The 2022 Guernsey Design Awards, which celebrate outstanding design in Guernsey’s built environment, are now open for entry.
The awards aim to promote distinctive, original, inspirational and sustainable design across a variety of categories, from building and landscaping to interiors and public art.
Held every two years and sponsored by Norman Piette, the Guernsey Design Awards were developed by the States of Guernsey Planning Service, Norman Piette and The Guernsey Society of Architects, and are supported by CIAT, with the judging panel comprising representatives from architecture, construction, related industries and the arts.
Previous winners include contemporary and heritage residential builds, developments, social housing, landscaping, interior schemes and public art.
Entries are limited to projects completed between 22 November 2019 and 26 November 2021, and Judges will reward projects that have fulfilled the original brief, reached the highest standards both functionally and aesthetically, and which fit harmoniously into the environment.
The winners, however, aren’t all chosen by the judges; Islanders are also given a chance to have their say, with the People’s Choice Award given to the entry with the highest number of public votes.
Last year, in a Covid-related Guernsey Design Awards first, the winners were announced via video on Facebook Live and though the aim for 2022 is to once again have a presentation evening, given last year’s success using Facebook, the event will also be broadcast online.
The deadline for entries is 26 November, with the shortlist announced on 2 February and a presentation evening on 25 March.
The categories for 2022 are:
Small projects (up to 250K)
Single residential new build
Single residential renovation / extension
Multiple residential development
As well as the main categories, awards are given to the contractors responsible for the winning projects and all of the shortlisted entries are eligible for the People’s Choice Award which is voted for by the public.
Pictured top: Alun White (States of Guernsey Planning Service), Mitch Sneddon (DRP Architects), Steve Powell and John Bampkin (Norman Piette), the 2022 judges at 2020 Commercial category winner The Children’s Library.
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