Nominations for NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020 closing soon!

Nominations for NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020 closing soon! - UK and Ireland :

You have until Friday July 26 to submit nominations for the 2020 UK National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Awards for Wildlife Recording. These annual awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by individuals and groups to wildlife recording; which is helping to improve our understanding of the natural world within the UK and enabling evidence-based environmental decision making.  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.

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 +)

Nominating someone for an award is simple and you can even nominate yourself!  Go to the link here for the appropriate Awards nomination form. You can complete it online or email the edited MS Word document to [email protected] by 26 July 2020.

Short-listed nominees in each Award category will be announced on 5 October and the winners will be announced  at the National Biodiversity Network’s annual conference in November. Information about the winners of the 2019 NBN Awards is available on the NBN website. The 2020 awards are supported by Opticron, the Field Studies Council, Nature Photographers Ltd., William Collins, British Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Book Service.  

20 Jul 2020
Janice A