The Countryside Alliance Awards are a unique annual celebration of rural life, produce and communities. Nicknamed "The Rural Oscars" these awards are broad in scope, highly coveted and a great morale boost to those in the running.
The Awards are simple: they are nomination led, and members of the local community can nominate who they they think are the best in their area in each category along with what makes their choice so special. If the case is made passionately enough that person, shop, business or community group could be on the way to regional, or maybe even national, glory.
The categories are as follows:
1.Local Food Award
2.Daily Telegraph Village Shop/ PO Award
More information on the awards and online nominations can be made at the Countryside Alliance website http://www.countrysideallianceawards.org.uk/nomination (external link)