Look around your neighborhood or office. Our communities require hours of unsung work and support from countless volunteers, and that is why Land Rover has launched "Defender Above & Beyond' awards to support local charities. From now until July 27th, you can submit a video to nominate your favorite 501(c)(3). Here are the categories:

  • 1. Search and Rescue
  • 2. Coastal and Marine Conservation
  • 3. Animal Welfare
  • 4. First Responders
  • 5. Environmental
  • 6. Urban Improvement
  • 7. Fire Services

The winners of each category will receive a new Defender loaded with equipment to help their efforts. This is truly a noble task given the number of esoteric projects we see from other automakers. The Defender is a comfortable daily driver that can pull double duty as a work rig. Or embarrass your 4WD friends in the new Defender V8! The deadlines of the competition are below, and our dealers have all the details.

CategoriesSubmissions OpenSubmissions CloseFinalists SelectionPublic VotingWinners Announced
1.   Search & Rescue 2.   Coastal and Marine ConservationMarch 9, 2021April 7, 2021April 8 – 16, 2021April 21 – May 3, 2021Sep. 2, 2021
3.   Animal Welfare 4.   First RespondersMay 3, 2021June 1, 2021June 2-11, 2021June 16 – 28, 2021Sep. 2, 2021
5.  Environmental 6.  Urban Improvement7.  Fire ServicesJune 28, 2021July 27, 2021July 28 – Aug. 6, 2021Aug. 11-23, 2021Sep. 2, 2021

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