The Countryside Alliance Awards, the ‘Rural Oscars’, our gold standard awards are now open for nominations. Nominations close 8th December 2019.
Over 17,000 of nominations were submitted last year and the skills, produce, tradition, enterprise, and the people behind the businesses were crowned champions at our Winner's Reception at the House of Lords.
Nominations are open for the 2020 Awards and we are looking to find the best rural businesses across the country. Nominate your favourite business in the following categories and support someone who is going the extra mile in your community. The regional champions from 5 categories*, the Game Champion and Clarissa Dickson Wright Award shortlists will be invited to Parliament for the national finals, and in the presence of MPs and Ministers we will crown national rural champions.
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?
Butcher - 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?
Pub - Would winning this competition reward a really special enterprise and tell a positive story about rural life while championing local food and drink?
Game Champion - Is this business innovative and excels in promoting and marketing game to the public, tapping into the growing interest in game meat?
Clarissa Dickson Wright Award - This Award centres on her belief in campaigning, educating and prioritising slow food, taste, quality and support for our farmers and producers.
For all inquiries about the awards please contact: Sarah Lee on [email protected] or call 0207 840 9253.