ENTRIES are open for this year’s Dorset’s Best Village competition.

Competition organiser and main sponsor, Magna Housing, launched the competition on February 14 and asks everyone to take part and celebrate the villages and local communities across Dorset.

Selina White, chief executive at Magna Housing, said: “We are at the heart of our local communities and committed to creating great places where people choose to live. This competition is a great way to bring communities together and help villages celebrate their achievements and assets.

“We are delighted to continue to support this fantastic competition and give everyone a chance to promote their village, their local community and their people.”

Prizes are available for the best village, the people’s project, best village shop and community heritage award with more than £2,000 in prize money available.

Rita Burden, one of the judges, said: “We are always delighted to receive entries from our faithful followers, but I would like to encourage those village communities who have never entered, to come and join in with this exciting competition ”

Visit www.magna.org.uk for further information.