How to enter

Entry is online. Please use the details below to compose your written submission and submit online at  

Entries require an executive summary, written submission, floor/site plans and supporting photographs within one document. 

Please note, the size limit for uploads is 50MB.

What your entry needs to include:

WRITTEN SUBMISSION: Upload one PDF file for the judges to consider, which includes:

a. Written statement of up to 1,000 words. At the top, state in bullet points: 

  • Names of architect/designer and of the client/developer/housebuilder 
  • Location
  • Number of bedrooms/units
  • Size in sq ft
  • Project value
  • Tenure mix (for developments)
  • For Apartment Development of the Year and Mixed-use Development of the Year category: uses included in scheme and their sizes in sq ft
  • For Housing Crisis Solution category: sale price/rent per unit

When composing your statement, consider the following qualities that the judges will be looking for: design quality; relationship with and contribution to context; innovation in design and delivery; and ability to meet the needs of the target market. 

b. Photographs of both exterior and interior of the completed scheme/project. Include short captions. In the Home Transformation and Development Transformation categories, include before and after images. Images provided with award entries must be predominantly project photography, and not computer generated images. 

c. Floorplans or site plans with full captions.

d. Executive Summary In 250 words or less, please summarise your project/ scheme. Please include relevant information about the project: location; size of the project; innovation in design and delivery; the ability to meet the needs of the target market/client brief; and discuss any challenges you may have faced and overcome. This information will appear alongside your entry on the British Homes Awards news website. Keep it simple, clear and concise.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Hi-resolution photographs for use at the presentation and other publicity of The British Homes Awards. Photographs must be free of copyright and reproduction fees. If photographers must be credited, indicate this in the filename.

CONTACT DETAILS:  Please advise the contact details of the company submitting the entry. This could be a PR/Marketing Agency or Architect or Interior Designer submitting on behalf of its developer/homebuilder/social housing provider client(s).

COMPANY LOGO:  Please upload the company logo(s) for use on awards’ certificates, at the presentation and on communication materials (on or offline).

Who can enter?

The British Homes Awards invite entries from home builders, developers, housing associations, architects and interior designers.

Entries are also accepted from Marketing and PR Companies commissioned by their clients to submit entries on their behalf.


The home, scheme, or phase of the scheme entered for the award must have been completed since 1 June 2018.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

New standard entry deadline:
Midnight Thursday 11 June 2020
Entry Fee:
£375 +VAT per entry

New final entry deadline:
Midnight Tuesday 30 June 2020
Entry Fee:
£470 +VAT per entry

You may pay by credit card or invoice. Payment by invoice requires a PO number at the time of submission.

Note - All entrants will have to agree to the following statement at the point of entry:

I am the owner of all intellectual rights in my entry or have all necessary consents from all other owner(s) of intellectual rights in my entry to submit my entry and to grant Haymarket the right to share, publish and otherwise use my entry in all media worldwide forever.  

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