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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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