Essex has a wide variety of villages, where local people are doing great things to strengthen community life. The purpose of the Essex Village of the Year Competition is to celebrate and reward these efforts.  The competition has a proud tradition, but it continues to evolve with several villages competing last year for the first time ever. Any village in the county with a population of 6,000 or less can take part.

The entry deadline is Friday 24th April.  The 2020 Essex Village of the Year and all prize winners will be announced at our Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday 8th July.