The prestigious BALI National Landscape Awards return on Friday 3rd December 2021. Entries have now opened alongside several exciting new announcements for the 45th year.
Registered members can now submit their full entry online for the first time, thanks to a new entry system.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, for 2021 only, now also have the opportunity to submit a scheme that has achieved practical completion in the last 24 months. This is instead of the normal 12 months.
BALI’s Chief Executive Wayne Grills commented: “This extension now gives members more flexibility. We want to see a wide variety of entries across all our available categories this year.”
There are 33 categories in total. This includes a brand-new Nature Conservation and Biodiversity Enhancement category.
The judges will be looking for projects that show a significant contribution to conservation or enhancement of biodiversity.
Chair of the judging panel, John Melmoe, said, “We’re delighted to introduce this new category for 2021.
We will be looking for evidence of any biodiversity net gains and clear definitions of innovation or environmental designs.
“The long-term management strategy must be defined, including proof of monitoring processes. On behalf of my fellow judges, we look forward to seeing some remarkable projects in this category.”
Other returning categories include Domestic Garden Construction, Hard Landscaping Construction (non-domestic), Community and Schools Development, Design Excellence and Affiliate Exceptional Service. Registered members can check out all this year’s categories on the BALI Awards website here.
To help further, members looking to enter can join representatives of the judging panel for a free-to-attend Awards Workshop webinar on 25th March from 3pm-4.30pm.
The event will provide an opportunity for members to ask questions about entering. Non-members who want to enter and would like to know more about BALI are also welcome to join.
Events Project Manager Emily Feeney said, “Today we have not only opened entries but also announced three new positive changes to this year’s Awards.
We are working with Headline Sponsor Green-tech, our host venue the J W Marriott Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London and event partners and sponsors to stage a safe end of year celebration, and we look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months.”