This year, the competition is back and it is bigger and better. Once again we will be looking for the nation’s best high streets and asking communities around the country to help us by voting for their winners. But this year we have new categories, more finalists and more wonderful high streets and local people to celebrate
The Great British High Street Awards 2015 were a huge success. We had over 230 amazing high streets enter and nearly 200,000 votes for our 21 finalists. After a fierce Competition, Bishy Road in York was crowned the Winner of Winners and overall Great British High Street of the Year 2015.
This year, the Competition is back and it is bigger and better. Once again we will be looking for the nation’s best high streets and asking the public to help us by voting for their winners. We have also introduced new categories such as the Rising Star Award which is looking for high streets that are taking their first steps turning around their fortunes. We also have new categories which are seeking our High Street Heroes - examples of local business owners and store managers that are working hard for their towns and high streets.
High Streets Minister Marcus Jones said:
“With a record number of entries and 200,000 public votes cast, last year’s competition was a massive success. This year’s Great British High Streets Competition is going to be even bigger and better, with new categories and a simplified entry form. I’d urge everyone to get involved to showcase the hard work of your community, in keeping high streets the life and soul of our towns, villages and cities.”
For more details about how to apply, look at the competition guidance and fill out your application. And let us know what you are up to by using the hashtag #GBHighSt and follow @TheGBHighSt on Twitter.
All entries will receive a competition pack, including posters, top tips, logos, press notices and social media guides so you can get your local communities talking about your high street.
The deadline for applications is 9th September 2016.
To view The Great British High Street Awards 2015 winners please click here.
To view The Great British High Street Awards 2014 winners please click here.
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