The Cemetery of the Year Awards 2005 is re-launching its search for Britain’s best burial ground and stiff competition is guaranteed. If you have a local favourite, let us know.
[ClickPress, Wed Mar 09 2005] The Cemetery of the Year Awards 2005 is re-launching its search for Britain’s best burial ground and stiff competition is guaranteed. If you have a local favourite, let us know.
The Competition, now into its 8thyear, aims to increase public awareness of the important role that cemeteries can play within the community.
Cemeteries, crematoria and burial grounds are assessed on a wide range of criteria including the level of maintenance, available facilities, burial choice, imaginative landscaping and community involvement.
Despite the awards’ name the competition is open to all burial sites from cemeteries, crematoria and churchyards to pet cemeteries and green burial sites. Everyone has the chance to become the Cemetery of the Year.
Jessica Borton, awards administrator, says “we reached a record number of entries last year and we hope that this year will be even more successful. We are now getting all different types of burial grounds entering and representing their corner of the industry.”
The Cemetery of the Year is open to all British cemeteries, burial grounds, churchyards or crematoria. Those wishing to enter should contact Jessica Borton on 0207 463 2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more information call Jessica Borton on 0207 463 2020 or email@example.com
The awards were established in 1998 for two reasons: to encourage and reward high standards amongst the nation’s cemeteries and to raise public awareness of the importance of cemeteries which can house a wealth of historical, ecological and sociological information.
Entrants are assessed in two parts: 1) a desk based assessment of the application form and supporting material; 2) field assessment which is made on a single day against the set criteria.