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World Habitat Awards 2012/2013
Currently in their twenty-seventh year, the World Habitat Awards recognise innovative and sustainable housing and habitat projects worldwide. The competition is open to all individuals and organisations, including central and local governments, NGOs, community-based groups, research organisations and the private sector.

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

Each winning project receives:

  • International recognition for their work
  • The opportunity for transfer of the award-winning approach with the ongoing support of BSHF
  • A cash prize of £10,000.

For further details on how to enter please visit the World Habitat Awards website.

To make an submission online please click here.

Please note that the deadline for receiving all submissions is 1st November 2012.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to email us at or phone +44 (0)1530 510444 and ask to speak to a member of the World Habitat Awards team.


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