Judges & Assessors?

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

The awards are:

Medal Guide:

  • Gold, Excellent 85-100 Points;
  • Silver Gilt, Very Good 75-84 Points;
  • Silver, Good 60-74 Points;
  • Bronze, Satisfactory 50-59 Points.

Certificate of Commendation 49 Points and below – no medal awarded.

Criteria & Scoring information will be made available to all those who sign up and enter our annual competition, this in the form of a manual available electronically.


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