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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Major businesses back design awards

Four more York-based businesses are backing the prestigious York Design Awards as the call goes out for entries for the 2014 awards.

David Wilson Homes, Shepherd Group, ARUP and solicitors Crombie Wilkinson have all joined with Hiscox this year to sponsor the awards scheme which aims to maintain the high standard of the city’s built environment.

Representatives of all four businesses were amongst 120 delegates at the launch of the 2014 awards to hear world-renowned architect Ken Shuttleworth of MAKE architects talk about his love for York and the design philosophy behind the new Hiscox offices in the city.

The awards, now in their eighth year and going from strength to strength, were conceived by former Lord Mayor, Janet Hopton, who chairs the organising committee. She says:

“We receive no grants or public funding so rely entirely on support from sponsors in order to stage the awards each year. We’re thrilled that so many prestigious organisations recognise the value of the awards for the city and are willing to support us in this way.”

Other sponsors include O’Neill Associates, F Parkinson, York Civic Trust, York Conservation Trust and City of York Council.

Entries for the 2014 awards are now open. Homeowners, building owners, architects, developers, restoration and construction companies are all encouraged to submit schemes for consideration. The judges have praised the inclusiveness of the awards scheme which recognises the role of good design not just in major developments but also in smaller schemes, restorations and extensions.

Closing date for entries is Sunday 13th April. Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a major event in June.

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