BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2019

Welcome to the 2019 BBC Countryfile Awards – voting has now closed.

Back in autumn 2018, we asked for your nominations – and you sent us some brilliant ideas for every category. These were then whittled down by an expert panel of judges to create the below shortlist. 

Vote in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards

We asked for your nominations in autumn 2018, and you sent us some brilliant ideas for every category. These were then whittled down by an expert panel of judges to create the below shortlists. 

Voting for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards will open on Friday 18th January and close before midnight on Sunday 17th February 2019.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Voting has now closed.

View the winners of the 2018 awards

Categories

We have 10 categories in this year's awards - below is the shortlist from each category.

1. BEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION SHORTLIST

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Forest of Dean
  • North Yorkshire
  • Berwyn Hills
  • Orkney

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2. BEST BRITISH BEACH SHORTLIST

  • Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire
  • White Park Bay, Antrim
  • Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight
  • Seaham, Durham
  • Machrihanish Bay,  Argyll and Kintyre
  • Newborough Warren, Anglesey

3. BEST NATIONAL PARK SHORTLIST

  • Cairngorms
  • North York Moors
  • Dartmoor
  • Pembrokeshire Coast
  • Exmoor

Wild Heather flowers on Exmoor in North Devon, UK

4. BEST VILLAGE SHORTLIST

  • Cartmel, Cumbria
  • Bwlch, Powys
  • Ingleton, North Yorkshire
  • Drummore, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Church Minshull, Cheshire
  • Bembridge, Isle of Wight

5. BEST GARDEN SHORTLIST

  • Coleton Fishacre, Devon
  • Bodnant, Conwy
  • Benvarden, Antrim
  • The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lindisfarne
  • Cottesbrooke Hall & Gardens, Northamptonshire

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6. BEST BRITISH PUB SHORTLIST

  • Crown Inn, Crowntown, Cornwall
  • Ebrington Arms, Kirkby on Bain, Lincs
  • The Dolaucothi Arms, Pumsaint, Carmarthenshire
  • The Chequers Inn at Ranby, Retford, Nottinghamshire
  • Ferry Inn, Orkney
  • Clachaig Inn, Glencoe

7. BRITAIN’S BEST LANDMARK SHORTLIST

  • Dunluce Castle, Antrim
  • Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland
  • Huer’s Hut, Cornwall
  • Nine Standards Rigg, Cumbria
  • Pakenham Water Mill, Suffolk

Hadrian's Wall above Steel Rigg

8. BEST NATURE RESERVE SHORTLIST

  • Findhorn Bay LNR, Moray
  • Seaton Wetlands LNR, Devon, East Devon District Council
  • Falls of Clyde Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • RSPB Ham Wall, Somerset
  •  Suffolk Wildlife Trust Carlton Marshes, Suffolk

9. WILDLIFE SUCCESS STORY SHORTLIST

  • Beavers in the Forest of Dean
  • Caledonian Forest Restoration Project
  • Shiant Isles Seabird Recovery Project
  • Water vole reintroduction on Exmoor

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10. READER PHOTO SHORTLIST

Take a good look at the 11 monthly winners from 2018* and choose your favourite.

How it works

Reader nominations

Reader nominations were gathered from BBC Countryfile Magazine readers online and via a form in the print magazine.

Judging

A panel of six judges examined the nominations and whittled them down to a shortlist of five in each category. The judges assessed the quality of the nominations against a series of criteria. 

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. Voting closes on Sunday 17th February at 11:59pm. 

The judges:

  • Charlotte Smith, BBC presenter of Countryfile and Farming Today
  • Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, historian and TV and radio presenter
  • Mark Rowe, travel writer and environmental newswriter
  • Phoebe Smith, explorer and travel writer
  • Fergus Collins, editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine
  • Carys Matthews, BBC Countryfile Magazine online editor

Public voting

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. 

Winners announced - March 2019

View the winners of the 2018 awards

Terms and conditions

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