‘Young Church Architect of the Year’ award launched

The National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association are inviting entries for their 2016 church architecture awards and for a new ‘Young Church Architect of the Year’ award.

The award is available to an architect under 40 who has worked on a winning or shortlisted design entered for The King of Prussia Gold Medal or The Presidents’ Award.

Claire Walker, Chief Executive, National Churches Trust said:

“This year, we’ve introduced a new ‘Young Church Architect of the Year’ award in recognition of the contribution being made around the UK to church buildings by architects in the early stages of their career.”

New church buildings and new designs in church alterations or extensions can be entered for The Presidents’ Award.

The Presidents’ Award is awarded on behalf of the National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) President. The architects responsible for the winning project will receive the Presidents’ Award paten and chalice. The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize.

Innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work can be entered for The King of Prussia Gold Medal.

The Gold Medal was the gift of King Freidrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia in 1857 who was highly impressed with British Victorian church architecture. The architects responsible for the winning project will receive the prestigious King of Prussia Gold Medal. The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester will be a special guest judge for the 2016 Presidents’ Award and the King of Prussia Gold Medal.

The deadline for submitting projects is 31st July 2016.

From the entries, a shortlist will be announced in September and winners will be revealed at a special awards ceremony held in London in November 2016.

 

Nominations for the two design awards can be made online by architects, chartered surveyors, churches and chapels and anyone else with a passion for great church architecture.