Manchester architects and others around the UK might want to consider applying for the Wood Awards: Excellence in Architecture and Product Design 2015 if they want to showcase their latest projects and really make a name for themselves in their chosen field.

There are various categories you can enter depending on your speciality – Education and Public Sector, Commercial and Leisure, Private, Small Project, Interiors and Existing Building. There are also a variety of categories relating to furniture that might be more applicable – Bespoke, Student Designer and Production Made.

Chaired in 2015 by editor of the London Design Guide Max Fraser, anybody with a building or furniture project that has been completed in the last two years can enter, with the judges visiting all competitors on the shortlist to reach to their final decision.

Past winners of the top prize – the Arnold Laver Gold Award – include the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft by Adam Richards Architects, the Hurlingham Club Outdoor Pool by David Morley Architects and the Rothschild Foundation by Stephen Marshall Architects.

“We are pleased to be associated with The Wood Awards for another year and are proud to sponsor the illustrious Gold Awards, which recognises the very best of what our industry has to offer. We will certainly be encouraging all our stakeholders – and the wider design and construction community – to take an interest and where possible get involved,” Andrew Laver remarked.

If you want to enter, you can find application forms on the Wood Awards website.