Searching for Lincolnshire’s green heroes

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

The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2020 are open for entries. 

The annual green award scheme has a well-established reputation and is designed to recognise, reward and encourage positive environmental action in all sections of the community.

Chairman of the Award scheme and Lindum Rotary Club member, Richard Pennell said: “The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards illustrates what can be achieved. This annual award scheme brings together communities, businesses and schools to celebrate their achievements. It’s inspiring to discover what people have been doing to help protect and improve the environment for all of us. And we want to hear from you.”

The categories in the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2020 are:

  • Streets Chartered Accountants Business Award
    Open to any type of business: retail, manufacturing, service
  • Maher Millard Construction Ltd Countryside Enterprise and Small Business Award
    Open to any type of rural business, from farming to nurseries, forestry and leisure.
  • Lincolnshire Co-op Community Award
    Open to any type of community group including non-profit organisations: local conservation, urban gardening, woodlands, river enhancement
  • 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 £300 and all finalists will receive £150.

How to enter the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2020

Use our online form and simply write a short description of your project (200 – 300 words).

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 31 March 2020, 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.

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. 
  • 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.