Applications for the 2018 Great British High Streets Awards are now open!


Applications for the 2018 Great British High Streets Awards are now open! 

The Great British High Street (GBHS) Awards 2018, which is being run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, sponsored by Visa and backed by other partners, is recognising and celebrating local achievements on our high streets and supporting the communities in which we live and work.

The key dates for the Awards are as follows: 

  • 22 August – Entries close 
  • 10 September – Shortlist announced 
  • 31 October – Voting closes and judges’ visits 
  • November – Winners announced at awards ceremony. 

High streets are eligible to win up to £10,000 for their local community, plus the opportunity for their local businesses and consumers to participate in a Visa GBHS Spend & Win Competition, which rewards the people that make our high streets so special. Click here for further information.

Winners will be named in each of the four UK nations – England, Scotland, Wales and, for the first time, Northern Ireland – across two categories: Champion High Street and Rising Star High Street. The Champion High Street category will recognise the nation's best high streets whilst the Rising Star High Street category, sponsored by SumUp, will recognise the nation's most ambitious high streets, which are taking the lead and working together to revive, adapt and diversify.

An overall High Street of the Year in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will also be named.

Good luck!


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