After a five-year break, the prestigious South Downs Designs Awards are back for 2024 with an extended line-up of categories.

Planning agents, developers, builders, landowners and community groups are being urged to get their nominations in before the April 30 deadline.

The categories are:

Residential – includes completed extensions, single buildings, small and large housing developments, and visitor accommodation.

Non-residential – includes completed commercial, industrial, farming, infrastructure, recreation, and leisure developments.

Conservation – includes completed historic parks and gardens, historic buildings, monuments, as well as excellent craftsmanship.

Future projects – includes projects that celebrate distinction in unbuilt projects on paper and the potential for positive contribution to the National Park, its communities and the planet.

Winners will receive a hand-carved trophy, and all the shortlisted entries across the four categories will be put forward to a public poll for the People’s Choice Award.

Nominations close on April 30. Nominate by visiting