What we do Conservation competitions County Competitions Somerset Otter RELAUNCHING the Somerset Otter Award in 2019 We are delighted to announce that in 2019 we will be re-launching the Somerset Otter Award, after much discussion and excitement! The Somerset Otter dates back to 1982 and over that time has had an exceptional array of winning farms. The award has taken a short break, but with so much good practice in Somerset, along with new initiatives, it is time to bring back the Otter! The winner of the Somerset Otter also goes on to represent the county in the regional Barn Owl Trophy in the same year, the winner of which goes forward as our regions entry into the National Silver Lapwing the following year. How to enter? 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… contact us on [email protected] or call on 01823 660684. The 2019 application will be open shortly, but we welcome you to get in touch with us now. Timescale for the Somerset Otter competition 2019* Close of application 31st March 2019* Judging to take place from 1st April – 11th June* Results announced at an event later in the year The winner of the Somerset Otter for 2019 will go through to represent the county in the regional Barn Owl Awards in the same year, the winner of which goes forward as our regions entry into the National Silver Lapwing for 2020.