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Mayor's Design Awards returns this year

King's Lynn Town Hall

Published: Wednesday, 12th January 2022

Nominations are being sought for the Mayor’s Design Awards organised by the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk in association with KL Magazine.

These prestigious awards celebrate local architectural excellence and craftsmanship and highlight the role good design plays in making our community an attractive place to live and visit. 

“Having travelled around our borough, especially since becoming mayor, I’ve seen the vision and skills of our local designers, architects and builders through the many magnificent buildings we have,” said the Mayor of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Cllr Harry Humphrey.

“It’s easy to see how quality design and careful craftsmanship can make such a difference in the local community – whether it’s a completely modern build or refurbishing something back to its old splendour.

"These skilled people are all helping to make West Norfolk a more desirable place to live. I hope many of the schemes I’ve seen will be nominated for awards.”

The Mayor is keen to ensure this year’s awards maintain the high standards the Mayor’s Design Awards have set since they began:

“Please nominate and encourage others to nominate schemes that are innovative, attractive and that enhance our area.”

The Mayor’s Design Awards focus on small-scale works by local architects, designers and contractors, and the competition is split roughly into the following categories: 

  • Extensions
  • Conversions
  • New single homes
  • Groups or small residential developments
  • Commercial schemes
  • Workshops and industrial developments
  • Landscaping and enhancement schemes
  • Community amenities
  • Repairs and refurbishments
  • Craftsmanship

Please note that the categories may change in respect of the types and numbers of schemes nominated, and all nominations will be assessed by the mayor and a panel of judges. The judges will be looking for schemes which bring pleasure through design, workmanship or their contribution to a particular setting.

“The special Home Design & Build edition of KL magazine has always showcased the very best in the local construction industry, from visionary architects and specialist contractors to talented craftspeople and experts in sustainable energies,” says Laura Dunn, Managing Director of KL magazine.
“KL magazine has been proud to be associated with the Mayor's Design Awards for several years now, and we're already looking forward to seeing all the shortlisted projects for 2022. The awards have never failed to attract entries of the very highest standards, and we're very excited about featuring them in our next Home Design & Build special edition, which will be published to celebrate the 2022 awards.”

During the awards' history, an impressive array of schemes have been nominated. Judges have explored everything from skilful conversions to sympathetic new builds and innovative commercial architecture. 

Anyone can nominate a building or scheme with the permission of the owner by completing an application form using the button below. Paper copies are also available at borough council offices and parish councils. All applications should be accompanied by electronic photographs depicting the site before and after works.

Enter the Mayor's Design Awards now

Entries close on 15 April 2022.

Winners will be announced at a special award ceremony on 20 September 2022.

For more information, please telephone Jane Forder on 01553 616374 or send an e-mail to

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