King of Prussia Gold Medal 2017
The search is on for entries to the 2017 King of Prussia Gold Medal Award for the best church conservation or repair projects.
The online entry form can be found at the bottom of this webpage.
The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize, and the architects responsible for the winning project will receive the prestigous King of Prussia Gold Medal.
Innovative, high quality church conservation or repair work that has successfully overcome a major aesthetic or technical challenge is eligible to be entered for The King of Prussia's Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal was the gift of King Freidrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia in 1857, who was highly impressed with British Victorian church architecture.
The award is run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association.
A prestigious award
The architects responsible for the winning project will receive the King of Prussia Gold Medal. This was designed by Christophe Karl Pfeuffer, a medallist and coin engraver who in 1840 received an appointment at the Berlin Mint. In 1845 he was promoted to the rank of first medallist to the Mint and was described as a person who modelled quickly and carefully, and took good likenesses, but was perhaps too hasty and prolific. His medal of the Third Century of the Reformation at Berlin in 1839 is considered one of his most successful productions.
The judges for The King of Prussia Gold Medal Award 2017 will include HRH The Duke Gloucester KG GCVO, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust, and Prince Nicholas von Preussen.
'Young Church Architect or Surveyor of the Year'
A 'Young Church Architect or Surveyor of the Year' award is available to an architect under 40 who has worked on a winning or shortlisted design entered for The King of Prussia Gold Medal or The Presidents' Award.
The King of Prussia Gold Medal for church repair and conservation architecture was won by architects Lloyd Evans Prichard for their work to restore the spire of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s St James church, New Brighton, Merseyside. Architects Jonathan Rhind were highly commended for their King of Prussia entry for tower and belfry repairs to St Mary’s church, High Bickington, Devon.
How to enter
Projects must be entered for The King of Prussia Gold Medal Award by 14th July 2017. From the entries, a shortlist will be announced in early September and more details about the shortlisted projects will then need to be provided to the judges of the Award. The winner will be announced at a special awards ceremony to be held in London on 26 October 2017.
Entry rules are simple
1. The conservation or repair project must have been carried out for a church or chapel belonging to a Christian denomination in the UK, in use for regular worship, and over one hundred years old.
2. The project must have been completed within the last three years.
The King of Prussia Gold Medal Award Entry Form
Please complete the form below to submit your entry for The King of Prussia Gold Medal Award. You must submit three photographs of the project, but can upload five in total. Please also upload plans or drawings of the project.
Please note that when shortlisting, the judges will only see the information, photos and plans you have uploaded, so make sure you provide as much detail as possible.
If you have any questions, please call us on 020 7222 0605.