Could your village win 'Village of the Year'?

27 April 2017

Village of the Year 2017 is a brand new Channel 4 series presented by Penelope Keith and will celebrate all that is great about our rural communities. Could you be the winner?

Channel 4 are looking for villages that have a history & heritage; activities & events; picturesque with a great sense of community! Village of the Year

Penelope will preside over heats, semi-finals and final, with a panel of expert judges deciding which villages will progress through the rounds before revealing their winner, based on the following criteria: Appearance; History & Heritage; Village Events; Activities; and Visitor Experience.

They will award their chosen village with the accolade of Village of the Year and £10,000 to be used for a worthwhile community project.

For more information and to find out how to take part visit or

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 14 May 2017.

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