Living Countryside Awards 2021: how to apply

On this page you will find all the information you need to nominate your favourite project or your own organisation. Please take some time to read this page carefully before submitting an application.

Key dates

Applications open at 9:00 am on Monday 15th February 2021.

Applications close at 5:30 pm on Monday 26th April 2021. *Please note the new deadline date*


What sorts of question will I be asked?

  • We need to know which category your nominated project falls into and how it meets the criteria.
  • We also want to know about how your project is making a positive difference in your community or beyond.
  • We recognise that the last year has been challenging so we’re also asking applicants to tell us a little bit about the challenges they have faced as a result of Covid-19 and how they have responded.


Can I include additional material?

Yes please! We would love to see any photographs, short videos, plans etc that you think would help us to see why you think your application deserves an award. Just follow the onscreen guidance on file types and sizes.


Online application form

You can find our easy to use online application form here.

If you would like to plan out your application on paper first you can download a Word Document version here: LCA Application Form 2021

A PDF Version can be accessed here: PDF 2021 LCA Application Form

If you encounter any problems with the online submission process or have any questions please get in touch via


General guidance

Previous nominees (including award winners) are welcome to reapply but should clearly show how they have progressed or developed since their last application.

Projects should fall, or have a significant impact, within the county of Bedfordshire.

You may nominate your own project or one you know of but please get the project manager’s permission first

Projects can take any form, including businesses, charities, voluntary or community groups, schools, clubs and individuals.

We may use submitted photographs and quotes from your written material on our website and social media channels to help promote the awards. By submitting your form you are agreeing to CPRE Bedfordshire using your information in this way. Personal email addresses and other contact details will not be made public. If you have any questions about how we will use the information you submit please contact

Finalists may be filmed as part of the process.


More information

Find out more about the categories.

What are the benefits of applying or nominating a project?

Companions Real Bread - 2018 entrant

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