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Amazing chance for South Downs planning projects to win awards

Amazing chance for South Downs planning projects to win awards

March 13, 2024

There are less than eight weeks left to submit your nomination for the prestigious 2024 South Downs Design Awards.

Recognising professional design work in a protected landscape, the awards celebrate projects and professionals that make a standout contribution to the National Park.

The 2024 categories cover residential, non-residential, and conservation projects, as well as future unbuilt projects.

Rafa Grosso Macpherson, Design Officer at the National Park Authority, has shared his four reasons to enter the awards:

  • Shortlisted projects and winners will receive public recognition of professionalism at a very high level at the award ceremony and exhibition.
  • Shortlisted projects will be featured on the South Downs National Park website, social media and newsletters.
  • Winners will receive a specially-designed trophy, beautifully hand-carved in South Downs oak by acclaimed West Sussex-based sculptor, Alison Crowther.
  • The ‘Future Projects’ category winner will receive an award of £500 as well as the trophy.

Rafa added: “The South Downs Design Awards are only open for entries every five years, so now is the time to get your entry in. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for professionals to showcase their best work and creativity and be recognised for it!

“The trophies are taking shape and are truly stunning. Carved in oak from the South Downs National Park and using the annual rings and medullary rays as a guide, these trophies emulate the essence of the landscape.”

There is no entry fee and the deadline to submit your project is midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2024. You can find the entry criteria here.

We look forward to receiving your submission. Good luck! For entry enquiries, please contact Rafa at design@southdowns.gov.uk

For sponsorship enquiries, contact James Winkworth at james.winkworth@southdowns.org.uk