Landscape Institute announces 2021 LI Awards entries are open

On 29th April the Landscape Institutes Awards 2021 entries has opened for submission, welcoming everyone from the industry to submit their projects and be recognised for their outstanding achievements in landscape.

The LI Awards are all about celebrating people, place and nature, and the myriad ways that landscape projects can connect them. The transformative power of landscape is never more important than in times of crisis. Our sector is tackling the foremost challenges of our age. Through their everyday work, landscape professionals improve physical and mental health and wellbeing, promote sustainability, build resilience to climate change, and help address the biological diversity crisis.

Building on the success of the 2020 Landscape Institute Awards, LI Awards 2021 will do more than ever before to celebrate the exceptional contribution of landscape designers, managers, planners, researchers and more across the world. The Awards entries will be recognised for the outstanding achievements in landscape, being judged against four main criteria: Sustainability, Value, Professionalism and Design aspects.

This year, the Awards includes 15 Professional categories, covering all aspects of practice; 5 Open categories for all landscape professionals to enter; Building with Nature National Award; 2 Student Awards; 2 Member Accolades and the President Awards for the Best Landscape Scheme of the Year.

The finalists will be announced in September and the winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in November, celebrating the brightest and the best from the sector. Headline Sponsor of the LI Awards 2021 – Hardscape

Visit the Awards website here: https://awards.landscapeinstitute.org/


See the full list of the awards categories here:


  • Building with Nature National Award 2021 Sponsored by Building With Nature
  • Landscape Innovation Award Sponsored by Selux
  • Partnership and Collaboration Award Sponsored by BALI
  • The Dame Sylvia Crowe International Award
  • Excellence in Community Engagement Sponsored by Ground Control
  • Excellence in Flood and Water Management Sponsored by Marshall’s
  • Excellence in Heritage and Culture
  • Excellence in Horticulture and Planting Design Sponsored by Tillhill
  • Excellence in Landscape and Parks Management
  • Excellence in Landscape Construction
  • Excellence in Landscape Design Sponsored by Tobermore
  • Excellence in Landscape Planning and Assessment Sponsored by McParland Finn
  • Excellence in Masterplanning and Urban Design Sponsored by AG
  • Excellence in Place Regeneration Sponsored by Hardscape
  • Excellence in Public Health and Wellbeing Sponsored by Greentech
  • Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure Sponsored by GreenBlue Urban
  • Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation and Encasement Sponsored by Wildflower Turf
  • Excellence in Tackling Climate Change Sponsored by Vestre
  • Landscape Legacy Award
  • Student Dissertation
  • Student Portfolio


Awards timeline:

· Entry registrations and payment opens – 29 April – 8 July 2021

· Call for judges for the awards – 29 April – 28 May 2021

· Awards judging – August – September 2021

· Finalists announced – September 2021

· Winners announced at the LI Awards ceremony – 25 November 2021

Enter your work to be recognised for your outstanding achievements in landscape – or get involved by applying to be a judge or by sponsoring an award. https://awards.landscapeinstitute.org/


About the Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession and is the professional home for all landscape practitioners including landscape architects, landscape and parks managers, landscape planners, and urban designers. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim, through the work of its members is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. See www.landscapeinstitute.org or @talklandscape for more information.

About the Landscape Institute Awards

Among the landscape industry’s highest accolades, the LI Awards celebrate the value of landscape in connecting people, place and nature. Each year, the Awards showcase projects that protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment. Find out more at awards.landscapeinstitute.org.