The City of Winchester Trust has launched its 14th Design Awards – the first since 2015.

The awards celebrate the best new or restored buildings in the city as well as landscape and public realm projects.

The trust is inviting architects, landscape architects, designers and building owners to send in applications before the deadline on June 28.

Hampshire Chronicle:

There are five categories: new buildings, restoration or repair, public art, signs and shop fronts, and landscape works.

This year's judging panel is chaired by Sasha Bhavan, founding partner of Knox Bhavan Architects.

Explaining the interval since the last  Design Awards, the trust wrote: “The projects are not held every year because we want to make sure we recognise only the projects that best fulfil our criteria on design and contribution to Winchester.”

Hampshire Chronicle:

“In 2015 there was only one award – for the development at St Valentine’s Close.

“Awards will be given to schemes that display a high standard of design, make a lasting contribution to the city of Winchester and demonstrate a positive understanding of the character of the surroundings.”