Local Government News (LGN) is accepting nominations for the 2013 Street Design Awards. The Street Design Awards recognise best practice and innovation in street design schemes across the UK. The awards are free to enter and are divided into six categories: urban green space, highways, public lighting, children's play, community-led design and pedestrian environment.

The awards are open to all local authorities in the UK. The private sector can enter on behalf of a local authority, provided they obtain written permission first. The LGN editorial team will visit all winning entries between May-June 2013 to see the sucessful schemes first-hand, meet those involved and present the award. The winning entries will be written up in a special supplement.

Entering the awards is free and easy. Your entry should include a scheme overview of around 500 words, outlining the aims and purposes of the scheme. It should be concise and easy to understand, and explain what you wanted to achieve and how you went about achieving it.

‘Before’ and ‘after’ photographs are a good opportunity to show off particular aspects of your project that you are proud of and help the judges put the scheme into context.

To finish, a list of materials used, with the name of all your clients, contractors, suppliers and designers involved in the scheme, should be included. The overall cost of the scheme is also essential.

For further details and to make a nomination, visit the LGN Street Design Awards website. The closing date for nominations is the 26th April 2013.