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Enter the Period Living Home & Garden of the Year awards

If you feel proud of your period home or garden, enter Period Living's Home & Garden of the Year awards and you could win a cash prize of up to £1,000

Restored 18th century farmhouse in summer with blue skies winner of Period Living home of the year 2021
(Image credit: Darren Chung)

Homes & Gardens' sister magazine Period Living is inviting readers to enter their completed home improvements, garden, or interior decoration projects in the Home & Garden of the Year awards 2022. We can’t wait to see the schemes you’ve come up with for all kinds of period properties, large and small, and to hear their unique stories. 

Enter the Home & Garden of the Year awards (opens in new tab) today for a chance to win a cash prize of up to £1,000. 

If you’re not quite ready to enter your own home, then maybe a friend or family member has a stylish house or garden that’s worth shouting about. Why not encourage them to enter our awards? Or maybe you’d like to say thank you to a craftsperson or tradesperson who helped you with your renovation or garden? Mention them in your entry and we’ll make sure they get the plaudits they deserve if your home is selected as one of our winners.

Our previous award-winning period homes have come in all shapes and sizes: thatched country cottages and farmhouses, neat Victorian terraces, large manor houses, smart apartments, seaside boltholes, and townhouses – tall and small. Our winning gardens have been just as varied, from cottage garden classics to landscaped vistas and walled kitchen gardens. If you’re proud of your home or garden, we’re sure to love it too. 

We want to see…

  • Elegant townhouses and semis
  • Cosy cottages and terraces
  • Fabulous farmhouses
  • Intriguing listed buildings
  • Characterful conversions - barns, schools, chapels, pubs, windmills
  • Extended homes
  • First-time and DIY projects
  • And gorgeous gardens, large and small

How to enter

Enter using the form here (opens in new tab)and follow the instructions on the entry form. You will need to have the following information ready to complete your application: 

Tell us in up to 500 words why you think your home should win, giving us details of how it looked before you renovated, what you’ve achieved and how you’ve gone about it. Please also tell us what period or original features you’ve managed to restore or reinstate. Include the names of any stand-out craftspeople or tradespeople who you feel deserve a mention for their work on your project. 

Make sure you include photos of all the main rooms in the house, or main areas of the garden for a garden entry – quick snaps will do. 

Don’t forget to include a photo of the exterior of the property, too, and any features of the house or garden that you are particularly proud of. 

The Period Living Home & Garden of the Year awards are open to residents of Great Britain only. Full terms and conditions can be found here. The closing date for all entries is 5pm on Monday 6 June 2022. 

The prizes

The winners will be announced in Period Living's November 2022 issue and all prizewinning entries will be featured in future issues of the magazine. 

The winner of Home of the Year will scoop a fabulous £1,000 cash prize, our Garden of the Year will win £500 in cash and three category winners – Best Project, Best Listed Home and Best Vintage Style will each receive a £500 cash prize. Winners will also receive a year’s free subscription to Period Living magazine, worth over £50. For more details of the categories, see below. 

Home of the Year - prize £1,000

One overall winner will win a fabulous £1,000 cash prize. All winning entries will also receive a free Period Living subscription. 

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Garden of the Year – prize £500 
Enter if you’ve worked hard on your garden design and planting. We’re looking for harmonious schemes with year-round interest. 

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Best Project – prize £500
Have you completed an extension, added a new kitchen or reconfigured the inside space? This is the category for you.

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Best Listed Home 
If you’ve restored and preserved a listed home to
an exceptional standard, enter this category.  

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The Sash Window Workshop specialises in manufacturing and installing high-quality, traditional timber windows and doors, which are designed to improve energy efficiency, while preserving the character of your period home. For more details visit The Sash Window Workshop (opens in new tab).

Best Vintage Style - prize £500
In this category we want to see period homes furnished
and decorated with a well-curated vintage style. 

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Enter today for your chance to win

The winning entries will be announced in Period Living's November 2022 issue, and winning homes and gardens will be featured in full in future issues. Fill in the entry form here (opens in new tab).  

This feature was created by H&G sister brand, Period Living magazine

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Karen is the houses editor for homesandgardens.com and homes editor for the brand’s sister titles, Period Living and Country Homes & Interiors, and an experienced writer on interiors and gardens. She loves visiting historic houses for Period Living and writing about rural properties for Country Homes & Interiors, and working with photographers to capture all shapes and sizes of properties. Karen began her career as a sub editor at Hi-Fi News and Record Review magazine, starting to write album reviews just as they switched from vinyl to CD releases. Her move to women’s magazines came soon after, in the shape of Living magazine, which covered cookery, fashion, beauty, homes and gardening. From Living Karen moved to Ideal Home magazine, where as deputy chief sub, then chief sub, she started to really take an interest in properties, architecture, interior design and gardening.