This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and reward high streets that are working hard to overcome challenges and succeed in this rapidly changing environment…

For local businesses, councils, community groups and volunteers to celebrate the high streets that are succeeding in overcoming the challenges of a rapidly changing environment…

Winners will be named in each of the four UK nations – England, Scotland, Wales and, for the first time, Northern Ireland – across two categories: Champion High Street and Rising Star High Street.

The Champion High Street category will recognise the nation’s best high streets whilst the Rising Star High Street category will recognise the nation’s most ambitious high streets, which are taking the lead and working together to revive, adapt and diversify. An overall High Street of the Year in Great Britain and Northern Ireland will also be named.


The Prizes: 


4 x £5,000 contribution towards a street party for Champion Award winners.

4 x £5,000 grant towards a local community / technology project for Rising Star Award winners.

1 x £10,000 grant for a local community project for the Overall UK Award winner.

Visit https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/terms for Full Terms & prize details.

Shortlisted finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony in London in November celebrating the high streets that are succeeding and influencing change.

In addition Visa GBHS Street Teams will be visiting randomly selected high streets during the Awards to promote entered high streets and surprise and delight local businesses and consumers with activities and giveaways. To be eligible, make sure you submit your application as soon as possible.


To Enter: 


This year it is easier than ever to enter your high street into the GBHS Awards. If you are a local community team, association or authority that represent your high street (see below list) then click here to register your interest and receive further information and instructions on how to apply.

Visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.com to nominate your High Street for either the Champion or Rising Star Awards.

All entries will be judged to select 4 Champion Award winners, 4 Rising Star Award winners, and 1 Overall UK Award winner selected from the Champion and Rising Star Award winners.

If you are a member of the public and you would like your high street to be entered into the Awards then please get in touch with your MP or your local authority directly to encourage the council to register on behalf of your community.

You can also get involved on social media using #MyHighStreet and the GBHS social media channels (TwitterFacebook and Instagram).

To enter your high street you will need to be a representative of a:

  • Business Improvement District
  • Local Authority
  • Parish Council
  • Town Team
  • Coastal Community Team
  • Town Centre Partnership
  • Community Interest Company
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Trading Association