Best Digital Community Engagement

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.

The category is open to practices, developers, 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]


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Connection How are you reaching and connecting with local people? How are you using digital methods eg a website to engage with communities and how are you mixing this with nondigital methods
Engagement How are you keeping people engaged? How are you engaging with young people? How are you building long-term relationships?
Success How has information been shared? How successful have you been in reaching seldom-heard groups? How are you capturing responses? Has it been successful in building a sense of civic responsibility in those that get involved?


  • Daisy Froud

    Daisy is a freelance strategist specialising in participatory design and community engagement. She is a lecturer at The Bartlett, a Mayoral Design Advocate (MDA) and sits on design review panels for Croydon and Barking & Dagenham

  • Giorgia Sharpe

    Giorgia is an Associate at Commonplace Digital and her consultancy advises on community engagement and stakeholder management. She lead on the community engagement strategy at the Olympic Delivery Authority for London 2012 Olympics.

  • Levent Kerimol

    Lev is the director of Community Led Housing, London which supports communities to create their own homes. He was previously at the GLA and established the Small Sites x Small Builders programme.

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