Don't Move, Improve! 2021
Don't Move, Improve! encourages great design in everyday life, celebrating the newest and most innovative home improvement projects from across London. The annual competition – now celebrating its 11th year – showcases the diversity and character of homes being re-designed in London.
Reimaging awkward layouts to create vibrant new living spaces, as well as beautiful detailing and craftsmanship; the projects featured in Don’t Move, Improve! demonstrate exceptional innovation, cost-effectiveness and creativity that greatly adds to the neighborhoods of London and to the quality of life of the residents.
With an annual exhibition, magazine and regular advice sessions with architects, engineers and designers the programme aims to celebrate London’s best domestic-scale designs and encourage homeowners to embark on their own home improvement project.
2021 Key Dates
Call for Entries opens – October 2020
Submissions Deadline – November 2020
Shortlist announced – January 2021
Winners announcement and exhibition opening – March 2021
Special Prizes 
In 2020 we added a number of special prizes that highlight emerging trends and key challenges within home improvement projects.
Unique Character Prize
Awarded to the design that shows true originality and creates its own individual personality or style
Urban Oasis of the Year
Recognising innovative urban gardens, this prize celebrates the best outside oasis whether that be a courtyard, a rooftop, or a beautiful balcony space.
Compact Design of the Year
Awarded to the project that demonstrates ingenuity and creativity in a design with tight space constraints
Best Project under £75K
Recognising great value, this prize is given to the best transformation under £75,000
Environmental Leadership Prize
Awarded to the project that exhibits thought leadership for environmental considerations such as long-life design, sustainable materials and energy efficiency.
On reflection of this the themes among the submissions, further special prizes will be selected and announced, informing the content of the exhibition, magazine, and online activity.