Here at the RBAs we try to listen to our entrants. We’ve received so many emails from people simply running out of time to fill out their entries. Whether it’s due to school holidays, the last spell of good weather or the start of show season, we’re in one of the busiest times of the year for many rural businesses.

So, we’ve taken all of that into account and decided to extend our entry deadlines. The way we structure our judging process means that we can be flexible. Over the next 6 weeks, our judges look at each region in turn. As long as your entry is in before shortlisting commences, we will consider your business for an award.

For the new entry deadlines for each region, look at the table below:


So, if you haven’t managed to submit an entry yet, now’s the time! These extensions should take all the stress out of writing last minute answers and help you to make your entries the best they can be!

Let us know if you have any questions about your entry. The RBA team are here to help and want to make your entry process as easy as possible! You can get in touch with us on 01163800525 or email office@ruralbusinessawards.co.uk

To work on your entry, click here.

For guidance on how to put together an entry, read our entry guidelines, or this article on How to Write An Awards Winning Entry.

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