Commended in last year's Living Waterways Awards, The crew of Chesterfield Canal Trust workboat Python

Living Waterways Awards 2020 entries invited

THE search is on for the best schemes, projects and initiatives for the Canal & River Trust’s Living Waterways Awards 2020.

Now in their 17th year, the awards celebrate the most exciting and inspiring waterway-based projects across the UK.

The Awards will be open for entries from Thursday February 6 until Thursday March 26, 2020.  Full details of the Awards and how to enter can be found at


Sue Wilkinson, chair of the Awards and trustee of Canal & River Trust, said: “We know there are hundreds of brilliant projects taking place along our waterways and we want to shine a light on the incredible contribution that those involved are making to the lives of many thousands of people living near these canals, rivers, lakes and lochs.

“We urge those involved in these initiatives to enter the Awards and get the recognition they rightly deserve.”

The Living Waterways Awards are judged by an independent panel of experts from the heritage, arts, environment, community and engineering sectors and are sponsored by Amco Geffen, CPC Civils, Fountains and Land & Water.


From inspirational education programmes and innovative construction projects, to exciting community-binding environmental initiatives, these awards have celebrated hundreds of organisations and individuals over the years.

There are six award categories available:

  • Art, Culture & Events
  • Built Environment
  • Engaging the Community
  • Heritage & Conservation
  • Learning & Skills
  • Natural Environment
Children on rafts and kayaks on the Fossdyke Canal at Saxilby, commended in last year's Living Waterways Awards
The Saxilby Waterfront Project was commended in the Engaging Communities category last year. PHOTOS: CRT