AN annual awards ceremony will go ahead this year - but digitally.

While traditional competition activity has not been possible this year, many communities, individuals and schools have been submitting projects, stories and photographs to Cumbria in Bloom at

More than 50 projects have been submitted as well as numerous photos and stories.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria In Bloom said: “We have been delighted and encouraged by this positive response which has come in from all parts of the county.

“We cannot have a traditional Awards Ceremony this year; so instead, we will be presenting digitally the general certificates via a Zoom meeting on October 22 to which all recipients will be invited to attend."

The Exceptional Effort Awards are as follows: Outstanding Community Participation; Variety of Projects in a Community; Village Gardens; Individual Initiative; School Gardening; Resilience in Difficult times; Wildlife Projects. Winners will receive a framed certificate .