Members are asked to click on the link below and vote for Seaham beach to win an award.  We will also be posting this on Seaham Have Your Say for members of the public to vote.


The excellent regeneration of Seaham continues…

Since the removal of industrial waste along the coastline, the new housing developments such as Eastshore Village, opening of the Marina and water sports centre, the unveiling of the world famous “Tommy” sculpture, new play area and Town Hall and improved annual events, Seaham has become a beautiful tourist destination and wonderful place to live.

Help Seaham get even more on the on the tourist map by voting for it in the Countryfile Annual Awards by following the link below…


How it works

Reader nominations

Reader nominations were gathered from BBC Countryfile Magazine readers online and via a form in the print magazine.


A panel of six judges examined the nominations and whittled them down to a shortlist of five in each category. The judges assessed the quality of the nominations against a series of criteria. 

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. Voting closes on Sunday 17th February at 11:59pm. 

The judges:

  • Charlotte Smith, BBC presenter of Countryfile and Farming Today
  • Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, historian and TV and radio presenter
  • Mark Rowe, travel writer and environmental newswriter
  • Phoebe Smith, explorer and travel writer
  • Fergus Collins, editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine
  • Carys Matthews, BBC Countryfile Magazine online editor

Public voting

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. 

Winners announced – March 201

Information from Seaham Town Council