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Submissions now open for Landscape Institute’s 2022 awards

04 May 2022 | BALI Member News
  • Submissions for UK and international projects for five open, fifteen professional, two student and one special category, launched on Friday 29 April 2022
  • Entries close on Thursday 7 July 2022 with finalists announced in September 2022
  • Open categories celebrate excellence in landscaping and includes the Landscape and Parks Management category

Landscape projects that address climate change, habitat restoration and biodiversity loss and those that promote health and wellbeing can now enter the renowned Landscape Institute (LI) awards. The competition opened at 9am on Friday 29 April 2022 via the Landscape Institute website.

Submissions from any individual, organisation, employer, government or university or combination of groups across the globe can enter until Thursday 7 July 2022. This year’s five open categories include:

  • Landscape and Parks Management Award: celebrates excellence in the management of a place or landscape.
  • Innovation and Research Award: celebrates an innovative product, service, publication, or a piece of research or guidance which has influenced or has the potential to positively transform landscape practice.
  • The Dame Sylvia Crowe Award: rewards landscape excellence around the world.
  • Landscape Legacy Award: celebrates a person, organisation or group which leaves a lasting landscape legacy to the world.
  • Partnership and Collaboration Award: celebrates excellence in partnership and cross-discipline collaboration.

Building on the success of the last two year’s virtual events, which attracted over 1,600 attendees combined, this year’s awards will be held both virtually and physically at the Troxy, London, on Thursday 24 November 2022. The hybrid format will allow attendees to join from all over the world, promoting discussions and showcasing projects which combat climate change, support health and wellbeing, promote biodiversity and “level up” local spaces at a global scale.

Jane Findlay CMLI, President of the Landscape Institute said:

“The 2021 Landscape Institute awards were a great success - we received over 200 submissions. These were whittled down to 73 finalists by our esteemed judges from organisations such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Public Health England,”.

“In the UK, the government published its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, outlining its mission to ‘level up’ the country. The paper reflects the fact that landscaping, green spaces and the built environment will be instrumental to this agenda. We know that landscape professionals across the globe are already implementing this holistic vision and the awards will celebrate their exceptional contributions.”

Discussing the importance of the Landscape Institute awards, winner of the LI’s 2021 Excellence in Public Health and Wellbeing award and landscape architect at Southern Green, Edward Green, said:

“Winning awards is always special, but The Landscape Institute Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in our profession. Especially for projects that benefit the physical, mental and environmental wellbeing of our communities."

“Inclusion within these awards highlights the returns green spaces and parks can make to improve communities’ health and mental wellbeing and help drive the agenda of extra funding for a sector that has been underfunded for years.”

A host of sponsors will once again support the Landscape Institute awards this year, including headline sponsor Hardscape.

In addition to category sponsors: Vestre, Furnitubes, Building with Nature, Maylim, Civic Engineers, GrrenBlue Urban, AG, Green-tech, McParland Finn, Selux and Wildflower Turf.

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