Village of the Year competition

This summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine a winner, with a £10,000 prize up for grabs.    

Please apply if you think your village should be considered for the programme. In order to apply you just need to send  an email with some basic information about your village. Further details on how to apply can be found here.

All  villages can apply by visiting the website and following the simple online application
or by emailing

Once you have emailed, the Village of the Year team will be in touch to request more information. After that, we will review the applications and, if your village is selected for the shortlist of around 76 villages, you will be informed and our team will arrange a day when we can come and film at your village.

We will be grouping our villages into four broad regions of the UK depending on the spread of applications. Each region will have one winning village that will go through to a grand final with an opportunity to win the £10,000 prize.