Why enter?


Win recognition The Pineapples awards are unique in seeking to celebrate great places.

What’s a place? It’s a mixed-use development or cluster of developments that create a neighbourhood, large or small. It may be a wholly new place or a redevelopment.


Who can enter? The local authority, developer or anyone on the place’s project team, as long as they have permission from the landowner for the judging visit, if not a place open to the public


Why Pineapples? The fruit is a common symbol of welcome in UK architecture, which is what we think great places should be: welcoming. And who doesn’t want to win a golden pineapple?

Judges visits Shortlisted projects will be visited by our judges (with the exception of Future Place). They’ll be looking for projects that make a positive contribution to urban life, from shared spaces that foster community, to developments worth living in, to street furniture and play equipment that draws in life, to retail experiences that make shopping special again


Live presentations All shortlisted projects must present their work on stage at the Festival of Place on 7 July, 2020 at Tobacco Dock, London, in front of the judging panel and as part of the Festival line-up. The conference audience is drawn from local government, developers, investors, architects and more


Delegate pass to the Festival of Place All entrants will receive one delegate pass to the Festival of Place, with a value of £495


Media exposure All finalists will be celebrated on The Developer and announced on social media. Winners will be featured in a stunning future print edition of The Developer.


The Pineapples All entrants will be invited to The Pineapples party at the Festival of Place on 7 July, 2020 at Tobacco Dock in London where golden pineapples will be served to winners


Other media We will provide information on all winning entries to built environment journalists, newspapers and relevant media


Entry Deadline
Super early bird: 19 December
Early bird: 24 January
Final entry deadline: 20 March


Entry prices

Early bird £550 + VAT (expires 31 January 2020) includes one delegate pass to the Festival of Place (RRP £495 + VAT)

Standard entry price £695 + VAT (includes one delegate pass to the Festival of Place)

Entry plus £1,090 + VAT (includes two Festival of Place delegate passes)


Project team entry: Festival multi-pass £2,600 + VAT (includes up to 8 passes for the Festival of Place)

Additional entry £250 + VAT(excludes a Festival of Place pass)

Hardship entry £POA If you would like to enter but require a hardship rate as a charity, community or social impact organisation please contact james.macleod@oceanmedia.co.uk


All entries include one pass to the Festival of Place (unless otherwise stated) RRP £495 + VAT





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For any queries please contact James.macleod@oceanmedia.co.uk




  • 7 July 2020
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Wapping, London E1W 2SF
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