Please use the information below as a guideline for the competition.

The Pride of Place team have prepared the following descriptions to help you decide which category you should enter your groups under. Please note that this isn’t a prescriptive document. Do feel free to get in touch with the team if you have any queries about category suitability.

Population categories

Population categories are judged based on complete communities where every citizen is looked after and included, irrespective of date of birth or place of birth and the judges will be interested in the facilities and activities provided including youth, elderly, sport, heritage, culture, and the environment. These can cover a wide range of community initiatives, depending on whatever the community is involved in.

Creative Communities

This category is for any project or group with a creative focus. These groups may be involved in using spaces to produce products and events – (e.g. the arts, job creation, landscaping etc). This category may also include drama, music, song, or dance to support the vulnerable in the community.

Climate Action and Biodiversity

The judges are interested in how the community/group has delivered climate action and biodiversity initiatives in the community.

Community Youth Initiative

Any initiative that involves and benefits young people. The group could be led by young people, or the work targeted at young people.

Inclusive Communities

This is a category with diversity and inclusivity at its heart. For example, the work may focus on migrants or minority groups.

Community Wellbeing Initiative

Any Initiative that benefits the lives of a particular cohort of the community (targeted) or the whole community (holistic). This is a broad category which highlights many different aspects of wellbeing, such as physical and mental health. The judges this year would welcome initiatives targeting loneliness.

Community Tourism Initiative

Any specific visitor or location enhancement initiative that benefits the local (or wider) economy.

Age Friendly Communities

Any initiative that involves and benefits older people. The group could be led by older people, or the initiative could be targeted at older people.

Urban Neighbourhoods*, Housing Estates/ Residents Associations

As for population categories with reference to activities/ services in the urban neighbourhood or housing estate.

*Urban Neighbourhoods: An urban neighbourhood is a defined area of a city, town or suburban area.