Awards Schemes

Bristol Civic Society runs two prestigious annual award schemes. The Design Awards recognise developments in Bristol which make a positive contribution to the local environment through excellence of design, while the Student Award is presented to a final year student of Architecture and Planning at the University of the West of England for outstanding work.

Design Awards

For many years, the Civic Society has made awards recognising good quality design – buildings and improvements to the public realm. The awards are sponsored by Savills, real estate advisers and planning specialists – for which the Society is very grateful.

For 2021 awards there are three fundamental criteria: projects were completed in 2019 or 2020; are located within the City of Bristol; and are visible from a public place.

We are now seeking nominations for awards recognising the very best of design in Bristol by the end of March 2021. Assessment will take place during the spring/early summer with presentation of the awards planned for late September 2021.

Please send nominations by email to: Ideally, nominations should include both the address of the project and contact details for the owner and/or the project designer/manager.

Use these links for the 2019 and 2018 awards.

Student Awards

Each year Bristol Civic Society makes an award (a money prize currently of £250) to a final year student of Architecture, Planning and including Environmental Engineering if taken, at the University of the West of England for outstanding work.