The Barn Owl Award is FWAG SW’s flagship award to celebrate the best of farmland conservation and positive environmental practices across the six counties of the South West region.

The winning farms from our four county competitions; the Gloucestershire Silver Pintail, the Devon Bronze Otter, the Cornwall Otter and the Somerset Otter, relaunching in 2019, will automatically be entered into the regional Barn Owl Competition.

As Dorset and Wiltshire do not have county competitions, farmers in these counties can apply directly to be their county’s entry in the regional Barn Owl Trophy. The final decision as to who is the county’s entry will be made by local FWAG SouthWest advisers.


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…

This direct application is open to farmers in Dorset and Wiltshire only. If you are nominating a farm for one of our County competitions, please visit this page.

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


Timescale for the Barn Owl Award 2020

* Close of application 31st December 2020
* Judging to take place March to June 2020
* Results announced at a regional celebration event later in the year. Venue TBC (generally held at/near the winners farm and includes a farm walk/lunch).


To find out more about any of the competitions, please call the FWAG SouthWest office on 01823 660684 or email us at [email protected].

Read more about our 2018 winner here.

Read more about our 2017 winner here.