CPRE Devon -Our Outdoors

Our 2017 competition- Our Outdoors

We are pleased to be holding our competition again this year and entries are now invited from communities across Devon.

Full details and an application form can be downloaded below, or for more information please contact our competition organiser, Ivan Buxton on ibuxton16@btinternet.com.  Or call us on 01392 966737

CPRE Our Outdoors Competition 2017 (1)

CPRE Hints for Entrants 2017

Our Outdoors 2017 Entry Form (1)

Good luck!


Our Outdoors Competition 2016 – Results!


Thank you to all the communities who entered our new competition this year.  We had a wide range of entries representing many different parts of Devon – and it was very difficult to judge!  But we are now delighted to announce the winners, who are:

Category 1 – Most creative and distinctive planted outdoor space:  WinnerOffwell Village – ‘The Haycart’.

Category 2 – Most improved and innovative outdoor location:  Highly CommendedSt Mary’s Catholic Primary School,Buckfast – ‘The Woodland Area’.

Category 3 – Our Outdoors as a special and sustainable place in the community: WinnerColyford Goose Fayre;

Highly Commended: Talaton Parish Council – The Whole Village; Berrynarbour Village – Berry in Bloom.

Congratulations!  We look forward to next year’s competition!



The ‘Devon Best Kept Village’ competition was run by CPRE Devon for many years, but in 2014 a decision was made to reconsider, modernise and launch a replacement competition. CPRE Devon considered it was time to change course slightly and champion the overall ‘Outdoors’.  We are now delighted to launch our brand new competition – CPRE Devon ‘Our Outdoors’ 2016.
The contest will be thrown open to all community organisations in both the rural areas of Devon as well as the urban development. CPRE Devon does not just embrace green fields and rolling hills but recognises that parks, open spaces, sea fronts, riversides and canal paths etc., also form integral parts of the comprehensive mosaic that make up our countryside. 
We therefore invite all Parish and Town Councils, Schools, Community Leaders and those responsible for volunteer organisations to enter the “Our Outdoors – 2016 Competition.”   All the information together with an entry form can be found here:   
There are THREE categories and entries will be judged between 31 July 2016 and 31 August 2016. The winning entries in each category will be presented with a one year CPRE Membership, a Certificate, a Plaque and a cheque for £200. Results will be announced by 30 September 2016. To take part organisations should simply study the rules, decide which category to enter then complete and post the appropriate entry form back to us by the 30th June 2016. If you have any queries, please call us on 01392 966737.
We do hope that our new competition will be of interest to you and we look forward to your continued support.