2015 Awards are now open to nominations
The 11th annual Countryside Alliance Awards, aka The Rural Oscars, have opened to nominations. The Awards honour rural businesses through the characters who work so hard to make our countryside tick. Across several categories we give a voice and a platform to the unsung heroes of the countryside.
The Awards are public-nomination led, so your support is vitally important if you want your favourite local business to take top honours.
- Local Food
- Village Shop/ Post Office
- Rural Tourism (new to 2015)
We will close to nominations in early November. Please note that you can vote as often as you like and for as many rural businesses as you choose. Don't forget to tell us as much as possible about your chosen business - it's up to you to catch the judges' eyes and propel your business into the national spotlight.
Finalists will be chosen. A maximum of five businesses will be shortlisted in each category. These business will then be visited and judged and will be invited to the Parliamentary finals in April 2016 to hear if they are Champion of their category.
February 2016 - champions of Welsh business will be announced at Cardiff Bay
April 2016 the Parliamentary Grand Final will be held and a Champion announced in each category.
Please note that the Awards run across England and Wales only. Scotland has its own Awards scheme.