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BDP Sponsors National Journalism Awards

BDP is once again sponsoring the architectural writer of the year award for the Annual National Journalism Awards organised by the International Building Press (IBP).

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year the IBP was founded by a group of construction industry journalists in a Rotterdam pub in 1969, whose common aim was seek and provide mutual friendship, help and information. Five decades on, the core purpose of IBP remains unchanged. They are the only awards for journalists writing about the built environment and carry a cash prize for each category winner, and for the overall journalist of the year.

Entries in the architectural writer of the year category can reflect the specialist knowledge and discipline of the architectural critic’s vital link between the art of architecture and society’s understanding of it. Equally the work of architectural writers who observe and report upon events and issues within the world of architecture is relevant. Last year we presented the winner’s cheque to Ike Ijeh from Building Magazine.

The award scheme is open to editors, staff journalists and freelance journalists working for business magazines, national and regional newspapers. All entries in each category must relate to the built environment sector, specifically architecture, civil engineering, commercial property, construction, design and housing/residential property.

Entries are open until 13 September and winners will be announced at an event in central London on 28 November.