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High Street of the Year Award

Tell us and show us why your high street is great! This new competition is open to Town Teams and recognised local partnerships who can nominate a high street in their area - all with the aim of celebrating the incredible diversity and services that British high streets provide.

Entries Closed

The deadline for applications to the Great British High Street Awards 2014 has now passed. Many thanks to all those who applied.

The shortlisted entrants have been officially announced.You can find out more details and view the complete list of finalists at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/high-streets-to-battle-it-out-to-be-named-top-of-the-shops.

Please keep supporting your local high street on social media using #GBHighSt, and for any specific enquiries, please email highstreets@communities.gsi.gov.uk

High streets in the following six categories can be entered :

  • city centre
  • town centre
  • market town
  • coastal community
  • local shopping centre or parade of shops
  • village

MPs supporting the campaign

  • Penny Mordaunt MP
  • Brandon Lewis MP
  • Karen Lumley MP
  • Daniel Kawczynski MP
  • Mark Reckless MP
  • Fiona Bruce MP
  • Eric Pickles MP
  • Kris Hopkins MP
  • Stephen Williams MP
  • Grant Shapps MP
  • Mary Macleod MP
  • Stephen Hammond MP

London high streets can also enter online for the Mayor’s Award for London.

The competition is open for applications from 18th June to 30th August 2014 and the winners will be announced in the autumn. For more information and available categories, please view these documents.

Enter online

Entries are now closed for 2014.

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