Angus Design Awards - information and entry form

The awards

The Angus Design Awards aim to recognise buildings and developments of exceptional design quality that have been built in Angus.

They seek to promote and celebrate the work of talented designers who work in our area and the ambition of those who commission high quality developments throughout Angus.

The awards are intended to highlight the value of good quality design and the contribution it makes to our environment.

To be eligible for consideration the development must have been completed between 1 November 2008 and 31 October 2018.

Entries are invited from building owners and designers of development in the following categories:

  • new build: single house 
  • new build: all development (excluding single house)
  • extension to an existing building
  • restoration/conversion of an existing building 

There is no entry fee, but a project can only be entered in one category.

Entries must be submitted by either the building owner or by the architect/designer with the written permission of the owner. In entering the competition the owner consents to the property being visited by the independent judging panel.

Due to the council holiday on Friday 30 November, the deadline for entries has been extended to 4pm on Monday 3 December 2018.

How to enter

Entries must comprise:

The completed application form.

A single A1 vertical display board (KAPA board or similar/no glass), containing:

A PDF file of the display board and digital photographs of the building (min 1MB resolution) must also be provided on a CD-ROM or similar and will be used for publicity purposes.

Please submit all of the above and the application form to Planning Service, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AN

Any questions regarding the awards should be sent to


An independent judging panel will assess all entries having regard to Policy DS3: Design Quality and Placemaking in the Angus Local Development Plan and the qualities of a successful place:

1. distinct in character and identity

2. a safe and pleasant place to be in

3. ensuring development is well-connected

4. is able to adapt to changing community needs

5. makes good use of resources

The judges will produce a shortlist for each category and will visit each development in early 2019.

The judges will select a winner in each category.

The public will have opportunity to vote for the overall winner from a shortlist selected by the judging panel.

That public vote will be facilitated by The Courier.

Owners and designers of shortlisted entries will be invited to attend the awards ceremony which will be held in March 2019.

Sponsorship opportunities

The council is inviting sponsorship of the awards from any organisations or businesses who wish to support and promote good design and building conservation in Angus.

Information regarding possible sponsorship opportunities can be obtained from Alan Hunter on 03452 777 778.

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