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2018 Awards


We are pleased to announce that we are once again running the prestigious CPRE Norfolk Awards.   The Awards Ceremony will be held at  The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral  on Monday 19th November this year.

The CPRE Norfolk Awards scheme was launched in 1979 to recognise significant achievements in buildings and landscape.  It is one of the longest running Awards schemes in the county and to date almost 500 projects have been given Awards.

The Awards have been refreshed and revived for 2018 to reflect our major campaign focus ‘A Vision for Norfolkwww.v4n.org.uk which looks at the challenges to our County over the next several years and proposes common-sense solutions which encourage sustainable growth and benefit all of us.

We are thrilled that this year the Awards are being sponsored by

William Morfoot  www.williammorfoot.co.uk  land drainage specialists   

West Norfolk Academies Trust  www.westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk     

The Categories

1. Green Build Award

We are looking for projects which:

  • Build sustainable living and communities
  • Reduce energy, carbon and water usage and lead on creating more of a circular waste stream
  • Use local labour/suppliers and materials, including recycled/re-used materials
  • Show a creative and imaginative approach to revival and regeneration including sensitive development of brownfield sites and/or featuring under-utilised buildings
  • Sit comfortably in their surroundings and/or blend in with the local vernacular


2. Thriving Countryside Award

We are looking for projects which:

  • Demonstrate a countryside or farming initiative designed to protect an integral area of Norfolk countryside long-term
  • Enable that area of Norfolk countryside to be economically viable
  • Offer new or increased enjoyable access to that area of Norfolk countryside
  • Promote and interpret that landscape’s characteristics and biodiversity
  • Engage a wide section of the community, broadening participation and widening understanding of the countryside


3. Engaged Youth Award

We are looking for projects which:

  • Demonstrate a schools or youth educational or practical project engaging young people in shaping our rural environment for the future
  • Are designed in part or in whole by young people
  • Enhance the wellbeing of young people over the long-term
  • Encourage new forms of appreciating nature, and living or working in the countryside
  • Engage and work within the education system to foster a new approach to caring for the environment and for communities


4. Successful Campaign Award

We are looking for projects which:

  • Demonstrate campaigning involving a large section of the community and its support
  • Improve the environment and liveability of that community
  • Break new ground in promoting best practice sustainable rural living
  • Are inspiring and replicable elsewhere
  • Have helped to change perception and/or behaviour by the local community or local authority

For more information and application forms, click on the categories on the left.

You can nominate your own project, or pass this onto someone else you think deserves to win, or let us know about a project and we can look into it.   The deadline to apply is the end of August and judging will take place in September.

All short-listed candidates will be invited to an evening Awards Ceremony at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral on Monday 19th November from 6pm.   Charles Barratt of Barratt and Cooke, one of our Patrons, has kindly agreed to hand out the Awards.   Winners receive a beautiful heavy green metal plaque and framed certificate and runners-up also receive a framed certficate.   You can see all the photographs and winners from our last Awards here.

Please SHARE this on social media – we want to know about all worthy projects in Norfolk so we can reward and celebrate the best of them!   If you need any more information please contact helenl@cprenorfolk.org.uk or telephone 01603 761660.





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