Gloucestershire’s Silver Pintail Award showcases the long term commitment to wildlife conservation and sustainable farming shown by many farmers across the county. Each year the competition has a theme, this allows different farms to enter in different years, depending on their strengths.


Every year, the Gloucestershire Silver Pintail selects a theme to focus the judging. This theme allows the judges to mark additional points for the water management on your farm, but the traditional judging system is always used that allows many aspects of farm management and care for the environment to be judged and scored accordingly.

The theme for 2024 is Providing for Pollinators

The theme for 2024 will be Providing for Pollinators. This is the last year of the Government’s 10-year National Pollinator Strategy and although this probably hasn’t gone far enough, we would like to celebrate some good examples of farmers and land-managers helping to provide for these essential creatures. This may be through hedgerows, arable margins, herbal leys, orchards, or species rich grassland, to name a few. 

The theme only accounts for a small part of the scoring, so anyone can enter who has a passion for farming with wildlife and conservation in mind. Winners of the Silver Pintail will go forward to the Barn Owl competition which is the regional award for the Southwest. The winner of that goes forward to the FWAG Association National Silver Lapwing Award.


If you’re in Gloucestershire, are passionate about your farm business and the wildlife it supports, complete the form below to enter the Silver Pintail Competition.

How to enter?

Entries for 2024 are now open! We encourage you to nominate yourself or you can put forward someone else. If you are a farmer that fancies your chances, or you know of a worthy farm that demonstrates good conservation practices alongside farming, then don’t wait…

If you have any questions please contact us on [email protected] or call on 01823 660684.


The winner of the Silver Pintail Award each year will go through to represent the county in the regional Barn Owl Awards the following year. This then leads onto the following year, where the winner of which goes forward as our regions entry into the National Silver Lapwing Awards.


View the 2022 Winners here / View the 2019 Winners here / View the 2018 Winners here