Categories for projects worth under £100,000 have been reviewed to incorporate five bands to reflect the variation between schemes of different values and to allow more opportunities for small businesses to enter.
There are now a total of 13 categories in the Bradstone-sponsored awards.
APL chair and chair of the judging panel Mark Gregory explained: "The awards provide a great opportunity for businesses to showcase and shout about their work."
Initial entry forms must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September. The closing date for full entries is 28 October.