Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place & Nature

The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place & Nature is our first to be open to individuals and organisations globally. It seeks to:

  • reward excellence and leadership in the worldwide field of landscape and place.
  • recognise the global reach of our profession.
  • celebrate major achievements that benefit people, place and nature through landscape led-approaches.

Dame Sylvia Crowe was president of the Institute of Landscape Architects (now the Landscape Institute) between 1957 and 1959. She was active in promoting the profession internationally through a number of landscape organisations.

Typical entries

This is an international category for any individual, organisation, employer, government or university or combination of groups to enter. This could relate to any project, design, management plan, delivery or research that has contributed to benefit knowledge, learning and society related any field of landscape practice.

This category is intended to recognise major achievement through people, research, projects, plans or schemes that have delivered significant benefits to people, place and nature through their unique work or landscape led-approaches.

Specific requirements for entry

Support for the project might include a range of options:

  • Third party affirmations
  • Media coverage
  • Coverage in a journal
  • Awards made by other bodies
  • Proof of use, engagement and impact

Judging criteria

  • Unique and outstanding contribution made
  • Improved outcomes for people, place and nature
  • Involvement and contribution from relevant professionals
  • Significant learning and/or best practice outcomes for landscape professionals
  • Third party recognition of contribution

Submission requirements

Your submission is entirely online. You do not have to submit a hard copy of your entry. Instead, the LI will arrange printing of your submission document for adjudication.

Online submission requirements
  • Name of scheme
  • Entrant details
  • Details of landscape professional responsible for production of work
  • Client / Owner authority
  • Scheme details (client and project team, site information, site size, relevant dates, brief, budget, phasing details)
  • Covering statement, up to 600 words, including
    • Purpose: describe the project requirements, scope, context, philosophy and intent.
    • Role of the Landscape Architect: describe the precise role and responsibility of the LI professional member and the role of all other significant participants including owner or client.
    • Significance: explain the project’s relevance to the client, the profession, the public and the environment. Describe how the project meets the criteria for judging in the appropriate category and why it is worthy of an award.
    • Innovation: explain how the scheme is unique or special, together with any unusual or demanding problems which were solved
    • Why this scheme deserves to win an award
  • List of contractors and partners to be credited in publicity materials if the entry wins an Award
  • File upload: Submission document addressing the Specific Requirements for Entry set out above, in PDF format, 100MB max file size. Refer to the Hard Copy / Submission Document Submission Requirements for more details of what to include in this document.
  • Images upload: You can upload up to 15 images (JPEG, at least 300dpi) from your submission document, to be featured in promotional material and publicised by the LI. For each image, you will need to provide a brief description, image credit and confirmation that it can be used in publicity.
  • Online media: if you have referenced a video or website in your submission, provide the URL