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Entries will only be accepted for schemes developed in the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Due to logistical considerations, we regret we cannot accept schemes based in the Channel Islands or Outer Isles.

  • The entry may be submitted by the owner or occupier or by any member of their respective teams; the Award will be made to the client for the project.
  • All projects for the 2014 Awards must have been completed between 1st January 2010 and 1st November 2013 and the predominant use of the building should be for offices. (B1 offices 'Business' within the Planning Use Classes Order).
  • The project must be over 2,000sqm (21,530sqft) of net office area, except for the Projects up to 2,000sqm category where projects should be below this size and the Innovation category where there is no size limit.
  • There is no limit to the number of schemes that may be submitted but projects may be submitted for a BCO Award in a particular category only once. Phased projects may have separate phases submitted in appropriate years.
  • Each category entry must be accompanied by an entry fee of £360 plus VAT, with cheques made payable to the "British Council for Offices". Entry fees are non refundable.
  • The Board of the British Council for Offices, on the recommendation of the panels of judges, may grant Awards in each of the categories and regions. The BCO reserves the right not to grant an Award in any region or category if, in the opinion of the judges, no scheme submitted reaches the standard considered necessary.
  • Judges reserve the right, without prior consent of the entrants, to move entries to different categories if it is more appropriate.
  • Winners of the Awards will be presented with a trophy which will become the property of the client. Certificates will be available to the organisation entering a winning scheme whose name is entered in the submission form. Additional trophies, certificates and plaques will be available at cost.
  • The presentation of the Awards will take place at a BCO Event. Winners may be asked to make a special presentation of the project at a subsequent BCO meeting or visit.
  • BCO reserves the right to use material submitted in published form.
  • Whilst you (or your licensors) continue to own the copyright in all works forming part of your entry, by submitting an entry you consent to our use of submitted photographic works in any publication, whether or not connected to the BCO Awards, and you now waive all moral rights in such photographic works. We may allow third parties (e.g. journalists) to use such works for BCO purposes. If a third party owns the copyright in such works, you confirm that you have obtained their consent to our use and a waiver of their moral rights for these purposes.
  • The BCO accepts no liability for any inaccurate information contained within the submitted entry as it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide accurate information.
  • Neither the Board of the BCO, nor its Awards Committee or panels of judges, will be responsible for lost submissions.
  • The decision of the Awards Committee will be final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.
  • Full submissions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 29th November 2013.

Legal Notice: Entrants shall grant to the BCO an irrevocable royalty-free sublicensable licence to copy and use any documents submitted in relation to a building for all purposes related to the BCO Awards and any other BCO activities. The BCO reserves the right to use material submitted in published form for the benefit of members.