KALA Sangam and Bradford Cathedral have been nominated for prizes at Welcome to Yorkshire’s prestigious White Rose Awards.

The shortlist for the 2020 White Rose Awards has been revealed with 92 finalists in the running to win one of the highly coveted trophies.

Kala Sangam has been shortlisted in the arts and culture award category, tweeting that it was delighted to be vying for a prize:


Meanwhile, Bradford Cathedral has been nominated in the small visitor attraction of the year prize, where it will battle with the likes of Bolton Castle and Skipton Boat Trips.

Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton, has been shortlisted in the ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism award category.

Bronte Bar and Events has been nominated in the tourism events award category for its Gin Express Experience on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards ceremony is an annual, sensational celebration of Yorkshire’s brilliant businesses and amazing attractions and is the largest tourism awards ceremony in the UK.

This year plans are in place for an awards night to remember, in-line with Government guidelines, following COVID-19.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Mason, Welcome to Yorkshire chief executiveJames Mason, Welcome to Yorkshire chief executive

James Mason, Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive, said: “Huge congratulations to everyone who has made it onto this year’s shortlist of finalists for the White Rose Awards.

“The ceremony is one of Welcome to Yorkshire’s fantastic flagship events and it will be a real privilege to be able to honour the shining stars of Yorkshire tourism, particularly during such a tough year for all in this hardworking sector.

“Once again, competition has been tough, with exceptionally high standards, incredible innovation and many excellent examples of business brilliance demonstrated across the county.

“This will be a fabulous opportunity to promote and celebrate all that’s great about Yorkshire. Good luck to everyone.”

Elaine Lemm, White Rose Awards Chair, said: “During a difficult year for so many, it’s been such a positive experience for the White Rose Award’s panel of prestigious industry-wide experts to see the excellent entries this year.

“The standard, has again, been incredibly impressive and has made choosing 2020 finalists pretty difficult.

“However, it’s truly inspiring to see the range of fabulous venues and wonderful attractions out there, offering such high levels of service in this beautiful county.

“As always, it is easy to see why Yorkshire has an outstanding and continued reputation for top-class tourism and hospitality excellence.”

There are 17 categories in total for 2020 and the winner of each category will be ranked as gold, with the two runners up being rated silver and bronze.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The winners at the 2019 White Rose Awards line upThe winners at the 2019 White Rose Awards line up


Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

  • Cottage in the Dales
  • JORVIK Viking Centre
  • Leeds Playhouse
  • Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park at Rother Valley Country Park

Arts & Culture Award

  • Freedom Festival Arts Trust
  • Harewood House Trust
  • Huddersfield Literature Festival
  • Hull Libraries (The Big Malarkey Festival)
  • Kala Sangam
  • Selby 950
  • The Stephen Joseph Theatre
  • Yorkshire Sculpture International

B&B and Guest House of the Year

  • Brickfields Farm
  • Cawthorne House
  • Orchard Lodge

Business Events Venue of the Year

  • Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor
  • Mercure Sheffield Parkway
  • The Grand, York
  • Lakeside Conference Centre (part of York Biotech Campus)

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

  • Brompton Lakes
  • Catgill Farm - Camping and Luxury Glamping
  • Cote Ghyll Holiday Park, Cottage and Mill
  • High Oaks Grange Peaks and Pods
  • The Private Hill
  • Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park at Rother Valley Country Park
  • Wigwam® Holidays Sedgewell Barn

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Bert's Barrow National Centre for Birds of Prey
  • Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton
  • Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens
  • The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Experience of the Year

  • Hotham's Gin School and Distillery
  • Leeds Cookery School
  • The Bloody Tour of York
  • The Cookery School at The Grand, York
  • Wensleydale Railway

Large Hotel of the Year

  • Grantley Hall
  • The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
  • The Grand, York
  • The White Hart Hotel, Harrogate

The Yorkshire Hotel Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Cannon Hall Farm
  • Castle Howard
  • Harewood House Trust
  • JORVIK Viking Centre
  • Wensleydale Creamery
  • York Maze

New Tourism Business Award

  • Galtres Lodge Hotel & Forest Restaurant
  • Grantley Hall
  • The Bay Horse Inn – Goldsborough
  • High Oaks Grange
  • The Private Hill
  • Waleswood Caravan and Camping Park at Rother Valley Country Park

Producers and Makers Award

  • Bullion
  • Bert's Barrow Cryer & Stott Cheesemongers Ltd
  • Masons Yorkshire Gin
  • Rounton Coffee Roasters
  • The Candied Peel Cake Co

Pub of the Year

  • The Black Bull, Moulton
  • The Carpenter's Arms
  • The Clarendon Country pub with rooms
  • The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
  • The Millers Bar

Self-catering Accommodation of the Year

  • Broadgate Farm Cottages
  • Cottage in the Dales
  • Grand Get-Togethers
  • High Oaks Grange
  • Higher Scholes Cottage Holidays
  • Holly House Farm

Small Hotel of the Year

  • Feversham Arms
  • Hotel & Verbena Spa
  • Galtres Lodge Hotel
  • Goldsborough Hall
  • Grays Court Hotel
  • The Devonshire Fell
  • The Traddock
  • The Wensleydale Heifer

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

  • Bolton Castle
  • Bradford Cathedral
  • Ingleborough Cave & Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail
  • Mother Shipton's
  • Skipton Boat Trips
  • Studfold Adventure Trail World of James Herriot

Taste of England – Casual Dining Award

  • Devour at the Dyehouse
  • Drewtons Farm Shop and Restaurant
  • Forest Restaurant at Galtres lodge
  • Quayside
  • The Rattle Owl

Wensleydale Creamery Tourism Event Award

  • Banana Kick & LeedsBid
  • Bronte Bars & Events - The Gin Express Experience on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Freedom Festival Arts Trust
  • Hallowscream at York Maze
  • Rhubarb Festival
  • York Balloon Fiesta