The Young Environmentalist Award recognises and rewards schools, youth clubs and individuals for the fantastic achievements they are making to protect the county’s environment.
Roger Pavey, Chairman of the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards said "The award scheme highlights the enthusiasm and determination of young people to improve our environment. It is always very exciting to learn how much positive work is being done, and the awards are a wonderful way of thanking them for their commitment and hard work."
Entries can be from projects that cover litter, waste and recycling, energy, transport, greening school grounds and gardening, or biodiversity. They may have just started or could have been running for some time, as long as they demonstrate a positive contribution to the environment and are based in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire or North-East Lincolnshire.
The deadline for entries in the Young Environmentalist Award is 30 April 2010.
How to enter the Lincolnshire Young Environmentalist Award
Simply write 200 - 300 words describing your project and how it contributes to the environment. Finalists will be invited to present their entries on Thursday 8 July to the final judging panel led by Professor David Bellamy at the Education Centre, Whisby Nature Park near Lincoln.
Completed entries, together with a covering letter including a contact name, telephone number and email address, should be forwarded no later than 30 April 2010 to:
Lincolnshire Environmental Awards
c/o Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Manor House Street
Entries can also be made online via the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards website.
The Lincolnshire Environmental Award scheme has a well-established reputation and is the only dedicated environmental awards programme in the county. It is designed to recognise all sectors of the community so it is with deep regret that adult section of Lincolnshire Environment Awards for community groups, farmers and businesses, will not be run in 2010.
Roger Pavey said: "We have lost two of our sponsors and have been unable to find replacements; hence, we have had to take this disappointing step. We plan to run the full Awards next year and are seeking new sponsors to this end. We are keen to hear from anyone who is interested financially supporting the full Awards scheme next year."