THE Civic Trust has launched its latest search for the best designed rural buildings in England, which is held every two years - the alternate years are for urban architecture and design.
The competition gives architects and designers based in market towns or villages a chance to display their wares against their big-city colleagues and the Yorkshire Dales have in the past produced several winners, including the converted Victoria Mill in Skipton and small office developments at Broughton Hall.
The competition for 2007 is open to new and converted buildings of any shape or size. The last rural round won awards for a teashop in Northumberland, a bridge in Suffolk and the revitalised prom at Hornsea in East Yorkshire.
Entries close on September 13 and entry forms can be downloaded from www.civictrust.org.uk