2013 Awards open for entry
There is a new category called ‘Adding value through landscape’. David Withycombe, chair of the awards committee, explained, ‘We have added this as we like to change the categories to reflect what the profession is involved with. it’s not just about financial value but about health and well-being. While all landscape proejcts should add value, we have created some very specific criteria for this award.’
In addition, the design awards have been split between public and private work, so that instead of there being just three categories, based on size, there are now six. ‘This should help to even out the categories,’ said Withycombe, ‘and give more projects an opportunity to shine.’
There is also a new stewardship category, a renaming of the previous landscape science and ecology category. Withycombe believes that the new name is a better representation of the work that he hopes will be submitted, and is confident that it will attract more entries. ‘This is a very important area of work and we want to see it represented,’ said Withycombe.
This year’s awards will be presented on 21 November. The presenter will be Wayne Hemingway, the founder of Red or Dead and the inspiration behind the Staiths South Bank housing development. Withycombe said, ‘We are very excited that Wayne Hemingway has accepted our invitation to host the awards. He continues a long line of esteemed hosts.’
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