Nominate a project for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards

News story posted: 31/01/2019

Leaf Room, previous My Place Award winnersNominations are open for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards In 2019, the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards will recognise projects that have had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and have delivered regenerative benefits to that community.


The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards are unique in Scotland in that they are:


  • A national celebration of good local design and conservation projects
  • Nominated by local people. They are not ‘industry’ awards
  • Supported by the Scottish Government, for the benefit of the communities and places of Scotland


Nominations will be considered for projects that fit into one of the following criteria:


A New buildings

B Historic buildings or monuments that have been reused or refurbished

C Designed public realm schemes such as streetworks, parks, etc.

D Designed landscapes e.g. gardens or public green spaces


Sustainability Award

A new category for 2019, the Sustainability Award will consider community-led buildings and projects which were completed 10 years (completed in the year 2009) and 25 years ago (completed in the year 1994) and their continued fitness for purpose, development and community use/benefit.


Members of the public are welcome to nominate projects for this category, alongside the judging panel’s nominations.


The judging panel will be looking for excellence in terms of:


  • Build and design quality: appropriateness, innovation and sustainability
  • Preservation or enhancement of local built environment, old and new
  • Community involvement, benefit and impact
  • Achievements of the project: difficulties faced and challenges overcome



Nominations can be made by volunteer-led community groups including, but not limited to:


  • civic societies and other local groups affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust
  • community councils or building preservation
  • development trusts
  • other community-based voluntary groups, charities or heritage societies


Nominations can also be made by architects, landscape architects, other designers and organisations, for example; local authorities, building preservation trusts, housing associations etc. They must demonstrate support from the local community-led group which commissioned the project and evidence of positive differences made such as community benefit and placemaking.


Only projects/buildings in Scotland will be eligible for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards. For entries in 2019, projects in Scotland completed between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018 may be entered.


For the purposes of the competition, the word ‘project’ includes any structure whether new, restored, rehabilitated, refurbished, converted or conserved or any significant public realm project such as a streetscape works, new or restored parks, etc.


The closing date for all My Place Awards entries is midnight Friday 22 February 2019.


Entries for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards 2019 must be submitted online unless other arrangements have been agreed prior to the closing date.


To enter, please fill in the form here: https://myplacescotland.org.uk/my-place-awards-entry/


To find out more about the Award, including the judging process, please visit: https://myplacescotland.org.uk/guidelines-and-rules-for-entry/


If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact the Scottish Civic Trust on 0141 221 1466 or email amanda.gavin@scottishcivictrust.org.uk

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