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The Countryside Awards 2020 are open for entries

19th February 2020

Wanted – countryside heroes!

Join us in celebrating what’s great about Sussex.

Entries are now open for this year’s CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards, recognizing and rewarding sustainable or low carbon initiatives that enrich and support the Sussex countryside.

We want individuals and groups to enter projects completed between December 2016 and January 2020, under these categories:

  • Empowering Communities: recognizing individuals who make an outstanding contribution towards conservation, biodiversity or climate change. The winner of this will be voted for by a public online vote and will be presented with The Peter Brandon Award.
  • Connecting People and the Countryside: recognizing community groups, local enterprises and schools whose projects and initiatives contribute to enhancing and protecting the countryside and encourage engagement with the natural world.
  • Promoting Nature and the Countryside: recognizing community groups and enterprises with inspiring projects and initiatives that contribute towards a sustainable rural community and thriving countryside.

‘So many people make a positive contribution to the Sussex countryside and rural communities,’ says Director of CPRE Sussex Kia Trainor. ‘Climate change and declining wildlife are real challenges and it is important to highlight the achievements of local individuals and groups, so please enter now so that we can celebrate your good work!’

The deadline for submitting entries is the 30th April 2020. It is FREE to enter.

Winners will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on the evening of 14th October 2020 at Hendall Manor Barns in Heron’s Ghyll near Uckfield in East Sussex – a CPRE Countryside Awards winner in 2017.

For further details of the three categories, details of past winners and how to enter, please download the Guidance Notes, Application Form and 2017 Winners information below:

CPRE Sussex Awards Application Form 2020

CPRE Sussex Awards Guidance Notes 2020

CPRE Sussex Countryside Award Winning Projects 2017