How to apply

The 2017 Civic Trust Awards application round is NOW CLOSED.

Applications are made ON LINE and the application portal is now CLOSED for entries.

The 2018 Civic Trust Awards application round is will open on Monday 8th May 2017 and close on Friday 28th July 2017

Applications will be processed and assessors allocated in August, assessment visits will take place throughout September and October, with our Regional Finalists announced in November 2017. Projects are then considered on a national/international basis and the winners announced in December 2017. The final level of award will be revealed at our Awards Ceremony in March 2018. Date and venue TBC

Application Guidance:

The Applicant Guide is now available to download here. This provides further information on the Civic Trust Awards such as eligibility criteria, our assessment process, application fees and Sponsored Special Awards. Please note, you can save £80 on each application fee by becoming a Civic Trust Awards Member.

Should you require any further information or assistance, don’t hesitate to contact the Awards Team on or call (01925) 270647.

An MS Word version of the Civic Trust Awards application form which may assist in compiling all the relevant information for your entry is available by CLICKING HERE.

The AABC Conservation Award Application form can be downloaded as an MS Word version by CLICKING HERE

Please note, we do not accept applications submitted as an MS Word document - all information/data will need to be transferred manually (by the applicant) to our online application system for the project to be considered.

Supporting Documentation

Your application will be submitted on-line and you will be required to submit information about the scheme and include contact information for all organisations involved in the project. Your application will also need to be accompanied by the following supporting documentation, which must be supplied electronically (uploaded) at the time of submission:

Your application must be accompanied by the following supporting documentation and uploaded as part of your submission:

  • Site Context Plan - please include a site plan (PDF format) of the scheme of sufficient scale (eg 1:1250 or 1:500) to show the site in relation to streetscape and surrounding buildings. A multiple page PDF can be submitted (max file size 5MB per PDF)
  • Ground floor plans and Cross Sections (PDF format) must be submitted if the application is for a building, at suitable scale (eg 1.100 or 1:200 for larger projects). If the project is an extension or conversion, before and after plans should be submitted and clearly labelled, or the extension marked in a red colour for clarity. For landscaping or Public Realm projects, a plan showing scheme layout/scheme details can be included. A multiple page PDF can be submitted (max file size 5MB per PDF).

Applicants must also submit 20 individual photos of the scheme (JPEG format) which include:

  • Context Photos - Photos of the scheme taken from a distance are essential from at least two view-points to demonstrate the context in which the scheme fits within its surroundings (max file size 5MB per image)
  • Scheme Photos - both external and internal (if the application is for a building). Photos should be selected to give a sense of the scheme and provide view-points from multiple elevations (max file size 5MB per image). Photos of specific detailing or materials should only be provide where these are essential to the judging process and can be submitted as additional images on CD as per the note below.

Images supplied at application stage are used for production of the winners’ brochure and on our website. Photos must be supplied in high resolution JPEG format (not PDF or TIFF) within the max 5MB limit. All photos must be clean images (free from borders, notes, text etc) and must not be a picture collage.

In addition to submitting 20 images in support of your application, please feel free to send additional images/ 2 minute video to us, clearly labelled with the applicant organisation and name of the project. Images should be sent on Dropbox/WeTransfer and should arrive no later than 31st August 2017.

Please note, all applicants must have the permission of the copyright owner before submitting photographs with their entry. The Civic Trust Awards scheme reserves the right to utilise any photos submitted for publicity purposes. All winning schemes will be featured in the Civic Trust Awards Brochure.

The Civic Trust Awards can retain the information provided in your application (including supporting information) and may use it for the promotion of the Civic Trust Awards scheme or any associated business. Applicant details will not be traded or sold to third parties without prior consent. Information may be shared with Civic Trust Awards sponsors where this is appropriate and with our media partners for the purposes of offering the opportunity to purchase advertisements in the Awards brochure. Please notify us via email ( if you do not wish us to provide your contact details to our sponsors or partners.