Judges & Assessors

Each year our team of highly qualified and experienced judges visit entries to assess/judge them against the appropriate criteria. Visit last from one hour up to four hours depending on the size of the entry.  For mainstream entries (Villages, Towns, Cities etc.) two judges visit and for other campaigns such as Our Schools Community, Park, Churchyards, Cemeteries & Its Your Neighbourhood Scheme entries it is usually a single judge.  Once judges have visited the site and considered how closely the entry meets the criteria the make an award. The award system recognises every entrant’s efforts in improving their local environment with an award based on the standard achieved, not just a case of Pass or Fail as in other campaigns.

Entrants are assessed to a consistent standard with each entry receiving an award that recognises the standard reached. The awards are:


Outstanding – (85% and above)
(overall 170-200 points)

Silver Gilt

Very good – (70-84%)
(Overall 139-169 points)


Good – (55-69%)
(Overall 109-138 points)


Average – (39-54%)
(Overall 78-108 points)

Certificate of Commendation

Fair – (0-38%)
(Overall 0-77 points)