Nominate an outstanding wildlife recorder for an NBN Award now - closing soon!

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Nominations for National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Awards for Wildlife Recording 2021 close July 18, so get yours in now! These annual Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by individuals and groups to wildlife recording in the UK. Which exceptional individual(s) or group(s) are you going to nominate this year?

Nominating someone is simple you can even nominate yourself!  Visit: and complete the appropriate Awards nomination form either online or email the MS Word form to [email protected] by July 18, 2021.

Contributions can include anything from the number of records made by an individual or group, the number of records openly shared on the NBN Atlas or other systems, the number of participants at a BioBlitz and the quantity of data generated, plugging of gaps in knowledge in a specific area of the UK, technical innovation in recording wildlife or encouraging participation through the development of apps or games etc. 

There are five categories of awards: 

  •  NBN Award for wildlife recording - terrestrial (open to individuals 21 years +)
  •  NBN Award for wildlife recording - marine (open to individuals 21 years +)
  •  NBN Group Award (no age restrictions)
  •  NBN Young Person’s Award (open to individuals aged 11-20)
  •  NBN Newcomer Award (open to individuals 21 years +)

Finalists will be announced on 5 October and the winners will be announced at the NBN Conference in November 2021. Information about the winners of the 2020 NBN Awards and other previous years’ awardees is available on here: The NBN, the UK’s largest partnership for nature, developed these awards in partnership with the National Forum for Biological Recording and the Biological Records Centre in 2015.


22 May 2021
Janice A