2015 Awards to launch in September
The 11th annual Countryside Alliance Awards, aka The Rural Oscars, are to launch in September 2015. 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. Please note that the Awards run across England and Wales only. Scotland has its own Awards scheme.
The timetable for the 2015 Awards is as follows:
14 September 2015 - open to public nomination at www.countryside-alliance.org.uk across the following categories:
- Local Food
- Village Shop/ Post Office
- Rural Tourism (new to 2015)
2 November 2015 - close to public nomination.
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.
April 2016 the Parliamentary Grand Final will be held and a Champion announced in each category.