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 category (Restoration | New building or structure | Built or landscaped environment | Shopfront | ‘Green’ building | Uncivic)
  • Basic Information about the work undertaken

NB: ‘Uncivic’ is a new category to identify projects that are of particularly poor design and/or execution.

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)

The closing date for receipt of nominations for the 2023 awards is 30 Setember 2023.

All projects must be situated within the Borough of Cheltenham and the work completed between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2023. 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 nomination form and submit your nomination by email to  Alternatively, if you would prefer to have a plain entry form to write your entry on, please request one via: or write to the Civic Awards Convenor, Cheltenham Civic Society, Parmoor, 26 Cambray Place, Cheltenham GL50 1JN.

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 email: