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Submitting an entry – Frequently Asked Questions

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You can submit an unlimited number of entries as long as each project was completed before 1 September 2019.

Yes – you will qualify for our Multiple Entry discount if you submit more than one project. Please get in touch at or call us on 020 3714 4240 to process payment for discounted entries.

Yes, the awards are open to new-build and retrofit projects and we are looking for buildings that can demonstrate a strong track record for delivering on their environmental, functional, community and cultural ambitions.
The jury will consider key areas of performance including construction approach, environmental performance, user comfort and well-being, accessibility, inclusivity and legibility, adaptability and flexibility, facilitation of sustainable lifestyles, robustness and resilience, biodiversity and natural capital, social impact, civic pride and sense of place, and contribution to shared learning.
Absolutely! A central principle of the awards programme is to promote shared learning so we are strongly encouraging submissions that highlight what worked and what hasn’t worked!

Yes! Projects must have been completed before 1 September 2019 but we strongly encourage submissions from projects that have been in use for much longer.

Yes – both UK and international projects are eligible as long as they were completed before 1 September 2019.

Anyone can enter a project. This could be from the building team, developer, client, end-user, as long as you secure the mandatory permissions.
You will need to gain permission from the client and the architect.

Yes – once an entry has been submitted and the entry fee has been paid, the entry can still be edited online until the final deadline of 8 September 2022.

Yes. You can enter a project by collaborating with other members of the building team and/or client.

Submissions will be considered in each category by a technical panel and shortlisted teams will present at a live one-day event where they will be judged by our Awards jury in front of a live audience in central London on 7 November 2022.

Yes, by submitting your entry you are committing to presenting the project to the jury at the live event if shortlisted.
Our technical panel will consider all submissions and shortlisting will take place over two days on 27-28 September.

If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be invited to present to a jury of six industry experts at the Live event in front of an audience of industry professionals.

No. We believe the judging process is unlikely to be enhanced by visits to submitted buildings. The robust and public interrogation by the jury of the shortlisted teams submitted projects at the live event is intended to highlight the key lessons each can teach us.

The judges will be particularly keen to see any independent third-party validation of claims made. They will also probably expect to see some form of comparative data demonstrating the effectiveness of the changes made. However, every building has different challenges and it is up to the shortlisted teams to explain the design decisions they made and the effectiveness of those solutions.

A formal Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is not mandatory.

Shortlisted teams will be notified on Friday September 30 and invited to present their project to the jury on Monday November 7 as part of a day-long event at 15 Hatfields on London’s South Bank – home of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and one of London’s most sustainable venues.

Yes, you will be able to purchase tickets to attend the day-long event and drinks reception at 15Hatfields. These will go on sale on 1 September 2022.