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8th May 2024

Nominations open for the Local Government Ecology Awards

The Awards, being run with the Association of Local Government Ecologists, will celebrate the positive impact of ecologists in local government.

We feel that ecologists working in local government are not sufficiently recognised for the excellent work they do, improving the environment for communities across the country.  

To address this, along with the Association of Local Government Ecologists, Verna is excited to launch the Local Government Ecology Awards. This annual, UK-wide award will recognise and celebrate the innovation and hard work of ecologists working in local government. 

From today, anyone can nominate an ecologist working in local government to receive one of these awards, to recognise their work over the past year. The deadline for nominations is 17:00 on Friday 31 May, and the winners will be announced on Friday 14 June.

Criteria

The activities recognised can be anything related to ecology in the context of local government work.  

The nominee must work in local government in the UK, and the majority of the work being recognised must have been performed between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024. Submissions will be judged according to the following criteria:

Judges

The judging panel has been selected to give an independent, broad, and expert view on which submissions best fit the criteria above. Each of the judges is a leader in their field, bringing an important perspective on the role of ecology in local government.

The judges are:

Prizes

Each winner will receive a trophy and NHBS vouchers to the value of:

Nominations form

To nominate yourself or any ecologist working in local government, please fill in this form. Please ensure that you fill the form out in full, or your entry will not be considered.

Nominator
Nominee
This information will be used solely to inform the winners that they have won.
One of the awards is specifically for young people. Your answer to this question will indicate whether the nominee is eligible for this award.
Please refer to the three criteria outlined earlier in this article (maximum 300 words)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.