Entries for the 2024 York Design awards are now open!

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York’s property developers, house builders, homeowners and architects are being urged to enter buildings developed in the last five years into the 2023 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 by some of the country’s leading architects, 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 four main categories to choose from, often with multiple winners in each category.  The awards are free to enter and cover residential, commercial, openspaces/public realm, and a new category for this year is mixed-use schemes.Judging will take place in May with the awards presented on 3rd July.

“The judges will also select winners for Sustainability and Conservation Awards, and the overall winner from all the categories will be presented with The Lord Mayor’s Award.

All entries will be displayed at York Explore Library from 10 to 18th June to enable local residents to also vote for their favourites in The York Press People’s Choice Award and Young People’s Award.

Previous winners include The York Guildhall, Clifford’s Tower, Moxy Hotel, The Creative Centre at York St John University, The Harriet Centre at York Cemetery, York Bridge Club, The Hudson Quarter and a number of privately-owned homes.  

The judges of the York Design Awards are independent and personally visit each project that enters the awards programme before choosing the winners.  Chairman of the judging panel is Andy Davey, senior partner at nationally-acclaimedarchitectural practice Simpson & Brown. His fellow judges are Professor Brian Edwards from the University of Edinburgh; conservation architect Janine Riley; and Nicky Watson, Director of award-winning JDDK Architects in Newcastle.

The awards programme operates with the generous support of a number of sponsors who have a strong association with the city including Shepherd Group and Portakabin, O’Neill 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, The University of York, and The Churchill 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 www.yorkdesignawards.org. 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 3rd July at the Guildhall.

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