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Design and Craftsmanship Awards

Welcome to the Design and Craftsmanship Awards 2021!


The Norwich Society, The Norfolk Association of Architects and Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, are searching for the best new architecture in the county for the 2021 Norwich + Norfolk Design and Craftsmanship Awards. These biennial awards celebrate outstanding buildings and places in the county.

This year’s awards will be judging across four categories – Housing, Non-Residential, Conservation and Community as well as the inaugural Student award.

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You can also follow on Twitter at @dca2021 and with the hashtag #DCAwards2021.

The Norwich Society Design Awards

Between 2003 - 2017, The Norwich Society ran biennial design awards to encourage and highlight the best of contemporary architecture and the built environment within the City boundary. The aim of the Society was to stimulate interest, promote critical assessment and publicise the variety of buildings that make up the city scene. To generate interest in the awards, nominations were requested from the Society’s membership, architects, contractors and their clients, thus involving the widest possible participation.

In 2019, the Norwich Society joined with the Norfolk Association of Architects, which had its own Norfolk-wide awards scheme, to create the Design and Craftsmanship Awards. This combined scheme provided the opportunity to increase awareness of good contemporary design, and to encourage greater participation.

Find out about the awards from 2003 - 2017 here - Norwich Society Design Awards: an Illustrated History.