Entries for the 2024 York Design awards are now open!

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Last call for entries to 2019 York Design Awards

With eight categories to choose from, the York Design Awards encourage and reward the highest standards of restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings and the best design in new buildings and public spaces in York.

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. 

Rebecca Thompson, Chair of the York Design Awards says: “We’ve received some excellent applications so far, and if they are anything to go by, then judging the awards certainly won’t be an easy task and the judges could well be deliberating for some time. 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.”

Each year, the York Design Awards seek to celebrate the very best in architecture and building design in York.  Entries are invited across a wide range of categories including large and small residential development, commercial and public buildings, conservation and restoration projects and open spaces.

A panel of independent judges, all architects, spend two days in York 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 Hiscox, Bedern Hall Foundation, CG Building and Restoration, City of York Council, Crombie Wilkinson, Duncan Lomax Photography, Fulprint, Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA), LNER, MLC, O’Neill Associates, Savills, Shepherd Group, The Grand Hotel, The Partners Group, The Press, United By Design, University of York, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust, York Explore, York Guild of Building, York St John University.

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 29th March.

Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the presentation evening which takes place on Monday 24 June at the University of York’s Ron Cooke Hub.

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