It's time to register for this year's LI awards

29 March 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 LI Awards.

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Burns + Nice won the 2013 President's Award for Leicester Square City Quarter
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This year's awards categories will be as follows: 

Adding Value through Landscape
Design for a Small Scale Public Development
Design for a Medium Scale Public Development
Design for a Large Scale Public Development
Design for a Small Scale Private Development
Design for a Medium Scale Private Development
Design for a Large Scale Private Development
Communications & Presentation
Heritage & Conservation
Science, Management and Stewardship
Landscape Policy & Research
Neighbourhood Planning
Strategic Landscape Planning
Urban Design and Masterplanning
Student Dissertation
Student Portfolio.

David Withycombe, chair of the awards committee, said, 'We have kept the categories pretty much as they were last year because they worked very well. But they have all been reviewed and the judging criteria have been altered slightly in some cases, following feedback from the judges. 

'We are now getting  submissions from a good range of practices but we continue to want to encourage new and emerging practices to enter the awards.'

On the criteria for a good entry, Withycombe said, 'You should make the judges' job easy by thinking about the quality of your submission and the quality of the images that you provide. Everybody is under a lot of pressure on their time, but where practices have put a lot of thought into their entries it does stand out.'

Why you should enter

‘LUC aim to submit to the LI Awards Programme every year, as we are keen to support the LI’s aim of awarding excellence in landscape design and management. The successful receipt of LI Awards is an important part of our practice's promotion of professional services’ – Land Use Consultants

‘Entering these prestigious awards affords an excellent way for landscape architects to communicate and share outstanding work with their peers and the honour of winning undoubtedly raises company profiles.’ – LDA Design

“The LI Awards offer a fantastic opportunity for all landscape architects to showcase how we make a difference to the way places are designed and how people live. We should be proud of what we achieve as a profession and the awards help to drive the standards of design and landscape thinking while encouraging a healthy competitive spirit” - Arup

'Winning a Landscape Institute award can make a real difference when promoting our work, and what it takes to do it' – Environment Agency

How to enter

The registration deadline for all categories except the student awards is Wednesday 30 April and the submission deadline is Friday 4 July. The cost of entry per project is £150 +VAT.

This year's awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 27 November.

LI members can register here for the awards.

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