday 18 June, 10am to 12 noon, as part of the York Festival of Ideas. Visit York Design Award-winning buildings from the first 13 years of the scheme. The free walking trails around the city centre reveal some stunning hidden gems developed and built by those aspiring to the highest quality of design. Tickets are available from 29th April at York Festival of Ideas, York Festival of Ideas.


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York’s property developers, housebuilders, homeowners and architects are being urged to enter buildings developed in the last five years into the 2022 York Design Awards before the extended deadline of 14th April.

Ann Reid, Chair of the York Design Awards said: “We’ve received some excellent applications so far but believe many more projects should be considered for these worthy awards.  So we’ve decided to extend the closing date for entries by two weeks. We’d urge as many people as possible to submit their buildings for independent scrutiny and don’t miss this chance to be named the best of the best this city has to offer in terms of architecture and design.

“There are eight categories to choose from, often with multiple winners in each category.  The awards are free to enter and cover residential, commercial, open spaces, public buildings, and restoration/refurbishment projects.”

Previous winners include York Theatre Royal, the Hiscox Building, Derwenthorpe Phase 2, Rowntree Park Skate Park and The Red Tower as well as a number of privately-owned homes.

A panel of independent judges, all architects, will spend two days in May personally visiting every entry, before choosing the winners.

The awards programme operates with the generous support of a number of sponsors who have a strong association with the city including Shepherd Group, O’Neill Associates, Innovate Associates, LEDA, York Architectural Association, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust, City of York Council, The Partners Group, United By Design, Ravage Productions, Crombie Wilkinson, Fulprint, York Explore, York Press and Malmaison Hotel.

Application forms and details of how to enter the prestigious awards, which are open to builders, architects, developers and building owners, is be available at Closing date for entries is 14th April.

Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the presentation evening which takes place on Monday 4th July at the Yorkshire Museum.

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