If you are nominating or voting for UK's Best Park 2019 please take a moment to read the below terms and conditions of the award.

 

Nominating

In order to take part in the voting phase of the award, a local park or green space must first be nominated during the nominations phase.

  • Nominations open at 9am on Monday 27th May 2019 and close at noon on Monday 1st July 2019. No nominations will be accepted after this time.
  • To nominate, you will be required to provide the name and address of your chosen park along with up to 50 words explaining what makes the space special to you and why it deserves recognition. The 50-word description cannot contain any link or reference directing to further information.
  • You are encouraged to submit an accompanying picture of the park. Photos submitted must be original and not subject to copyright restrictions. By submitting a picture, you are giving Fields in Trust permission to use it in our marketing and publicity materials including print publications and online.
  • Only the first nomination received for each park will be accepted, except in cases where the nomination does not contain an image. In this case if a subsequent nomination is received which does contain an image then the nomination with an image will take precedence over the nomination without an image.
  • Mass support is only needed during the voting phase and multiple nominations will not give your chosen park any greater chance of winning. If your chosen park has already been nominated then please return here from 9am on Friday 5th July 2019 to vote for it as UK's Best Park.
  • Nominations must be for a local green space - such as a park, recreation ground or playing field - which has regular public access. Royal Parks, National Parks, National Nature Reserves, regional parks, sports stadia and working burial sites are not eligible for nomination.

 

Voting

The voting phase will open at 9am on Friday 5th July 2019 and run until noon on Monday 19th August 2019.

  • An individual may cast only one vote throughout the duration of the voting period. This will be facilitated by the one vote per email address principle.
  • In order to count towards a park's total votes cast must be verified by clicking the link within the email sent to the voter after submitting the online form.
  • At the end of the voting phase the total overall number of votes cast will be published, but the vote count for any individual park will not be revealed.

 

Shortlisting

The one park in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to have received the most public votes will be shortlisted following close of voting.

  • The shortlist will be announced on the Fields in Trust website and on our social media channels shortly after the close of voting.
  • The overall winner of UK's Best Park 2019 will be announced at the conclusion of our 'Summer of Parks' in mid-September. The park's nominator will be invited to accept the award on the park's behalf.
  • Shortlisted parks will each be awarded a certificate recognising their success and the overall winner will also receive a flag identifying them as UK's Best Park 2019.

 

If you have any questions about the nominations or voting phases of UK's Best Park 2019 please get in touch by emailing info@fieldsintrust.org.

The decision of the award organisers, Fields in Trust, is final and binding in all cases.