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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The judges have had their say – now you can choose your winner

The judges have visited all the entries into this year’s York Design Awards and the winners will be announced at the award ceremony on Monday 24th June.

Entries include a treehouse dedicated to the memory of a boy who died aged just 4, a statue of Queen Victoria, the revamped Stonebow House and a number of privately owned homes.

York Design Award judges Andy Davey, Geoff Rich and Nicola Rutt spent two days visiting the 29 newbuild and renovation projects and have now cast their votes. Members of the public can also vote in the People’s Choice award category, sponsored by the York Press.  The entries will be on display at the York Explore library from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th June.

This year, for the first time, the York Design Awards committee is also keen to get children involved in thinking about what makes a good building. A group of 30 primary school children have been invited to view the award entries on 12th June. They will get to speak to architects and the library archivists – and then vote for their favourite project. A sample of the children’s homework on the theme of building and design will also be on show at the Ron Cooke Hub on the awards night.

Rebecca Thompson, chair of the York Design Awards committee said: “I’ve been inspired not only by the quality of the design, but also by the standard of the build and finish of many of the projects. Excellent design has to be something that is buildable.”

Read the review of the judging day written by Stephen Lewis of the York Press here.

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