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House (urban)

New-build individual dwellings in a densely built-up setting (includes conjoined developments of up to two houses). Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

House (rural)

New-build individual dwellings in a low-density or non-urban setting (includes conjoined developments of up to two houses). Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Housing

Multiple new-build or significantly refurbished dwellings or extended housing projects of three or more units completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024. Must include three or more units.

House renovation

Outstanding refurbished homes (including extensions) that have been completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Civic project

New-build or significant extension to and/or refurbishment of civic buildings, including civic centres, places of worship, community buildings, council buildings, visitor centres, libraries, sports halls, swimming pools and leisure centres, or any building containing a significant public-facing facility and completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Cultural project

New-build or refurbished cultural projects completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024 that promote culture and the arts, including theatres, archives, cinemas, museums, stadiums, art galleries and music venues.

Workplace project

New-build, refurbished and retrofitted workplaces, offices or studios completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024. Includes laboratories, research buildings and office campuses. This category is sponsored by Solus and Refin.

Health and wellbeing project

New-build projects or significant refurbishments or extensions of a building used for health and wellbeing. Includes hospitals, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, care homes, clinics and spas completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Education project

New-build or refurbished projects for early years provision, primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and other further or higher education institutions completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Heritage project

Refurbishment, retrofit or extension of historic buildings completed between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2024.

Hospitality project

New-build or refurbished projects completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024, including bars, restaurants and hotels.

Infrastructure and transport project

New-build infrastructure or refurbishment and upgrade work of existing facilities where the projects exhibit a significant spatial or structural design emphasis such as underground, rail or bus stations, bridges as well as buildings constructed to deliver public utilities. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Small project

Any standalone project up to 150sqm and with a contract value of £300,000 and under, including pavilions, shelters, cabins, open-air structures, temporary structures, micro-homes, pop-up boutiques, kiosks and classrooms. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Mixed-use project

New build, extended or refurbished mixed-use developments designed for at least two distinct uses such as residential, commercial or cultural, completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Landscape and urban design

Landscape architecture or urban design projects, including masterplans and design for the public realm, completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Architecture Project of the Year

The winner of each of the above categories will automatically qualify for the chance to win overall architecture project of the year.

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Residential interior

Apartment and home interiors that have been completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024. This is an interior design category. For new build and house renovations without an interior designer, see our architecture categories. This category is sponsored by Graff.

Restaurant and bar interior

Interiors that include restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and event venues that have been completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Hotel and short-stay interior

Interiors that have been completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024. Includes hotels and guesthouses.

Workplace interior (small)

Refurbished or retrofitted interior workplaces, offices, co-working spaces or studios that are less than 1,000 square metres and completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Workplace interior (large)

Refurbished or retrofitted interior workplaces, offices, co-working spaces or studios that are more than 1,000 square metres and completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Retail interior (small)

Refurbished or retrofitted interior retail spaces less than 250 square metres completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Retail interior (large)

Refurbished or retrofitted interior retail spaces more than 250 square metres completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Health and wellbeing interior

Interiors completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024, including doctors' and dentists' surgeries, medical centres, spas, nail salons, gyms, pharmacies and hair salons.

Exhibition design (interior)

Design projects for interior spaces including but not limited to art, design and science exhibitions within galleries, museums or public spaces (temporary or permanent). Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Interior Project of the Year

The winner of each of the above categories will automatically qualify for the chance to win overall interior project of the year.

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Furniture design

Design of furniture including tables and storage solutions (excluding seating and office use) for indoor and exterior use. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Seating design

Design of chairs, benches and seating (excluding office use) for indoor and exterior use. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Lighting design

Design of interior and exterior lighting (excluding office use) completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Architectural lighting design

Design of architectural lighting projects designed specifically for a building or structure including retail, business and educational spaces completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Surface design

Design of wall, floor, ceiling and surface coverings, including tiles, flooring, paint, wallpaper and other decorative surfaces and finishes. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Textile design

Design of textiles for the home, including fabrics, rugs, blankets, curtains, upholstery plus weaving, 3D knitting and other soft furnishings. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Workplace design

Design of furniture and lighting, including chairs, tables, seating, task lighting and storage solutions for workplace use. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Product design (consumer design and wearables)

