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New competition to find Northern Ireland’s Best Places

06 April 2017

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Are you proud of the place where you were born, live or work? Do you think it has the potential to be nominated as one of the top 10 best places in Northern Ireland and be crowned the overall winner as Northern Ireland’s Best Place?

Members of the public are being asked to take part in a new competition launched today to celebrate some of our most attractive and inspiring places. It is being run by the RTPI Northern Ireland with similar competitions already successfully run in Scotland, England and Wales.

Launching the competition at Queen's University Belfast last night, President of the RTPI Stephen Wilkinson said:

“Your best place could be a natural landscape, a historic town, perhaps a national park. It might be a vibrant and diverse community you are especially proud of, a special place within a city, a stunning cultural quarter or a neighbourhood. You could nominate an area that has undergone significant regeneration and has been transformed by that process. There is no single definition of a ‘best place.’ We are leaving that up to you. We want your suggestions.”

Beverly Clyde, Chair of RTPI Northern Ireland said:

“We want to recognise those special places which we cherish because they have been protected, carefully planned or improved. I expect competition will be fierce and people will be passionate because they care about the places that mean most to them”.

Any member of the public can nominate their Best Place in Northern Ireland. You have until 2 June to make your nomination. A diverse panel of judges will then come up with a short list of their top ten and then we will invite a public vote.

Has the place you are most proud of got what it takes to be named the overall winner of Northern Ireland’s Best Place competition?

Nominating is simple:

More information: RTPI Northern Ireland

Read about the competitions we've run in Scotland, England and Wales