The search is on for the best schemes, projects and initiatives that are helping to make life better by water. Now in our seventeenth year, our Living Waterways Awards celebrate the most exciting and inspiring waterway-based projects across the UK.
Getting the recognition you deserve
Sue Wilkinson, chair of the Awards and one of our trustees, said: “We know there are hundreds of brilliant projects taking place along our waterways and we want to shine a light on the incredible contribution that those involved are making to the lives of many thousands of people living near these canals, rivers, lakes and lochs. We urge those involved in these initiatives to enter the Awards and get the recognition they rightly deserve.”
The Living Waterways Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts from the heritage, arts, environment, community and engineering sectors and are sponsored by Amco Geffen, CPC Civils, Fountains and Land & Water.
From inspirational education programmes and innovative construction projects, to exciting community-binding environmental initiatives, these awards have celebrated hundreds of organisations and individuals over the years.
There are six award categories available:
- Art, Culture & Events
- Built Environment
- Engaging the Community
- Heritage & Conservation
- Learning & Skills
- Natural Environment
- Friday 12 June 2020: Awards close to entries NEW CLOSING DATE
- Wednesday 1 July – 30 September 2020: Assessment visits to shortlisted projects
- Wednesday 14 October 2020: Finalists announced
- Winners announced a gala ceremony in Birmingham in January 2021