Head of comms Sian Penlington believed the awards are an important tool in improving the relationship between the council and community.
She said: 'We didn't want the awards to be about the county council, organisations and bureaucracy. The awards are about giving something back to the community.'
'Interest has developed through word-of-mouth. In developing the toolkit, hopefully others can avoid having to jump through the same hoops we did to put on the awards,' Penlington added.
The Wiltshire awards were developed in co-operation with partners including BBC Radio and Newsquest newspapers.