Civic Awards Nominations

Anyone can make nominate a recently completed building or project that they believe is of such a high design standard as to merit recognition.

Nominations in writing must include:

  • The address of the building or development
  • The type of project (Restoration | New building or structure | Environment | Shop front | etc . . .)
  • Basic Information about the work undertaken

Where possible:

  • The name of the owner
  • The architect or designer
  • The main contractor
  • Date of completion
  • Photographs (preferably ‘before’ and ‘after’ for restoration and improvements)

Closing date for receipt of nominations is 31 December in the year prior to each Awards.

All projects must be situated within the Borough of Cheltenham and the work completed within the preceding two years. Nominated projects should normally be in locations visible to the public, and in certain cases interiors will be considered.

Entries are free and to enter, complete our  entry form and submit by email. Alternatively, if you would prefer to have a plain entry form to write your entry on, please request one from Andrew Booton at: or call or write to him via the Society’s telephone or postal address on our Enquire page.

Please remember to include your own name and contact details.

The Awards Process

Selection is made by an independent Awards Panel chaired by the Civic Awards Convenor. The panel is made up of one or two Civic Society members who are property, planning or architectural professionals, a Borough Councillor and invited assessors from local business and organisations.

The awards each consist of an illuminated citation and a decorative metal plaque. Commendations, with an illuminated citation, may also be made in each category.

A shortlist of around 20 nominated projects are visited by the panel prior to adjudication. In making their assessments, the panel takes into account factors such as context, originality and quality of design, materials, workmanship and standard of restoration.

For further information, please contact Andrew Booton.