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This year we are only accepting online entries via the form on our website. If you have previously entered the award you can login or register via https://www.whathouse.com/awardsubmissions/ 

Please follow the entry instructions included on the form but if you should require any assistance with this process please email Derek Smith on [email protected] or Angela Greenwood on [email protected] Closing date for entries: Friday 15th July 2022


1. All entries must be submitted using the online entry form available on www.showhouse.co.uk/what-house-awards

2. The work entered in any category should have been largely completed or due for completion between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2023. Individual units on a partially completed site, where the submitted work was completed between the above dates, are eligible. In categories where whole developments are entered, at least the first phase or a significant part of the development, must have been completed between the above dates. Essentially, there needs to be sufficient work completed for the judges to be able to form a considered opinion


3. All entries must be submitted online with the official entry form available on www.whathouse.com/awards. Written material, videos, photographs and relevant plans should be uploaded as instructed on the form. Property prices, room sizes and total floor areas should also be given where appropriate.

4. The online entry forms must be completed in full and the conditions of entry strictly adhered to. Every individual entry will cost £450 + VAT payable by BACS. An invoice will be sent out to you on receipt of your completed online entry. BACS payments can be accepted by sending the appropriate fee to Globespan Media Ltd, sort code 51-50-03, account number 66764491. One payment to cover multiple entries is acceptable.

5. All entries in categories 2, 3 & 4 will automatically be entered into Housebuilder of the Year for no extra charge.

6. Housebuilders may submit as many individual entries as they wish in all categories (except categories 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6). Please note, if the same development or house is entered in more than one category, the entire online entry presentation must be duplicated, so there are separate, individual submissions for each entry. This does not apply to Categories 2, 3 and 4 where the entries will also be considered for Category 1 – Housebuilder of the Year.

7. Please note that an AV presentation will take place at the Awards luncheon. All online entries must therefore include a separate representative selection of hi-res pictures of submitted unit or development.

8. The company logo you supply will be the one used on the winner’s plaque in the event of a successful submission.

9. Entry to the WhatHouse? Awards will be taken to admit the right to publish photographs, descriptions and other particulars of participating schemes.


10. Judges are looking for clearly presented online material, that concisely informs them of the product or work of the housebuilder and why the entrant is worthy of an award. There is no restriction on the number of words written within the entries, but it is advisable to keep them concise and to the point bearing in mind the object of the entry is to capture the judges’ attention as quickly and succinctly as possible. The same applies for the accompanying photography, videos, etc. where any number of pictures can be uploaded within the entry and good quality images are important.

The online entry submissions are aids to help judges draw up their own shortlists in their respective categories, before selected entries are visited where appropriate and detailed award-winner reports drawn up.

Please note that we do not publish shortlists in advance and the Awards results are only announced at the Presentation Luncheon on 17 November at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House hotel.

11. In Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, extensive details of companies are required, giving judges the complete picture as to the product, size, make-up, philosophy, history and sphere of the company’s operation, supported by relevant photographs and testimonials, as well as headline figures, results and data. 12. Please note, in all categories, existing sales brochures and videos are eligible to be uploaded to enhance an online entry.

13. In all categories, postal addresses and telephone numbers of sites submitted are required, as well as the name, email and telephone number of the person responsible for your award entry.

14. Products & Services. Housebuilders are encouraged to acknowledge key suppliers and products, which have gone into the home, scheme or initiative and contributed to the award-winning potential of the entry. For example, the name of the interior design/architecture company in Category 19.


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