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The ‘Rural Oscars’ Are Back!

The Countryside Alliance Awards, the ‘Rural Oscars’, our gold standard awards are returning for their 14th year and this is your chance to be a part of the highlight of the rural calendar. Thousands of nominations will be submitted; skills and produce, tradition, enterprise, and the people behind the businesses will be judged; and the champions crowned.

From thousands of nominations 9 regional champions from 5 categories will be invited to Parliament for the national finals, and in the presence of MPs and Ministers (it is the highlight of the political year after all!) just 5 will be crowned national rural champions.

Nominations open in September and close on 16 December 2018 with regional champions announced in May 2019. Then, what you’ll all have been waiting for, the finals! To be held in June 2019 at the House of Lords.

If you know a retailer who defies the “doom and gloom” tales of rural decline and brightens up your community then nominate them below for a COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARD!

Nominate now

The 5 categories are:

Local Food/Drink

Have they put the community on the map via the quality and diversity of local produce being sold?

Village Shop/ Post Office

Are they the cornerstone of the village and breathed life into the community and local economy?


 Is traditional butchery at the heart of the enterprise or have they brought a modern twist to this ancient skill?

Rural Enterprise

Is this business a growing asset to its community and making a real contribution?


Would winning this competition reward a really special enterprise and tell a positive story about rural life while championing local food and drink?

For all inquiries about the awards please contact: Sarah Lee on [email protected] or call 0207 840 9253.


Scottish Rural Awards –

The Scottish Rural Awards are the ultimate benchmark of excellence in Scotland’s countryside – a celebration of the enterprise, innovation, dedication and community spirit of those who live in rural Scotland.

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