Professional category

Excellence in Community Engagement

Projects demonstrating creative and innovative approaches to involving communities in landscape design, management or planning. 

It is open to LI members. 

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What we are celebrating

This award celebrates projects which demonstrate a creative or in-depth approach to involving communities or building capacity amongst community groups.  The engagement may be two-way – for instance co-design, neighbourhood planning, etc. – or one-way – for instance a communication or outreach strategy.  Communities may be the general public, or it may be a specific community of interest, such as local businesses, refugee groups, children, people with disabilities, etc.   

This award is open to different types of landscape works, including (but not necessarily limited to): 

  • Assessment or research 
  • New process or intervention  
  • Planning document 
  • Management strategy 


To enter this Award:

  • The work may be any scale 
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2019 and July 2021
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 

Judging criteria

This award will be scored by an independent panel of judges against our Judging Criteria: 

  • Sustainability 
  • Value 
  • Professionalism 
  • The relevant aspects of the Design criteria

In selecting an eventual winner, the judges will focus especially on the degree to which the entry: 

  • has considered its impact on all users and evidences direct community involvement 
  • is described in clear, authoritative terms with well-designed documentation 

Follow this link to read more details on these criteria and the sub-criteria to make sure you clearly identify how your work meets the specific requirements for your category.

Excellence in Community Engagement Award 2020 Winner

An overview from the last years Awards winner on what made their entry successful and much more