Member Accolade

Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises the exceptional contribution made by an LI member to the promotion of the landscape profession in a voluntary capacity.  

Professionals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others. 

The Volunteer of the Year Award will be announced at the Awards Ceremony 2021. 

What we are celebrating

This award celebrates individuals whose volunteering has measurably furthered the understanding of landscape and its role in meeting the demands and challenges of society, inspired members of the LI and the wider public, and/or furthered the aims of the LI.  

This award is open to nominees who have acted in a voluntary capacity in one or more of the following areas, either on behalf of the Institute or in a personal capacity: 

  • Representation on landscape related or linked industry or professional committees or boards or other areas such as related industry awards schemes or competitions; 
  • Representation and active involvement in local Friends of Parks, Heritage Associations, Biodiversity or other local Societies or as a Trustee; 
  • Promoted the profession, for instance in education 
  • Been involved in the promotional or experimental/innovative areas of work related to the profession in a unpaid capacity; 
  • Have an established role as a volunteer at either a national or regional level within the LI. 

Proposers must demonstrate, with evidence, that their chosen nominee is being recognised for making a significant contribution above the requirements of the members’ Code of Conduct. 

We are looking for 

  • Demonstration of significant and sustained commitment to the LI and the profession of landscape architecture, beyond the requirements of the Code of Conduct 
  • The impact of the volunteer’s work 
  • The commitment and value of time contributed 
  • Their involvement with outreach work 
  • The extent to which they serve as a role model to other professionals 


To enter this Award: 

  • LI Member being nominated must have held membership for a minimum of five years at any category of membership, including student, licentiate, chartered member or Fellow. 

Professionals may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.  

Nominees must be proposed by at least two members of the LI, one of whom will act as the main contact for the submission. If self-nominating the applicant must include two LI members as referees. 

Submitting your entry

This is an online entry.

Make sure you carefully read the How to Enter page for important information about the process and conditions of entry.

You should also read the Judging Criteria and the guide to entering Member Accolades for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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