Professional category

Excellence in Heritage & Culture

This award celebrates projects which emphasise the enhancement of natural or built heritage. 

It is open to individual chartered, fellow or academic member of the Landscape Institute or an office, department or section headed by a chartered member of the Institute. 

What we are celebrating

This award celebrates landscape projects that make a special contribution to the enhancement of heritage and cultureThis may be a landscape scheme which emphasises the enhancement of natural or built heritage; or it may be a plan, assessment, or strategy focussed on heritage, restoration, or conservation.  The award recognises how the project celebrates the past, functions well for the present, and looks to the future to ensure long-term success. 

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

  • Assessment or research 
  • Planning document 
  • New process or intervention 
  • Design: concept/outline  
  • Design: detailed/technical 
  • Design implementation 
  • Management strategy 


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: 

  • demonstrates a comprehensive understanding and analysis of historical and cultural context which has informed proposals
  • has evidence of engagement throughout the process and outcomes providing a range of benefits to local communities
  • has interpretation of heritage landscape and features in final scheme
  • has sensitive integration of contemporary measures and materials to address climate emergency, with particular attention to the carbon footprint of the construction process and procurement of materials
  • relies upon thorough and robust analysis  

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.

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To enter this Award:

  • The work may be any scale 
  • Part of the awarded activity must have taken place between July 2021 and July 2023
  • The work may be a stand-alone project or form part of a larger project 
  • The work must have secured approval or funding (make sure you provide these details in the online submission form) 

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 Professional categories for information on eligibility and what you will need to provide in your entry.

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