The Awards Awards 2017 shortlists Green Flag Award Home News The Awards Awards 2017 shortlists Green Flag Award 07 March 2017 The Green Flag Award scheme has been shortlisted for the Awards Awards 2017. Exciting news ... the Green Flag Award scheme, managed by Keep Britain Tidy, has been shortlisted for the Awards Awards 2017 in the category "best judging panel and process for an award." The Green Flag Award scheme celebrates the very best parks and green spaces - across the UK and further afield. Now in its 21st year, Green Flags fly over 1,700 sites, that's equal to 64,300 Wembley football pitches in England alone. Sites are judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, sustainability, community involvement and providing a warm welcome. The team will be attending a ceremony in May to find out who wins - we'll announce the winners here so watch this space.