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THE SGD AWARDS 2020 CATEGORIES


Main Awards

International Garden

For any garden or landscape gardens including roof gardens constructed outside of the United Kingdom. Projects can be of any size - smaller gardens, including courtyards & roof terraces etc. are welcomed alongside larger scale gardens.

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


 

Public or Commercial Outdoor Space

For any communally used public, semi-public or commercial outdoor space including roof gardens, of any size within the UK.  Owned by or for the use of the public or under commercial ownership and use.  Examples may include: commercially funded 'pocket park', hotel, office or communal garden, or public park.

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


 

Large Residential

For any domestic project including roof gardens over 3,000m².  Within the UK.

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


 

Medium Residential

For any domestic project including roof gardens more than 400m² and less than 3,000m². Within the UK.

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


 

Small Residential

For any domestic project including roof gardens more than 100m² and less than 400m².  Within the UK.

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


 

Garden Jewel

For any domestic project less than 100m² including courtyards, front gardens & roof gardens.  Within the UK.  Could also include a garden less than 100m² within another garden.

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


 

Beth Chatto Garden

For a project where the design focus is on the garden’s environmental impact by the creative, ecological use of materials and planting to maximise sustainability, minimise maintenance and attract pollinators and wildlife.

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


 

Big Ideas, Small Budget

For any domestic project where the total budget (not including designer fees) does not exceed £30,000. Within the UK.

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


 

Healing, Learning or Community

For any garden or landscape project of any size built within the UK. Examples may include but are not limited to: School Gardens, Care Homes, Hospices, Gardens/Spaces owned, used or designed by the community. Community gardens:

Must be NOT FOR PROFIT; may/may not be constructed by the community; may/may not involve the community in the design process; may/may not be permanent.

Does not include show gardens

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


Fresh Designer

For any garden or landscape project of any size built within the UK. Designers should consider their projects show: a flair for design; dynamic design solutions; detailed design elements; something ‘special’

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


 

Hardscape

For any domestic or public hard landscaping scheme of any size built within the UK. Considerations may include but are not limited to: environmental impact; sustainability; innovation in design; detailed construction; consideration of the site.

Hardscape design only schemes can be submitted.

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


 

Paper Landscapes

For any domestic or public project of any size that has NOT been constructed, either within the UK or internationally. Examples may include but are not limited to: ‘The one that got away’ a project that was designed but not constructed for any reason; expression of a designer’s ideas which are yet to find a client or opportunity; innovation and experimentation in design; show garden ideas (not constructed).

Applicants should include an explanation of why the design has not been constructed. Projects which ‘may’ be constructed in the future can be included.

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


 

Student Design - Commercial

For any commercial design completed by a Student Member while a student.  Doesn’t matter whether built or not builtFor any commercial design completed by a Student Member while a student.  Doesn’t matter whether built or not built.

Open to Student Members & Qualifying Pre-Registered Members  


 

Student Design - Domestic

For any domestic design completed by a Student Member while a student. Doesn’t matter whether built or not built

Open to Student Members & Qualifying Pre-Registered Members


 

Non-Application Awards

The People's Choice Award

By public vote

Open to Shortlisted finalists in Award categories 1 to 7


 

The Lifetime Achievement Award

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


 

The Judges' Award

This is awarded by the judges looking for something 'extra'.

Open to shortlisted finalists in Award categories 1 to 13


 

The Grand Award

The winner of winners

Open to Winners in Award categories 1 to 7


 

 

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