Commercially produced products including mobile phones, televisions, cameras, laptops, tablets, drones, gadgets, robotics, beauty equipment, toothbrushes, water bottles, sports and exercise equipment, luggage,  bicycles, cars, motorcycles and transport-related accessories. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Product design (health, wellbeing and wearables)

Products designed to improve the health and well-being of the user and designs which can be enjoyed equally by consumers of all abilities and identities. For example: assisted living products, medical devices, personal health products and technology used as part of a healthy lifestyle. This could also include sports and exercise equipment, toothbrushes, sex toys and beauty equipment. Work that requires regulatory approval to be commercially released must have this approval granted at the time of submission. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Graphic design

Visual communication design including typography, illustration, brand identity, signage, wayfinding, information graphics and graphic design for print, websites, digital platforms and apps. The graphic elements will be judged and not the UX or UI design. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Installation design

Installation projects for interior or exterior spaces, including set design and fashion shows, as well as art, design and light installations. These can be temporary or permanent. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Design Project of the Year

The winner of each of the above categories will automatically qualify for the chance to win overall design project of the year.

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Sustainable building

New-builds that excel in their approach to sustainability, including zero-carbon or negative-carbon projects, zero-energy projects, circular projects, reversible buildings or buildings that employ environmentally friendly construction techniques, materials, energy sources etc. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024. This category is sponsored by Urban Future.

Sustainable renovation

Renovations or retrofits of existing buildings to make them more efficient, which demonstrate both embodied and operational carbon savings and a holistic whole-life carbon approach to sustainability. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Sustainable interior

Interior designs that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability by using ethically sourced products, making use of recycled materials, or using innovative materials. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Sustainable design (consumer)

Commercially produced products designed for the consumer market including furniture and fixtures such as chairs, tables, seating, lighting and storage solutions for indoor and exterior use, mobile phones, televisions, cameras, laptops, tablets, drones, gadgets, robotics, beauty equipment, toothbrushes, water bottles, sports and exercise equipment, luggage, medical devices, bathroom and kitchen products (including appliances and sanitaryware), bicycles, cars, motorcycles and transport-related accessories. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Sustainable design (building product)

Commercially produced building products where the innovation delivers carbon reduction or improved climate resilience. Building products can include floors, wall systems, insulation, bricks and masonry products, facade or roof systems, windows, doors, acoustic panels, supply technology (to include sanitary, ventilation, heating and energy) as well as building automation systems and systems for energy generation and water treatment. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024.

Material innovation

New or improved materials that significantly reduce embodied carbon or by using circular economy principles where waste is designed out and materials are re-used. Any bio-material that could shape the future of construction, interiors and design, for example, mushrooms, seaweed, coffee and cellulose, can also be entered. Must be completed between 1 June 2022 and 31 May 2024. Please enter commercial consumer or building products into the sustainable design categories.

Sustainable Project of the Year

The winner of each of the above categories will automatically qualify for the chance to win overall sustainable project of the year.

Architect of the year

An individual or practice that has been in business for over 10 years.

Emerging architect of the year

An individual or practice that has been in business for 10 years or less.

Interior designer of the year

An individual or practice that has been in business for over 10 years.

Emerging interior designer of the year

An individual or practice that has been in business for 10 years or less.

Designer of the year

An individual or practice that has been in business for over 10 years.

Emerging designer of the year

An individual or practice that has been in business for 10 years or less.

Designers of the Year

Last year we launched our Designers of the Year awards, which reward the best emerging and established talent across architecture, interiors and design. This year we will ask Dezeen readers to nominate designers, which will then be shortlisted by Dezeen's editorial team. These awards will recognise those whose innovative work has made a notable impact on the industry in their field.

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The Bentley Lighthouse Award

This person must be curious and courageous in their approach, and their work must demonstrate a restlessness through which they seek to create a better world. Their contribution must have made an overwhelmingly beneficial impact within social and environmental sustainability, inclusivity, and/or community empowerment, such as a game-changing innovation or initiative that has been shown to demonstrably reduce its impact on the planet, for example by using fewer materials or non fossil-fuel energy sources. Entrants will be nominated by Dezeen Awards judges and Dezeen’s editorial team.