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The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards are easy to take part in and free to enter.

How to enter

Simply write a short description (200 – 300 words) describing your project or work and how it contributes to the environment.

Entries can be made using our online form.

Or by post (with a covering letter including a contact name, telephone number and email address) to:

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

Key dates:

Deadline for entries: Thursday 31 March 2017
Visits by judges: April – May 2017
Presentations to judging panel: Thursday 25 May 2017 (during the day)
Gala Dinner: Thursday 25 May 2017 (evening)

Judging

Judging is carried out by an independent panel of experts in their field, selected for their impartiality, experience and suitability for each category. 
The initial shortlisting is based on the information provided. Shortlisted entrants may then be visited by a judge. Finalists are invited to present their entries to the final panel of judges led by Professor David Bellamy on Thursday 25 May 2017 at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln. The awards are presented at a gala dinner that evening.

Why enter the awards?

  • It’s a great way to showcase your work and achievements, boost morale and reward individuals and teams for their hard work, and to inspire and encourage others to take action.
  • We invite those who reach the finals to the Gala Dinner as our guest by providing two complimentary tickets.
  • The winning entries in each category receive a Winners Trophy and Winners Logo for use on websites and promotional material.
  • The results are published online and in the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust magazine.

The Annual Gala Dinner takes place at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln
Hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Melvyn Prior, the Gala Dinner is a celebration of Lincolnshire's outstanding success stories.
A drinks reception is followed by a three-course dinner with coffee. During the presentation, guests will learn more about those who have reached the shortlist and find out who the winners are. The guideline for dress is jacket and tie and ladies equivalent. Finalists are allocated two places at the dinner as guests (at no cost, additional tickets are £25 each. 
The dinner is attended by our patrons: The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Toby Dennis, the Bishop of Lincoln the Rt Revd Christopher Lowson and Professor David Bellamy.

Tips on entering

  • Remember everyone has a chance of winning
  • Dedication and enthusiasm is favoured over financial inputs – be sure not to undervalue your achievements
  • Don’t be put off thinking your efforts are not up to a ‘set’ standard.
  • Imagine you’re the judge – would your application impress you? Think about this when completing your entry. Keep your points punchy and relevant. Consider the 5 Ws – Who, What, Why, Where, When.
  • Our judges are used to comparing businesses and projects of very different types and sizes
  • If you can't find a category to match what you do, please get in touch with us and we'll give you guidance