The 2014 Living Waterways Awards are now open for entries (7 February 2014) and we want people and organisations to nominate the most inspiring and exciting waterway-based projects across the UK for recognition.
Building on the success of the Waterways Renaissance Awards, we want to hear about those people and projects that have done the most to make a difference to the nation’s historic canals and rivers, making them exciting places to live, learn and spend time.
Tony Hales, chairman of the Canal & River Trust, explains: “It is thanks to the tireless and often unsung efforts of individuals, communities and organisations that millions of people are able to take pleasure in the wonderful waterways that we have today. We want to shine a spotlight on the most engaging, innovative and inspirational projects, to recognise the amazing work being done across the country, to celebrate success and, most of all, to say thank you.
"That’s why we are backing these prestigious awards which will highlight all the good work that goes on to bring life to our canals and rivers, transform the places they pass through and enrich the lives of all who use them.”
Led by an independent panel of experts drawn from the voluntary, environmental, heritage, engineering and architecture sectors, the Living Waterways Awards will celebrate the work done by individuals, communities and organisations to improve their canal or river.
The winners of the 2014 Living Waterways Awards, which are sponsored by Keir, CPC Civils, Galliford Try and Hyder Consulting, will be announced at a ceremony in September 2014.