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PUBLISHED: 09:07 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:01 30 June 2010

The search is on for buildings, landscape or education projects that enhance the rural environment which could be in line for this year's CPRE Norfolk Awards.

The search is on for buildings, landscape or education projects that enhance the rural environment which could be in line for this year's CPRE Norfolk Awards.

These prestigious awards are presented annually by The Campaign to Protect Rural England in Norfolk to promote and encourage outstanding projects in the countryside and in Norfolk's market towns.

The CPRE Norfolk Awards scheme, which was set up in 1979 to recognise small-scale conservation projects, is now one of the longest running environmental awards schemes in the county and has grown to include restoration projects, building conversions, innovative building design, landscape management projects and environmental work in schools.

Last year 24 projects were given awards at a ceremony at the Assembly House in Norwich. Award-winning projects last year included a litter education project in Breckland, “The Walks” urban park restoration project in Kings Lynn and the new Wymondham Library.

Martin Walton, chairman of the awards panel, said: “The projects should be applauded not only for their inherent value, but also because they serve as an example to others. Similarly, we want to recognise and acknowledge the efforts of the individuals involved, for their commitment in making projects of such a high standard, and thereby enhancing Norfolk.”

The awards are sponsored by the Targetfollow group.

To be considered for this year's Awards, all applications must be received by June 11. Application forms are available from the www.cprenorfolk.org.uk, by emailing info@cprenorfolk.org.uk or by phoning the CPRE Norfolk office on 01603 761660.

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