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DAC Design Awards Scheme

Recognising excellence in design and craftsmanship across our Diocese

The DAC administers the Design Awards Scheme, which recognises excellence in design and craftsmanship, and to encourage the commissioning of individual designs rather than resorting to standard catalogue items.

The scheme applies to everything which requires faculty consent, from small items such as candlesticks and light fittings, to stained glass, memorials, sculpture, paintings, furniture, etc., through to reordering schemes, whole building developments, cremated-remains areas in churchyards, or tree planting project

See which churches received Design Awards in 2022 

Applications for 2024 scheme.

Projects completed between 1st January 2022 and 31st December 2023 will be accepted. If you would like to enter the 2024 Design Awards please download an application form below or complete the online form.

Online submission

Details of your Church

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The personal data provided in this form will be processed for the purposes relating to the application to the DAC design awards scheme which includes distribution to the judging panel and contact with the applicant.

Any photographs submitted may be used to publicise the awards through the diocesan website, social media and printed publications.

A copy of the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance’s Privacy Notice is available here

Previous winners

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