The Food & Drink Federation (FDF) is now accepting entries for this year's Community Partnership Awards.

Which? chairman Professor Robert Pickard will head up the judges' panel alongside Lorraine Hendle, publishing director of The Grocer.

The awards, which include a new environmental category, will celebrate the dedication and contributions UK food and drink companies have made towards local communities and the environment.

This year's categories are: culture, media and sport; education; environment; local community; and workplace community. Contributions include supporting local schools, hospitals, sports activities and civic projects.

The entry deadline is 22 May, with the winners named on 15 October.

Visit www.fdf.org.uk/cpa for more information.