New Homes Awards 2016:become a reader judge

Do you have what it takes to become one of the 18 avid readers needed in our judging panel for the 2016 Evening Standard New Homes Awards?

We are looking for 18 avid readers of Homes & Property, each with a passion for property, who would like to be part of our judging panel for the 2016 Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

You will join industry experts to choose the very best homes and developments in London and the South-East. 

A shortlist of schemes will be prepared by a team of experts, who will visit each site, but our reader judges will choose the winners in each category.

Reader judges do not need any professional qualifications — just bags of enthusiasm for excellent architecture and design. Your job will be to recognise both the good and bad points of house building today across all sectors of the industry, from starter homes to luxurious mansions.

Judging must be completely independent, so reader judges must have no direct connections to builders or developers, and they must not have served on our panel in previous years.

How to apply
If you would like to take part, tell us in no more than 150 words why you feel qualified for the task, detailing relevant knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. You would need to be free for a couple of hours on the evening of Wednesday, March 2, to attend the selection process in Kensington (refreshments provided) and all day on Thursday, April 7, for the final judging.

Please email your application to

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