Activism Award

The Activism Award rewards a practice, individual or organisation whose actions are helping to bring about social change.

Activism can take on many forms, from last year’s winner who campaigns on behalf of disabled people, to those that are tackling issues from the lack of diversity and inclusion within the built environment. We also welcome entries from in-house research which then becomes the basis for a public facing campaign as well as communities campaigning against destructive redevelopment.

The Activism Award is free to enter.

 

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Judges want to see clever ways practices and other consultants are using video up to 2 minutes and 30 seconds in length to showcase their work and  getting a leg up on the competition.
Now that platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels and LinkedIn have expanded their short-term offerings, short-form video has become a low-commitment and engaging way to connect with your audience.
The category is open to architects, engineers and other multi-disciplinary practices, so long as architecture is the main subject. Up to three videos can be submitted made between July 2021 and July 2022.
If your videos are over 2 minutes 30 seconds, please enter the Best Use of Video category.
If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

 

 

 

Judges are looking for the creative use of online tools (websites, apps, social media, podcasts, video) that give communities a more meaningful voice in the development process.

True engagement is about listening to communities and involving them at an early stage. Digital tools are now an important part the mix. Judges want to know how these tools are being used to allow a two-way dialogue about what local people want and need in their area.

Consultation projects must be from 2021/22 and can be ongoing or delivered  The category is open to practices, developers, local authorities, community interest companies and consultants.

If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

 

How are you communicating your project in a way that does it justice?

Judges are looking for compelling, cross-platform storytelling that is pushing project communication in new and exciting directions. How are the client and architect’s vision being brought to life in ways that are helping to stimulate conversation and debate?

Entries are welcome from visualisation studios, branding agencies, communication agencies and others involved in telling engaging stories about future places and buildings.

If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

About Alan 

Alan Davidson pioneered the art of architectural visualisation and Hayes Davidson, which he set up in 1989, was the first studio dedicated to producing computer-generated imagery for architectural studios

He was a brilliant sketcher, and would rapidly draw idea after idea, building the story, exploring and testing ideas about how it might be told.

 

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Judges are looking for websites that have clearly understood the audience and where a lot of thought has gone into creating the user journey.

They want to see  websites that load quickly with elegant, efficient and consistent navigation so users can find relevant content quickly and easily. The website should work equally well on any device – desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

This category is particularly relevant for websites that have had additions and improvements in the last 12 months.

This category is supported by the Building Centre

If your social media presence is creative, memorable and impactful the judges want to hear your story!

The social media landscape is always changing and this award is for original, engaging content where there is an appetite to experiment, such as new networks. As well, judges want to see content that is perfectly pitched to your audience and how this is leading to meaningful connections and adding value to your business or practice.

This category is open to architectural practices, engineers, other built environment consultants as long as the conversation is about architecture.

If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

 

 

 

The Best Overall Award is presented to one of the category winners or runners-up deemed exemplary this year.

To be considered for this award, you must have entered two or more more categories.

The shortlist will be made up from the practices or firms that receive the highest average scores across two categories or more.

Please note categories are weighted.

The Best Overall category is sponsored by SCCI

 

 

If you are a consultant who has done great things with your brand this year, the judges want to hear from you!

They would like to see impactful, well-designed websites that are relevant for the audience and concise copy that makes it immediately clear the core service being offered.

They would like to know how the website is  strengthening the connection with your audience and benefitting your business in the process.

This category is open to consultants, interior designers, architectural visualisation companies and advisors including marketing and PR firms that work alongside architects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judges want to see written content that’s engaging, insightful and inclusive whether it’s an opinion piece, project description or giving an insight into the personalities of the team.

They are keen to see writing that is throwing light on subjects in a direct, clear and concise style. And please tell them how your content is being promoted so that it’s driving traffic to your website.

The category is open to architects, engineers and other built environment consultants as long as architecture is the main subject.

If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

 

 

 

Judges want to websites that make an impact and communicate a visual experience, where the design is high quality and stands apart from the competition.

Great visual design means it should be clear where users go for certain types of information Judges will expect to see design consistency throughout the website and across different devices. This year (2022) judges’ criteria include websites’ relationship to branding.

The submitted website must have been created (or updated) in the last 12 months.

This category is only open to architects. If you are a consultants working in the built environment please enter the Best Consultants category. As this is the most hotly contested category, we will also award the runner-up.

If you would like to enter but require a discounted rate as an individual, community group, charity or small non-profit organisation, please get in touch [email protected]

This category is sponsored by Alinea Consulting