Press Release: Landscape Institute Awards 2023 open for submissions


30th Anniversary: Landscape Institute Awards 2023 are open for submissions 

 London, Tuesday 2nd May 2023 – This year, the Landscape Institute Awards celebrates its 30th Anniversary – 30 years of celebrating people, place and nature, and the myriad ways that landscape projects can connect them. It celebrates spaces that people can be truly proud of. Each year, the Awards showcase projects that protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment. 

The LI Awards is one of the biggest events in the industry which celebrates UK and international landscape practice, and the exceptional contribution of landscape designers, managers, planners, researchers, local authorities, and more across the globe in creating a better place to live. This year’s ceremony will take place on Friday 3rd November at the prestigious Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.  

The Award submissions are now open until 4th July. Members and non-members will have the opportunity to submit their projects, and finalists will be announced in September and the winners will be presented with their award at the ceremony. Early bird rates are now available until 18th May for all categories, see LI’s awards website for more details. 

There are 17 categories this year and the LI invites members and non-members to submit the projects that they believe reflect their best practice and holistic vision. There are five open categories, nine professional categories, two for students and the President’s Award for the best overall landscape project. The Building with Nature category is open to recipients of a Building with Nature Accreditation for their residential, commercial, or community infrastructure scheme. 

2023 Awards timetable 

Tuesday 18 April: Submissions open for entries and judging applications 

Friday 19 May: Submissions close for judging applications 

Tuesday 04 July: Submissions close for entries 

 Award submissions from any individual, organisation, employer, government, university or combination of groups across the globe can enter the open categories, which are:  

·       Landscape and Parks Management Award: celebrating excellence in the management of a place or landscape. 

·       Landscape Research and Digital Innovation Award: an innovative product, service, publication, or piece of research or guidance that has influenced the industry or has the potential to positively transform landscape practice. 

·       Excellence in Collaboration, Engagement and Influence: for excellence in partnership and cross-discipline collaboration. 

·       The Dame Sylvia Crowe International Award: for landscape excellence around the world. 

·       Landscape Legacy Award: for a person, organisation or group that leaves a lasting landscape legacy to the world. 

 The hybrid format will allow people from all over the globe to join in, promoting discussions and showcasing projects that combat climate change, support health and wellbeing, promote biodiversity and ‘level up’ local spaces at a global scale. 

 Sue Morgan, Chief Executive at the Landscape Institute said, “This year marks an important anniversary for the LI Awards – 30 years of recognising and celebrating vision and excellence in the profession. Over the years, we have seen Landscape designs that help resolve some of the world’s most pressing issues such as climate change, restoration and health and wellbeing, and we want to continue to inspire the next generation of landscape architects long into the future.” 

 Judging a category at the LI awards is an opportunity to see the work of the best of the profession, to meet other industry leaders, and to celebrate and contribute to the on-going success of the Awards. This is open to LI members and industry experts with relevant expertise in that category. We encourage you to apply if you believe that your experience will bring value to a specific category, even if you do not have previous experience of judging similar awards or competitions. 

 A host of sponsors and supporters will once again support the awards ceremony this year, which includes our headline sponsor, Hardscape. Our category sponsors include; Building with Nature, Green-tech Specifier, Vestre, Selux, Marshalls, Pegasus Group, Blackdown, Tobermore, Ground Control and supporters, Blackdown Landscapes and WoodblocX. 

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About the Landscape Institute 

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession and is the professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape architects, landscape and parks managers, landscape planners, and urban designers. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim, through the work of its members, is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. 

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About the Landscape Institute Awards 

Among the landscape industry’s highest accolades, the LI Awards celebrate the value of landscape in connecting people, place and nature. Each year, the Awards showcase projects that protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment. 

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