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British council for school environment awards deadline extended

The deadline for the 2009 industry awards for the innovative and successful school design and construction sector has been extended to 30th Jan 2009

The UK is a world leader in this important and dynamic industry, and after a period of fast paced growth the time is now right to recognise the very best examples of what thisvibrant sector can deliver. There are a range of award categories available to showcase your work. We also outline below eligibility criteria and the timetable for the awards programme.

Award categories

Inspiring Design : Schools (up to 6 Awards)
Best School Extension, Refurbishment or Remodel
Best School Contractor
Best School Architect
Best Use of ICT to Create a Learning Community
Best Specialist Supplier on a School Project
Award for Greening the School Community
Best External Learning Environment
Best Healthy Learning Environment
Inspiring Design : International
Best Client Team on a School Project
Inspirational contribution by an Educational Professional in a School
Judges Award for Outstanding Contribution to School Design
Eligibility

Entries for Awards 1-9, 11 and 12 must relate to projects in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland which have been completed between January 2007 and September 2008. Entries for Award 10 (Inspiring Design: International) must relate to projects outside the UK completed between January 2007 and September 2008. You may submit one qualifying entry for several awards, however each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and the appropriate fee. The awards are open to BCSE members and non-members alike.

Nomination process

We are asking for self nominations for Awards 1-10. There is a fee of £85 +VAT per entry.

For Award 11 (Best Client Team) we are asking for nominations from those who have worked with excellent School and Local Authority clients. No entry fee is required.

For Award 12 (Inspirational contribution by an Educational Professional in a School) we are asking for nominations to the judging panel. No entry fee is required. The Judges will also consider an Outstanding Contribution Award to mark an inspirational project, organisation or individual.

Evaluation Process and Judging Panel

An independent Evaluation Panel will carry out an initial sift of the entries against the selection criteria and will make long list recommendations to the independent Judging Panel who will agree a short list and Award winners. All short listed candidates will be notified by early April 2009. If the Panel feel it is necessary to visit shortlisted projects or speak to nominated individuals, they will do this during April 2009.

Timetable

Closing Date for entries : 30th January 2009 (extended from 15th January 2009)

Evaluation Panel long listing : February 2009

Judging Panel meets : March 2009

Short listed candidates notified : Early April 2009

Judging Panel visits to shortlisted candidates, if required : April/May 2009

Industry Awards Dinner : 24th June 2009

Please now go to the How to Enter section which provides detailed information about how to prepare and submit your award entry or entries.

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