Dumfries and Galloway Council is using the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design to launch its first Design Awards for the best designed buildings in the region.
The awards aim to recognise, promote and celebrate examples of exceptional design quality within both the urban and rural parts of the region.
All types of building projects are eligible, small or large , urban or rural, domestic or commercial.
All buildings entered must be within Dumfries and Galloway and have been built in the period between 1 March 2014 and 1 March 2016.
There is no entry fee and anyone can make applications by 5pm on Monday 9 May 2016.
Further information is available from Development Planning, Militia House, English Street, Dumfries DG1 2HR, 01387 260191 or online at www/dumgal.gov.uk/ldp.