Cemetery of The Year Awards 2023

5 April 2023

The FREE to enter Cemetery of the Year awards is now available and open to any Burial Authority (cemetery or churchyard) within the UK – we would like to encourage all of our members to enter the online competition. The closing date is 31 July 2023.

The three categories of cemeteries are:

A: Large burial grounds above 10,000 graves
B: Small/medium burial grounds up to 10,000 graves
C: Parish, town and community councils

Winners will receive a Gold Award Certificates along with a CYA Press Release that can be used to promote your work and achievements. Silver Award Certificates will be presented to the runners up along with a CYA Press Releases to promote your work. There will be no cash prize this year in categories A, B and C and the Natural Burial Ground Provider category will not take place this year.

The competition will also include two new categories this year:

D: The BRAMM Bereaved Community Award – a new category which is also open to any burial authority in the UK.

If your cemetery or burial ground has completed any local initiative which has helped the bereaved in any way within the last 5 years you are eligible to enter for this award. This may be simply offering a flower service or café within the cemetery or providing memorials for still born children.

To enter this category, you can write a short account (no more than 250 words) and explain your local enterprise and submit up to three photographs.

The winner of this category will receive £1,000, a BRAMM/CYA Gold Award Certificate and a CYA press release. Silver Award Certificates will be presented to the runners up along with a press release.

The second new award is E: Is Your Cemetery up to Standard Quiz – a simple survey for your cemetery which will allow you to see where you are in providing a modern service for the bereaved.

The Cemetery of the Year Awards is designed not only to improve standards but to encourage compliance with legislation and encourage best practice with information and support from leading Burial Authority Organisations.

For further information and to enter click here.

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