21 October 2022

  • Defender Service Awards presented by Chase returns for the second year to recognize organizations for their extraordinary work in five categories: Animal Welfare, Veterans Outreach, Environmental and Conservation, Community Services, and Search and Rescue
  • Defender Service Awards has announced the 25 finalists across the 5 categories, representing charitable organizations across the US and Canada
  • Each of the 25 finalists will receive $5,000 on behalf of Chase, the presenting sponsor, for a grand total of $125,000 donated
  • Public voting is open October 21 through November 6. The 5 winners, as based on public vote, will be awarded a custom Defender 130 and $25,000 on behalf of category sponsors to enhance their future missions of service
  • To view the videos of the 25 category finalists and vote for your category favorite, visit Defender Service Awards | Land Rover USA
  • Category Winners will be announced on November 12, at ‘Destination Defender’, a weekend celebration of the Defender Lifestyle in the New York Hudson Valley
  • For more information, visit

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – October 21, 2022 – Today, Land Rover announced the five finalists for each category for the second-annual 'Defender Service Awards’ Presented by CHASE, where U.S. non-profits and Canadian registered charities are recognized for making a positive impact in their local communities.

Partner brands have joined the second annual Defender Service Awards to further recognize these organizations' incredible service works. As the presenting sponsor, Chase Bank, will be donating $5,000 to each of the five finalists per category, totaling $125,000 in prize money.

Public voting will take place between October 21 - November 6, to determine the ultimate winners of the five categories of the 2022 Defender Service Awards. To view the finalist videos and vote for your favorite organization, please visit The 5 winning organizations will receive custom Land Rover Defender 130 vehicles and be awarded $25,000 by the category sponsor.

The Defender 130 vehicle is all new for 2023, featuring three rows of seating for up to eight people and 88.9 cubic feet (2,516 liters) of load capacity. The Defender 130 vehicle is fully capable of assisting these organizations with transporting animals, gear, or volunteers with ease.

Winners of this year’s Defender Service Awards will be announced at Destination Defender, presented by CHASE, a premium weekend celebration curated for the Defender enthusiast. Taking place November 12-13, 2022, at Oz Farm in Saugerties, New York, the event will feature Defender inspired experiences including, live music, adventure activities, guest camping and glamping sites, learning seminars, heritage display, and an evening celebration announcing this year’s Defender Service Awards winners.

The finalists across all five categories are as follows: 

Animal Welfare Award, Presented by KONG:

Veterans Outreach Award, Presented by dentsu x:

Environmental and Conservation Award, Presented by OUTSIDE Interactive Inc:

Community Services Award, Presented by ei3:

Search and Rescue Award, Presented by Pelican:

Our sincere gratitude goes out to the over 800 charitable organizations who submitted entries for this year’s Defender Service Awards. The twenty-five finalists captured a special spirit of service which is part of the fabric of our brand. We look forward to sharing the finalists’ entries with the public and wish them luck.”

Joe Eberhardt
President & CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America

Inspired by the endless acts of service across the U.S. and Canada, Land Rover launched the 'Defender Service Awards' to celebrate charitable organizations' positive impact in their local community. To honor the 70-year + history of the brand and the legacy of the Land Rover Defender supporting humanitarian agencies worldwide, the brand is awarding custom outfitted Defender 130 SUVs to five organizations to help further their charitable efforts. To be considered for the awards, organizations had to be U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profits and Canadian registered charities whose efforts fall within the five categories outlined in the program.

To learn more about the 2022 Land Rover Defender, please visit .

Further information

About Land Rover

Founded in 1948, Land Rover designs and engineers its vehicles in the United Kingdom. For over 70 years the brand has built a reputation for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world; whether driving through the heart of the city or traversing the countryside on- and off-road. Today's Land Rover lineup includes the Defender; Discovery and Discovery Sport; Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information, visit the official Land Rover website at


About Jaguar Land Rover: Reimagining the future of modern luxury by design

Jaguar Land Rover is reimagining the future of modern luxury by design through its distinct, British brands.

Our current model range embraces fully electric and mild-hybrid vehicles, as well as the latest gasoline engines. Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are in demand around the world and in Fiscal 2020/21 we sold 439,588 vehicles in 127 countries. Land Rover is the global leader of luxury SUVs through its three families of Range Rover, Discovery and Defender.

At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and a Battery Assembly Centre in the UK. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. Three of our seven technology hubs are in the UK – Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London – with additional sites in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Shanghai, China.

Central to our Reimagine strategy is the electrification of both the Land Rover and Jaguar brands with two clear, distinct personalities. All Jaguar and Land Rover nameplates will be available in pure electric form by the end of the decade. This marks the start of the company’s journey to become a net zero carbon business across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Motors since 2008, Jaguar Land Rover has unrivalled access to leading global players in technology and sustainability within the wider Tata Group.

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