Over this summer, Penelope Keith and her team of judges will be visiting villages across the UK to determine the winner of this brand new programme, with a £10,000 prize to be spent on your village up for grabs.

We want you to apply if you think your village should be considered for the programme. In order to apply you just need to send us an email with some basic information about your village. Further details on how to apply can be found here.

Once you have emailed us, the Village of the Year team will be in touch to request more information. After that, we will review the applications and, if your village is selected for the shortlist of around 76 villages, you will be informed and our team will arrange a day when we can come and film at your village.

We will be grouping our villages into four broad regions of the UK depending on the spread of applications. Each region will have one winning village that will go through to a grand final with an opportunity to win the £10,000 prize.

We know villages are one of the best things about our country and we look forward to celebrating them in Village of the Year 2017.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 14th May 2017. If the deadline to apply is extended, it will be announced on this website.

Good Luck!