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


Categories Pineapples will be awarded for the best Future Place, Place in Progress, Contribution to Place and Completed Place in the UK. New for 2020 is the International Future Place category welcoming entries from outside of the UK.


Click here for more information on the categories and criteria


Entry Deadline
Super early bird: 19 December
Early bird: 24 January ** deadline extended until 31 January **
Final entry deadline: 20 March


Entry prices

Ticket type

Early bird rate

(ends 31 January)

Standard rate (ends 20 March)

One Entry (one awards entry and one delegate pass for the Festival of Place)



Entry plus (one awards entry and two delegate passes for the Festival of Place)



Additional entries (price per entry and excludes Festival of Place delegate pass. Only available after the first entry is completed and applicable to all subsequent entries)



Project team multi-pass (includes one awards entry and up to 8 delegate passes for the Festival of Place)



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





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