SURF Awards open for entries with new housing category

SURF-Awards-logo-300x159The 2017 SURF Awards have now opened with a brand new Housing Award and will be accepting applications until 5pm on September 18.

The awards are delivered each year by SURF, an independent network of regeneration organisations, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share excellence and innovation in initiatives addressing physical, social and economic problems in communities across Scotland.

This year the five categories will be:

  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Youth Employment: Overcoming Barriers
  • Scotland’s Most Improved Place
  • Housing
  • Creative Regeneration
  • The process will conclude with an Annual Awards Dinner at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, on December 7.

    To coincide with the awards, SURF will be running a Caption Competition for the duration of the application period.

    Chick Meets Rubber DuckIt is looking for the best and funniest caption for the 2017 SURF Award image featuring the rubber duck and the chick, featured above. Entries will be accepted via email to, Twitter, Facebook or post until 5pm on September 18. Please include your name and contact details with your entry.

    The winner will be announced shortly after the closing date and will receive a free place at this year’s celebratory SURF Awards Dinner.

    So get your entries ready you would be ‘quackers’ not to.

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