Entries are being invited for this year’s CPRE Sussex Countryside Awards, which seeks to identify and reward sustainable or low carbon initiatives which enrich and support the local environment.
Individuals and groups should enter projects completed between December 2016 and January 2020 which fall into any of three categories:
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
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
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 Thurs 30 April 2020. It is free to enter, and a panel of judges will visit shortlisted projects during June.
Winners will be invited to the Awards Ceremony to be held during the evening of Weds 14 Oct 2020 at Hendall Manor Barns in Heron’s Ghyll near Uckfield in East Sussex – itself a CPRE Countryside Awards winner in 2017.
The Countryside Awards are presented every three years. For further details of the three categories, the entry process and examples of previous winners, please visit: www.cpresussex.org.uk/awards