Welcome to the David Salisbury 'Future of the Conservatory' Design Competition
We're offering design and architecture students the opportunity to win £1,000, an iPad
and a designer / architect interview published on our website.
All you need to do is design an innovative, interesting and inspiring conservatory. If an appropriate
design is selected and we happen to have a suitable project in the pipeline, we'll even consider
building your conservatory.
The competition is open to any student in full time education for the academic years of 2012/2013
or 2013/2014. The competition opens on 1st September 2013 and we'll be accepting submissions until
31st May 2014.
A short list will be compiled by David Salisbury and his team of expert designers. The most innovative
and interesting entries will then be judged by an award winning architect (name TBC). A short list
will be announced by 1st July 2014 and winning submissions will be announced on the 1st August 2014.
Before submitting your entry, please make sure you read all the rules and the terms and conditions.
They cover everything you need to know, including how to present your entry. If you have any questions
regarding any of the rules or the terms and conditions, please email us at:
We look forward to receiving your entries.
PS, We plan to make the competition an annual event. If the first competition
is a success, we will launch the second competition in September 2014.
At David Salisbury, we take pride in producing a wide range of conservatories,
orangeries and other buildings constructed largely from timber and glass. We use the highest quality
materials and design with our customer's individual needs in mind. While entrants should bear this
in mind in this competition, we are looking for innovation and forward thinking designs. We want
to know what the future 'conservatory' could look like.
Feel free to use your imagination and come up with unusual design concepts, but you should also
try to keep build practicalities in mind. We're looking for thoughtful, detailed designs that will catch
the eye and inspire us.
The David Salisbury 'Future of the Conservatory' competition opens for
submissions on 1st September 2013 and we'll be accepting submissions until midnight GMT on 31st
Judging will be undertaken during June and July 2014.
A short list will be announced on 1st July 2014.
Winners will be announced on 1st August 2014.
Prize monies are awarded at the end of August 2014.
Winners architect interviews will be conducted and published on the website at the end of
How To Enter
Prior to entry, please read the rules and the terms and conditions carefully.
Failure to comply with the rules might lead to disqualification. Submission of an entry is taken
as acceptance of all the terms and conditions. You will need to submit:
A 3D graphic model of your design or detailed drawings.
A narrative of how this particular design will help develop and advance the clichéd idea
of the conservatory.
A description of the practical problems you foresee and any constraints on design and the
materials you have chosen.
Winning entrants may also be asked to provide a photograph of themselves and a brief biography
for promotional use. When you have read all the rules and terms and conditions, please send your
entry by email to email@example.com
or by post to Competition, David Salisbury Joinery Ltd, Bennett Road, Highbridge, Somerset,
Entry is free.
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Terms & Conditions
Please read the following rules carefully. Entries that do not abide by the rules will be
We will accept one entry only per designer or architect - please do not send in multiple
Any written elements of the design, like supporting notes for example, must be in English.
The entrant's name should not appear anywhere in their design documentation as judging
will be undertaken anonymously.
Once an entry is received, no edited or amended versions will be accepted.
If entering by email, please provide your name, address, telephone number and details of the full-time education you attend in the body of the email. If entering by post, please write a covering letter containing your name, address, telephone number, email address and details of the full-time education you attend.
There is no entry fee.
In the unlikely event of circumstances arising outside of its control, David Salisbury reserves
the right to cancel this competition at any stage.
All entries will initially be reviewed by David Salisbury and his in house team of conservatory
A short list will be given to our judge (TBC) who will decide the winners and runners
The prizes will be awarded to the designers of the best, eligible conservatory designs
in the opinion of the judge.
We are looking for the most innovative and inspiring conservatory designs, and will
consider all entries on the basis of quality and originality. The competition aims to support
new designers and architects as they embark on their careers.
Winners will be contacted personally by the David Salisbury team either by email or
The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The judging will be fair and independent.
The competition is open to architecture and design students of all nationalities residing
anywhere in the world.
Entrants must be in full time education, either in the academic year 2012 / 2013 or 2013 / 2014, and aged eighteen (18) years or over at the end of their academic year. Students under 18 (at the time they submit their entry) must also provide a written and signed consent from their parent/guardian. This consent must include contact details of parent/guardian and state that the parent/guardian is happy for their son/daughter (include name) to participate in the competition.
Your entry must include:
Detailed drawings or a 3D graphic model of your design.
A narrative of how this particular design will help develop and advance the clichéd
idea of the conservatory.
A description of the practical problems you foresee, any constraints on design and the
materials you have chosen.
Designs entered into any of our previous competitions are ineligible.
Designers and architects can only enter individually, not as part of a team. No more
than one entry may be submitted per person. If more than one entry is submitted, only the
first design received will be considered. All other designs will be ignored.
The design submitted must be original, and entirely the designer's own work. It must
not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third party.
No one directly associated with or employed by David Salisbury or their direct families
may enter the competition.
David Salisbury reserves the right to refuse entry to the competition for any reason
at its absolute discretion. No discussion will be entered into.
By submitting a conservatory design to the David Salisbury 'Future of the Conservatory' competition, the entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that, free of any fees or royalty payments, their design:
Will be made available for publication on the David Salisbury website.
May be published or broadcast (in whole or in part) via any medium.
Will be used (in whole or in part) in advertising and marketing material via any medium.
Entrants will also allow David Salisbury to use their name, likeness and a brief biography for promotional use via any medium.