Searching for Lincolnshire’s green heroes

Monday 12th March 2018

Boy holding a toadBoy holding a toad - Amy Lewis

Could you be a winner? The search is on to find Lincolnshire’s most environmentally friendly businesses, communities, farms and schools.

Entries are sought for the county's most prestigious celebration of environmental excellence: The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2018. The Awards recognise hard work and enthusiasm for improving our environment by bringing together communities, businesses, farmers and schools to celebrate their achievements.

Chairman of the Award scheme and Lindum Rotary Club member, Richard Pennell said
“Entering the competition is a worthwhile and enjoyable experience, it’s a way to share best practice and it may inspire others to take action themselves.” 

The categories in the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2018 are:

Anglian Water Business Award
Open to any type of business: retail, manufacturing, service

Community Award
Open to any type of community group including non-profit organisations: local conservation, urban gardening, woodlands, river enhancement

Rural and Farming Award
Open to any type of rural business: farms, nurseries, forestry, leisure

FCC Young Environmentalist Award
For schools, youth groups such as scouts and guides, and individuals (nominations are welcome)
The winner of the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award (for schools and youth groups with children aged under 13 years) will receive a cash prize of £250 and the runner up a cash prize of £150, all finalists will receive £100.

How to enter the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2018

Simply write a short description of your project (200 – 300 words). Enter online at

or post your description, together with a contact name telephone number and email address, to:

Lincolnshire Environmental Awards
c/o Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Banovallum House
Manor House Street
Lincolnshire LN9 5HF

The closing date for entries is Saturday 31 March 2018, following which a judging panel will shortlist projects. Each shortlisted project will be contacted to arrange a visit during April and May, to meet those involved for a short discussion, and tour if appropriate.

Young finalists are invited to present their entries to the judges on Thursday 3 May 2018 - our Green Heroes Day at Whisby Nature Park.

Finalists in the Community, Business, Rural & Farming categories are invited to present their entries to the final panel of judges led by Professor David Bellamy on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln. The awards are presented at a gala dinner that evening.

The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, the only dedicated environmental awards in the county, are organised by Lindum Rotary Club and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Details of the winners and runners-up of previous year's Environment Awards can be found on the Awards website.