Greener Gateway Community Awards

Individual Awards

Entry submissions 

Entries to the Border Biodiversity, Cultivating Communities and Sustainability awards can be submitted online via the relevant application form. Entrants can also submit paper copy application forms if they would prefer.

The criteria for the awards can be found within the guidelines document.

Supporting documents such as images and videos can be submitted in a variety of ways, including:

  • As downloads through file transfer sites (WeTransfer for example)
  • On a physical drive such as a USB stick
  • As a link via YouTube, Facebook, Flickr page, website or any other similar platform

Online applications can be submitted to If you need documents in an alternative format or language, please send an email to the same address.

Physical submissions or supporting documentation can be sent to postal address:

Greener Gateway Community Awards

Parks & Environment

Scottish Borders Council

Newtown St Boswells



Judging for the 2024 individual awards is proposed to take place in mid August after the submission deadline of Friday 2nd August.

Submissions will be assessed by an external panel of judges using the specific criteria for each award.

Awards format

Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded across the following categories:

• Border Biodiversity Award, for efforts in supporting and increasing biodiversity

• Cultivating Communities Award, for community food growing

• Sustainability Award, for demonstrating best practice in regards to sustainability

A ‘Best in Category’ Award will also be presented for each category.

Awards Evening

An awards ceremony will be held in late September to celebrate all the projects, community groups and schools who participated in this year’s Greener Gateway Community Awards. Further details of this will be shared later this summer.