The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched its awards that recognise the best pub designs.
The awards, held in association with English Heritage and the Victorian Society, recognise high standards of architecture in refurbishment and conservation of exists pubs, and the construction of new ones.
The categories are: New Build Pub, Conversion to Pub Use, Refurbished Pub, and the CAMRA/English Heritage Conservation award, which recognises the best efforts to conserve pubs.
The 2010 awards will be judged by the regular panel of architects, authors, historians and heritage experts.
Panel chairman Sean Murphy said: "At a time when many valued community pubs are under threat, it's fantastic to see the wealth of suggestions we've had informally put forward to us in light of opening the 2010 competition today.
"Now the competition is officially open, we look forward to receiving examples of the best designs in the country where work has taken place during 2009."
Application forms can be downloaded from www.camra.org.uk/pdaentryform, with entries submitted by email to email@example.com or posted to:
CAMRA Pub Design Awards
Campaign for Real Ale Ltd
230 Hatfield Road
The closing date for all entries will be Thursday 30 September 2010.