Entry open for Landscape Institute Awards 2022
The Landscape Institute’s 2022 awards are open for entries. There are five open categories, 15 professional categories, two for students and the President's Award for the best overall landscape scheme from all the categories combined.
Entries can be submitted online here and must be received by Thursday 7 July.
Those chosen as finalists will be announced in September and the winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony at the prestigious Troxy in Commercial Road, London, on Thursday 24 November.
For the past two years the awards have been presented as a virtual event online only. Last year’s presentation attracted 1,600 viewers, so with the knowledge gained from the previous two events, this year will also see the presentation streamed online, so those who can’t make it to the Troxy can still take part.
The hybrid format will allow people from all over the world to join in, promoting discussions and showcasing projects that combat climate change, support health and wellbeing, promote biodiversity and ‘level up’ local spaces at a global scale.
The open categories celebrate excellence in landscape projects and include the Landscape & Parks Management category.
The Building With Nature category is open to recipients of a Building with Nature Accreditation for their residential, commercial, or community infrastructure scheme.
Submissions from any individual, organisation, employer, government, university or combination of groups across the globe can enter the open categories, which are:
- Landscape and Parks Management: celebrating excellence in the management of a place or landscape.
- Innovation and Research: an innovative product, service, publication, or piece of research or guidance that has influenced the industry or has the potential to positively transform landscape practice.
- The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award: for landscape excellence around the world.
- Landscape Legacy Award: for a person, organisation or group that leaves a lasting landscape legacy to the world.
- Partnership and Collaboration: for excellence in partnership and cross-discipline collaboration.
Jane Findlay CMLI, President of the Landscape Institute, says: “The 2021 Landscape Institute awards were a great success – we received over 200 submissions. These were whittled down to 73 finalists by our esteemed judges from organisations such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Public Health England.
“In the UK, the government published its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, outlining its mission to ‘level up’ the country. The paper reflects the fact that landscape, green spaces and the built environment will be instrumental to this agenda. We know that landscape professionals across the globe are already implementing this holistic vision and the awards will celebrate their exceptional contributions."
Discussing the importance of the Landscape Institute awards, Edward Green, landscape architect at Southern Green and last year’s winner of Excellence in Public Health & Wellbeing, says: “Winning awards is always special, but the Landscape Institute Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in our profession, especially for projects that benefit the physical, mental and environmental wellbeing of our communities.”
He says the awards highlight how green spaces and parks can help to improve the health and mental wellbeing of communities and drive the agenda for improving funding for a sector that believes it has been underfunded for years.
Headline sponsor of the Awards this year is Hardscape, which has supplied natural stone for projects featured in Natural Stone Specialist magazine such as Elephant Park in London and the Glade of Light in Manchester commemorating the victims of a suicide bomber.
Category sponsors are: Vestre, Furnitubes, Building with Nature, Maylim, Civic Engineers, GrrenBlue Urban, AG, Green-tech, McParland Finn, Selux and Wildflower Turf.
About the Landscape Institute
The Landscape Institute is the chartered body for all landscape practitioners, including landscape architects, landscape and parks managers, landscape planners, and urban designers. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. Its aim, through the work of its members, is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. See www.landscapeinstitute.org or follow @talklandscape for more information.