Nominations open for this year’s Buckinghamshire Design Awards

Nominations have opened for Buckinghamshire Design Awards 2022, and the organisers – Buckinghamshire Council – are inviting people to nominate their favourite new building or open space.

The Awards celebrate the best examples of good design in the county, with the aim of raising the standards for future built development and land management in Buckinghamshire.

The Awards highlight new places and spaces across Buckinghamshire that make significant contributions to the design quality of the built and natural environment. The Awards also help encourage landowners and developers to deliver better places to live and work, and for nature to thrive.

Anyone can nominate a scheme by filling in a simple online form.

Categories for 2022

Different kinds of places can be nominated in one or more categories, which are:

  • public spaces
  • historic places
  • unique buildings
  • new communities
  • travel and transport
  • climate change and nature

Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said:

“Buckinghamshire residents deserve great places to live and work as well as a healthy environment everyone can enjoy. Good design can help deliver this.

“I’d encourage you to nominate your favourite new building or open space in the county by going to Your Voice Bucks. Just make sure you submit your nomination by the closing date of 18 September 2022.”

After nominations close

Once nominations close, a shortlist of submitted projects will be published on Your Voice Bucks. A professional judging team will review the shortlisted projects in November 2022 and select winners in each category.

Members of the public will also get the chance to look at the shortlist and vote for an overall winner of The People’s Choice Award, with voting closing in late February 2023.

All winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 2 March 2023 and in the media shortly afterwards.

More information on the Awards can be found on the Buckinghamshire Design Awards 2022 webpage.