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Dorset Best Village Awards 2019

Magna is thrilled to be supporting the Dorset Best Village Awards once again.

It’s time to get your entries in for this year’s Best Village Competition!

Magna Housing has been the main sponsor since 2010, but this year we are taking over the reins from Dorset Community Action to run the competition.

Catriona Fountain, head of communication at Magna, said: “The competition is a great way to bring communities together and help villages to thrive. We wanted to continue to support this fantastic event and we are really pleased to have the chance to run it this year.”

Categories remain the same as previous years, with more than £2,000 in prize money that will be given away to the category winners.

Rita Burden, a volunteer and one of the competition judges, has been part of the event for the last 30 years and in recent years has been the co-ordinator. She said: “Magna Housing has been a key part of the competition for the last 10 years and I’m delighted to continue working with them this year.”

Additional sponsorship comes from a number of organisations including the Blackmore Vale Magazine, the Dorset Magazine, the Dorset Echo, the Dorset Waste Partnership and the Dorset Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Rita added: “We are always delighted to receive entries from our faithful followers, but I would like to encourage those village communities who have not entered for a while, or have never entered, to come and join in with this exciting competition.”

The competition is open to all villages in Dorset.

The deadline for entries in the Best Kept Village category is 29 April 2019. The deadline for all other categories is 24 June 2019.

You can get all the relevant forms here:

Aims of the competition

Entry Form

Judges' sheet

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