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RIBA Awards judging postponed until 2021

Due to ongoing public health concerns, all RIBA Awards judging (including Regional, National and Stirling) has been postponed until next year.

30 September 2020

Due to ongoing public health concerns, all RIBA Awards judging (including Regional, National and Stirling) has been postponed until next year. To maintain the consistency and rigour of our judging process, all RIBA Award winning projects must be visited in person, therefore it is unfortunately not possible to continue with this year’s awards.

All projects which have already been shortlisted for a 2020 RIBA Regional Award will be included in our 2021 RIBA Awards, which will open for entries shortly.

RIBA President Alan Jones said:

“The RIBA Awards have been an annual celebration of architectural excellence for decades. Over the summer we explored flexible options for judging within the current public health challenges, however given the increasing infection rates and local restrictions, we have no option but to press pause for 2020.

Our awards are judged in person, and as much as our teams of judges and staff are keen to visit and select the best new buildings in the UK, now is not the moment. Congratulations to all those projects which have been shortlisted for an award – we look forward to visiting next year.”

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Notes to editors:

  1. Press contact: Isabel.Campbell@riba.org or +44 (0) 20 7496 8349
  2. The RIBA Awards have been running continuously since 1966 and are judged and presented locally. No matter the shape, size, budget or location, RIBA Award winning schemes set the standard for great architecture all across the country. RIBA Awards are for buildings in the UK by RIBA Chartered Architects and RIBA International Fellows. Entries are to be submitted to the region or nation in which the building is situated. Projects are judged first for RIBA Regional Awards, then RIBA National Awards; the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist is selected from winners of the RIBA National Awards.
  3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.

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