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07/04/2017

NI’s best places competition launched

Words: Laura Edgar
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RTPI Northern Ireland has launched a competition to find the country’s best place.

Members of the public are being asked to take part in the competition, which aims to celebrate attractive and inspiring places. Similar competitions have been held in England, Scotland and Wales.

The competition was launched by president of the RTPI, Stephen Wilkinson, at Queen’s University Belfast yesterday (6 April).

He said: “Your best place could be a natural landscape, a historic town, perhaps a national park. It might be a vibrant and diverse community you are especially proud of, a special place within a city, a stunning cultural quarter or a neighbourhood.

“There is no single definition of a ‘best place.’ We are leaving that up to you. We want your suggestions.”

Beverly Clyde, Chair of RTPI Northern Ireland added: “We want to recognise those special places which we cherish because they have been protected, carefully planned or improved. I expect competition will be fierce and people will be passionate because they care about the places that mean most to them”.

Any member of the public can nominate their Best Place in Northern Ireland. The deadline for nominations is 2 June. A  panel of judges will then come up with a short list of their top 10 and then the public will be invited to vote for its favourite.

To nominate:
  • Use the on-line form on the RTPI website
  • E-mail your nomination to: [email protected]
  • Tweet or Instagram ideas using #RTPINIbestplaces at @RTPINI

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