Land Rover Defender AwardsLand Rover Defender Awards


Over the past year, there have been incredible displays of bravery and resilience. As defenders and helpers in your own right, you have been pushed to your limits-only to discover how truly capable you are. We are inspired by your commitment to serving others. And we want to support you.

For seven decades, Land Rover has been creating hard-working vehicles that are known worldwide for taking service workers on missions to help others. Now we are awarding seven customized Defender models to seven U.S. nonprofits that go Above & Beyond for their communities every day.

We know that great things happen when a highly capable vehicle is driven by highly capable people. From first responders and conservationists to search and rescue volunteers and wildlife advocates-we want to hear your stories.

Create a video up to three minutes long that describes your 501(c)(3) nonprofit's work, explains what your group is all about, what need you address in your community and how a Land Rover Defender will help support your cause. When the submission window opens for your nonprofit's area of service, upload your video and supporting materials here on the Land Rover website. The Land Rover team will select three finalists in each category, then voting will open for the public to choose the winning organizations.

Submissions are now open for Search & Rescue and Coastal & Marine Conservation. Enter your organization today or refer a nonprofit that's capable of great things. All materials must be uploaded by April 7, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Find the full submission and voting schedules here.



Submissions are now open! Be sure to upload your video and supporting materials before your category's deadline, or refer your favorite nonprofit to win a new Defender. Three finalists will be selected, then public voting will open. Read the official contest rules and sign up to receive email alerts when voting begins.



Medical first responders, disaster relief, EMTs. No matter what life-saving equipment your team needs when responding to an emergency, the Defender can be fitted to carry it.

Submissions deadline is June 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.



Community pounds and shelters, wildlife rescue, veterinary efforts. If the animals you rescue need to travel with you, the Defender can be equipped with accessories and an interior protection pack that make the process seamless.

Submissions deadline is June 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.




Wildfires, fire management, evacuation and rescue efforts. When your team is called into action, respond fearlessly in the Defender. The unique unibody structure provides triple the torsional rigidity of a body-on-frame design, making it especially durable in extreme environments.

Submissions deadline is July 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.



Community beautification, green spaces, home rehabilitation. If your organization needs to transport materials for use in urban projects, the Defender can be equipped with an expedition roof rack that is capable of handling a 291 lb. dynamic load.

Submissions deadline is July 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.




Land conservation, air quality monitoring, environmental maintenance. No matter what kind of environment your team serves, the Defender can take you on your mission. A range of 18" to 22" wheels, including off-road tires, will effortlessly carry you over whatever terrain you traverse.

Submissions deadline is July 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.



Do you know a nonprofit that's capable of great things? Fill out the referral form and we will contact your chosen organization(s) with details on how they can be considered for the Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards.