Call for Entry: World Habitat Award 2009

on Thursday 23 April 2009 - 09:52:11 | by admin
World Habitat Award logoThe World Habitat Award is one of the highest recognition of sensible housing projects world wide. Its an annual award program for build, sustainable and successful housing projects from any countries in the world. Each year two projects are awarded .
In 2008 the award winning projects were:
1. Champlain Housing Trust, Vermont, USA
2. Preventing Typhoon Damage to Housing, Central Vietnam

The awards are presented each year at the annual United Nations
global celebration of World Habitat Day.

Submission Deadline: 1st June 2009

This international competition is open to all individuals and
organisations, including central and local governments, NGOs,
community-based groups, research organisations and the private sector.

n International recognition for your work
n A cash prize of £10,000
n The opportunity for transfer of the award-winning approach through
an international study visit to the project, sponsored by the Building
and Social Housing Foundation

The World Habitat Awards competition has a two-stage entry process:
Stage I submissions need only comprise a concise summary of the
project. From the Stage I submissions, twelve projects are selected by
an assessment committee to go forward to Stage II of the competition.
Stage II submissions are evaluated by an independent advisory group
before being put to a panel of international judges. Evaluation visits
will be carried out to some of the projects prior to the final judging.
Details for entry and an online application form can be found on the
World Habitat Awards website at

If you have any recommendations or know of organisations that BSHF should know about then please contact at:
Jim Robinson
International Programme Officer
Building and Social Housing Foundation
E: jimDOTrobinsonATbshfDOTorg
T:    +44 (0) 1530 510444
F:    +44 (0) 1530 510332

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