With the announcement that the closing date for the 14th Cumbria Tourism Awards has been extended until 4th April, Chris has today revealed further details about the award-design.

Great Gable. The inspiration for the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards Design. Great Gable. The inspiration for the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards Design. Image from www.stridingedge.net

For a second year running, we are delighted to have been commissioned as the Awards Designer with a brief to create an iconic and bespoke work of art to reward the achievements of the county’s top tourism operators.

The hand-forged awards will this year feature one of the most iconic Lakeland landscapes – Great Gable - depicted by a copper ribbon running through the centre of a mild-steel plaque and burnished to give a distinctive mottled finish.

A traditional Lakeland slate insert by local company The Stone Workshop, scripted with the awards logo and category will add the finishing touch.

Chris Brammall comments; “I am delighted to once again be designing the Cumbria Tourism Award. This year, I’ve chosen to highlight my personal favourite Lake District landscape Great Gable, which for centuries has inspired many artists including myself. Each award will be individually hand-forged to create a beautiful, bespoke plaque to be proudly displayed in the award-winning businesses.”

2015 Cumbria Tourism Award featuring The Langdale Pikes.

This year, there are a total of sixteen Cumbria Tourism Awards categories including Wedding Venue of the Year, B&B of the Year and Guest Accommodation of the Year – all new for 2016. Businesses now have until 4th April to enter. All winners will be crowned at a glitzy awards ceremony due to take place in June. For more information please visit www.cumbriatourism.org/awards