Best Newcomer

This award is for new practices less than four years old.

Judges want to see engaging, legible websites that make it clear to potential clients what is on offer and the type of services they may expect.

Content needs to be well-presented, and give a sense of the ethos of the practice and its passions.

We also want to know about any innovative methods practices are using to engage with their audiences, for example animation, film and audio and some evidence of how successful this has been.


Entry Fee: £50.00 + VAT


Content Does the website and/or social media contain engaging, clear and diverse content - whether written, image, video or otherwise? Is the content relevant to the audience?
Visual Design Does the website/social media have an impactful design? Does it help communicate the practice message? Is it consistent?
Communication How effectively is the practice using digital channels to grow its audience? How well is it engaging with others?
Innovation What sets the practice apart? Is there innovative uses of technology and content that help differentiate it from others?


  • Angharad Palmer

    Design Director at Landsec, Angharad trained as an architect and is responsible for the overall design leadership of Landsec’s existing estate tabled for residential-led urban regeneration.

  • Damien Sharkey

    Damien is Managing Director of property developer, HUB leading the development process from acquisition and funding through design to completion. He is an architect by background.

  • Merlin Fulcher

    Merlin is competitions editor for the Architects’ Journal and Open City’s director of worldwide tours. He also hosts the charity’s weekly news review podcast, Londown.

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