The scope of the competition is wide-ranging. It seeks to identify and reward the best innovative ideas from the fields of architecture and interior design, product design and service design.
The Leonard Cheshire Award for Inclusive Employment 'in order to consider those that work within the hotel environment'.
The competition is international and open to everybody. Individuals, groups and design professionals of any age are all eligible. The organisers of the competition welcome particularly entries from designers and architects with disabilities. Entries will be assessed anonymously.
A prize fund of GBP £30,000 will be available for award at the discretion of the Judging Panel, the winner of each category will receive £2,000 with an overall winner to be awarded the Celia Thomas Prize who will receive an additional £20,000.