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Bat Box Design Competition - Deadline Extension

— 16 Oct 2017


Due to a high level of interest in the Jonathan Rhind Architects’ design competition to create a bijou heritage bat box the deadline for entries has been extended to allow entrants more time to finalise their designs.

Last month we challenged aspiring and established designers to create designs for a bat box to accommodate a colony of up to 50 bats, suitable for a historic or listed building.

Entrants now have until Friday, November 17th to submit designs.

Entries will be judged by leading figures in nature and historic building conservation in the region, including Senior Architect at Jonathan Rhind Architects, Julian Clayton.

He said: “As a practice specialising in the repair and renovation of historic buildings, we often have to consider bats in our work and look at what we must do to support them.

“Although the standard bat boxes are adequate in providing a home for bats, they are often far from ideal to be attached to the side of a church or listed building, as they simply don’t complement the aesthetic.

“We have launched this competition to find a bat box that will help to retain the original character of historic buildings, as well as providing a roosting place for bats.

“We hope the extended deadline will give more designers the opportunity to contribute to this important conservation and heritage project.”

Entries will be divided into two categories: Best entry by a person under 16 and best entry by a person 16 and over. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each category, with £150, £100 and £50 prize money for the under 16 category and £250, £100 and £50 for the over 16 category.

The deadline for entries is now Friday, November 17th, 2017. Winners will be announced on Monday, 11th December 2017.

Entries should be sent to [email protected].

For full terms and conditions, competition brief and information pack, visit

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