Beautiful: does it look amazing? We know that beauty is subjective but our judges will be looking out for aesthetic rigour, good detailing and good use of materials.
Innovative: does it incorporate original thinking or address a problem in a new way? We don't mean that every entry has to reinvent the wheel, but we will be looking for evidence of fresh approaches and new ideas.
Beneficial: is it useful and considerate to both people and the planet? Your project doesn't have to set out to save the world, but it should show respect and consideration for users and the environment.
Remember that this year we have introduced our new sustainability categories! Our three categories celebrate projects that make positive environmental and social contributions.
These special awards will be assessed by a panel of sustainability experts from the world of architecture and design.
Our new media categories will reward excellence in the way architecture, interiors and design are communicated and promoted.
The judges will be looking for beautiful, engaging content and technical mastery across the five categories.
For studio categories, judges are looking for individual designers or companies that show strong vision and achievement in terms of completed projects, business success, client satisfaction and positive impact.
They should also describe at least two completed projects that fit the three judging criteria listed above, as well as displaying evidence of responsible management practices and company policies (for example diversity, wellbeing and training).
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