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THE SGD AWARDS 2022 CATEGORIES


Main Awards

International Residential Landscapes & Gardens

Projects of any size, including courtyards outside the UK

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

International, Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens

A communally used public, semi-public, or commercial project of any size.  Examples may include but not limited to hotels, offices, parks, communal gardens.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

UK Commercial or Community Landscapes & Gardens

A communally used public, semi-public, or commercial project of any size with an emphasis on sustainability.  Examples may include but not limited to hotels, offices, parks, communal gardens.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

UK Roof, Podium & Raised Courtyard Gardens

Residential or Commercial gardens ‘in the air’ of any size with specific emphasis on contribution to the environment and sustainability.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice.


 

Large Residential Landscapes & Gardens

A UK project of over 2000m2

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

Medium Residential Landscapes & Gardens

A UK project of 500-2000m2

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

Small Residential Landscapes & Gardens

A UK project of 150-500m2

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

Garden Jewel 

A UK residential project of less than 150m2 including courtyards, roof gardens, front gardens or may include a ‘jewel’ within a bigger garden.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered (passed submission 1 or 2)


 

Big Ideas, Small Budget

A UK residential project where the total budget does not exceed £30,000 (excluding design fee)

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered Members


 

Design for the Environment

A UK or international, residential, commercial, or public project of any size focused on environmental contribution & sustainability

Open to SGD Members and Non Members


 

Healing or Learning Landscapes & Gardens

A UK project of any size.  Examples may include schools, hospitals, care homes & hospices. 

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered, Student Members


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Fresh Designer Landscapes & Gardens

A UK project of any size showing a flair for design, interpretation of client brief, dynamic design solutions, detailed design elements, that ‘something special’

Open to Pre-Registered Members who have been practising for less than 5 years


 

Planting Design
 

A UK project showing excellence and ingenuity in a residential or public planting scheme.  Consideration may include but are not limited to: suitability to the site, conditions & stated brief, plant growth & functionality, creative use of plants, aesthetics, environmental solutions. Planting design only schemes can be submitted.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered Members


 

Hardscape Design

A UK project showing innovative and meticulous design and implementation of a domestic, commercial, or public hard landscaping scheme. Consideration may include but are not limited to: environmental impact, sustainability, innovation in design, construction detail.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered Members


 

Paper Landscape Design

A UK or international residential, commercial, or public project of any size NOT constructed e.g. a design yet to find a home, waiting to be implemented, a show garden idea, innovation/experimentation in design, ‘the one that got away’.  An explanation of why the garden has not been constructed should be included in the submission.

Open to FSGD, MSGD, Registered Practice, Pre-Registered Members 


 

Student Design Award - Commercial 

For a constructed or not constructed design completed by a Student Member while a student.

Open to Student Members, qualifying Pre-Registered Members & qualifying Friends of SGD


 

Student Design Award - Domestic

For a constructed or not constructed design completed by a Student Member while a student.

Open to Student Members, qualifying Pre-Registered Members & qualifying Friends of SGD


 

Student Design Award - Urban Sustainability     (under 30s)

For a constructed or not constructed domestic or community urban design with special focus on sustainability. 

Open to Student Members, qualifying Pre-Registered Members & qualifying Friends of SGD


 

Non-Application Awards

The People's Choice Award

Shortlisted finalists in Award Categories 1-8 

This competition is run by the SGD Awards Media Partner, Homes & Gardens and chosen by public vote


 

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the Profession and gifted by the SGD Council


 

The Judges' Award

Shortlisted finalists in Award Categories 1-14

Awarded by the Judges looking for something ‘extra’


 

The Grand Award

Winners in Award Categories 1-8

Chosen by the Judges as the Winner of Winners