They’re back — the UK’s most prestigious homes and product design awards return for their fifth year. The Grand Designs Awards, tied to the hit Channel 4 TV series, celebrate the most innovative and beautiful domestic architecture and product design.

Kevin McCloud (below) ACID Ambassador and presenter of Grand Designs comments:

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“There are awards, and then there are the Grand Designs Awards. These are the awards that really matter, that are wide-reaching, and that are supported by some of the finest and most authorative judges in the country. They are widely respected throughout the industry, and the projects that win are truly first-class. They’re awards that connect with the public. They’re about people who have passion – who create and enter their projects, and it’s great to reward such dedication.”

The search is now on for the best homes and products from around the globe that demonstrate the determination, dreams and sheer hard work of ordinary people creating extraordinary things. Just like the TV programme, the awards are renowned for championing cutting-edge contemporary house design and pioneering products from tomorrow’s design scene. New for 2010 are categories that recognise the best international home, and two new green design categories created in partnership with acclaimed eco-charity BioRegional. The judges this year include some of the biggest names in the business, such as ACID Ambassador Sebastian Conran, Wayne Hemingway, George Clarke, Orla Kiely and Oliver Heath.

The Grand Designs Awards 2010 launches on 3 December 2009.  Deadline for entries is 21 February 2010. All entries must be made online at Winners and finalists will be announced at the official VIP awards ceremony on 6 May 2010 in central London and Kevin McCloud will present the awards.

For further information on the Grand Designs Awards 2010 click here,  contact Nisha Ashra on 01992 570 030; email or visit

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