Living Waterways Awards 2020

Has your project made a splash?

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If you are involved with a project that is helping to transform lives and make the nation’s waterways better places to spend time, then we want to hear from you.

The Awards

Our flagship awards programme, the Living Waterways Awards, is now open for entries. Through these Awards we shine a spotlight on the amazing work being done individuals, communities and organisations across Great Britain to make life better by water.

The Awards are led by an independent panel of judges under the guardianship of Sue Wilkinson, one of our trustees. Past winners have come from the voluntary, environmental, arts, heritage, engineering and architecture sectors, reflecting the diverse range of projects that are bringing life to canals, rivers, lochs, lakes and reservoirs around the UK.

Award categories

We want to celebrate the very best projects and activities taking place on these canals and rivers and there are six awards up for grabs making sure that every area of work can receive recognition:

  1. Art, Culture & Events
  2. Built Environment
  3. Engaging Communities
  4. Heritage & Conservation
  5. Learning & Skills
  6. Natural Environment

Enter today to make sure that you, your team and your work gets the appreciation it deserves!

Awards timeline

Thursday 6 February 2020: Living Waterways Awards open for entries

Thursday 26 March 2020: Awards close and assessment process gets underway

Thursday 2 July 2020: Finalists announced

Thursday 24 September: Winners announced a gala ceremony in Birmingham

Last date edited: 13 February 2020