Last chance to enter Landscape Institute Awards 2018

Applications are still open for the Landscape Institute Awards, the landscape profession’s most illustrious awards, until the end of the month – July 2018.

The awards celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity in the natural and built-environment and showcase the exceptional work of the many different types of landscape professionals including landscape designers, managers, planners and researchers.

This year there are two new categories: The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place and Nature – the first Landscape Institute Award that is open to individuals and organisations globally; and an award for Planting Design, Horticulture and Strategic Ecology.

Dame Sylvia Crowe was president of the Landscape Institute (then the Institute of Landscape Architects) between 1957 and 1959. She was a pioneer of landscape design and associated with the ‘landscape of power‘ writing about, as well as creating landscapes at nuclear power stations. Her books include: The Landscape of Power and The Landscape of Roads.

It is sixty years since the publication of The Landscape of Power and in Dame Sylvia’s honour, The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place and Nature, recognises the global reach of the profession and celebrates major achievements that benefit people, place and nature through landscape-led approaches.

Entries can be from any individual, organisation, employer, government or university or combination of groups and can relate to any project, design, management plan, delivery or research that has contributed to knowledge and learning in any field of landscape practice.

The second new award – Planting Design, Horticulture and Strategic Ecology category – is broadening the reach of the awards to showcase established planting schemes and horticulturally focused projects which contribute to the art and science of landscape architecture.

Dan Cook, CEO of the Landscape Institute said: “There is no doubt that there is growing pressure on our towns, cities and environment.  The landscape profession plays a critical role in connecting people, place and nature together in clever and sympathetic ways, and these awards celebrate novel and exciting approaches in the profession.  They also recognise the different public benefits that good landscape can bring, including health, environmental, social, and economic and we are delighted to have two new awards this year that will help broaden the reach of projects that can enter.

Entries are also welcome from students, as well as qualified professionals, which we are keen to encourage as we are running a new campaign #chooselandscape. One of the most pressing challenges for the landscape profession is a skills shortage at a time when the sector is growing steadily, and our new campaign aims to inspire more people into the profession which really makes a difference to people’s lives.”

There are 21 categories in total including 13 professional categories and two student categories.

The deadline for ONLINE submissions is Tuesday 31st July – a paper copy (where this is required) must be submitted by Monday 6th August. For more information please visit: awards.landscapeinstitute.org

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